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This medication is used to prevent harmful blood clots (for example, in your legs or lungs) from forming after hip or knee replacement surgery. Rivaroxaban is also approved for use to help prevent strokes and harmful blood clots that may form due to a certain irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation). In Canada, this medication is also used to treat harmful blood clots in the legs.

Rivaroxaban is an anticoagulant that works by blocking certain clotting proteins in your blood.

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