Does Xarelto Affect Labor and Delivery?

Xarelto and Labor and Delivery

Given that there is so little experience with the use of Xarelto during pregnancy, there is also little experience with the use of this drug during labor and delivery. Therefore, there are no standard recommendations for how to deal with pregnant women who are taking Xarelto during labor and delivery.
 
Different healthcare providers will likely have different approaches to using Xarelto near the end of pregnancy, particularly because there may be a risk for serious complications if an epidural or spinal anesthesia is used in a woman taking this drug.
 

Final Thoughts

In many cases, the benefits of taking Xarelto during pregnancy clearly outweigh the possible risks. However, there are also cases where it is unclear if this medicine will truly be helpful. In any case, women should discuss the possible risks and benefits for their own particular situation with their healthcare provider.
 
Pregnancy and Pain

Xarelto Drug Information

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