rivaroxaban

noun
riv·​a·​rox·​a·​ban | \ ˌriv-ə-ˈräk-sə-ˌban How to pronounce rivaroxaban (audio) \

Medical Definition of rivaroxaban

: an anticoagulant drug C19H18ClN3O5S that inhibits the activity of factor X and is taken orally especially to prevent and treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and to reduce the risk of stroke related to atrial fibrillation

Note: Rivaroxaban is marketed under the trademark Xarelto.

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“Rivaroxaban.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rivaroxaban. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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