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My mother who is 93 has been prescribed Rivaroxiban .

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My mother who is 93 has been prescribed Rivaroxiban for AF. Since taking this drug she has had diarrhea. Would it be safe to use Immodium to control Diarrhea. I intend to consult GP but some thoughts would be helpful before I check with GP.
Thank you for your question, i am assistant professor in the field of cardiology and will try to help. Yes you can use imodium for diarrhea if there is no fever, If she has fever then using imodium can cause stagnation of infection in the gut and can lead to complications. Rivaroxiban can cause diarrhea but it lasts only first few months and is not severe and settles after few weeks. Let me know if you have questions, thank you. DO rate as positive if no further queries.
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