I have been on 20mg per day of rivaroxaban for a month now and to date all ok. Tonight very dark urine. I’m sure I have read this happens to other people occasionally, is this true? Many thanks!
Rivaroxaban and dark urine: I have been on... - AF Association
If you are at all unsure of chest pain then do see your doctor, trust your body. I had a constant ache around my central chest area for some time - but ache, not pain.
Also, consider what you have eaten regarding dark urine. B complex supplements = radioactive yellow/green whilst beets dark red/brown. All sorts of foods and spices can alter the colour and of course the obvious - were you dehydrated? I
At our surgery you could pop in and ask the nurses to "dip" a urine sample then you would know whether blood or dehydration or something else then you can decide if you want to bring your appt forward. We maybe just fortunate or as " frequent flyers" at one time both me and OH on warfarin we are known!!!!
I too get the coca cola urine occasionally. At first I was told it was an infection,, but when a sample was sent to the lab (each time it happened) it always came back Normal no infection. So it looked like that the rivaroxaban was making either my kidney bleed, or bladder bleed. Lowered the dose of rivaroxaban to 15mgs, but when I was taken into our local hospital with bad AF (240 bpm) at Christmas they said I should be on 20mgs for stroke, etc. So now my EP is changing me to Apixaban as apparently (?) it has a lower incidence of internal bleeding especially brain bleed as about 18 months ago I had brain tumour surgery. Life is fun isn't it - well they talk about the golden years when we are older (I'm 75 but of course I don't know your age), but those golden years seem a bit rusty! Hope you feel better soon.
I have the same symptom - blood in the urine, It began around 3 weeks after I started taking 20 mg of Rivaroxaban. Happens just occasionally - mostly after exercising. My cause was found to be a kidney stone that was moving around scraping the inside of the kidney. The stone is otherwise painless and I do not have any other issues with it other than the occasional blood in urine.