Xarelto Causing Smelly Urine?


Does anyone else have a similar symptom? I have been taking Xarelto for almost 2 years and I have noticed a change in smell of my urine. It is certainly quite foul and wondered if anyone else has suffered the same fate. I drink between 3 to 5 litres of fluids per day and do not drink coffee. My diet it pretty good and the colour is very light. I do not have diabetes.

Any help would be gratefully received.

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OK, I could not figure out what in heavens was going on. I have all of the same systems. My stomach is so large that I sit with my legs open. My leg are the same as you described. One thing I learned about the fluid in the legs is to lay down on your back and place your legs on the wall but the must be over your heart for about 20 mins. a day, this does help to get that fluid out. I don't want to be a fat person but these meds are making me one. I have gained 30 pounds in 6 weeks.

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The NIH lists that as being possible with most medications, since they can alter your body chemistry. However, this medication has also been known to cause urinary tract infections, so it would be best to have things checked out to be sure.

The FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising.

Lynn, are you on any other medications?

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I've been on Xarelto for five months and just this past month, I noticed my urine is cloudy and it has a chemical smell. It does not matter how much water I drink, the urine still smells like chemicals, not ammonia but chemicals like in a factory or a place with lots of machine.

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I’m on Xarelto and have been taking it for almost a year and my urine smells awful.

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Re: Margaret (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

I switched from Coumadin to Xarelto, and I have also noticed that I have a urine that smells like pancakes, syrup, or bacon. It’s a very sweet smell like ammonia and I have been trying to figure out what the smell is and it is the very moment I’m thinking that I switched from Coumadin to Xarelto, about the same time, and then I googled it and you said that you were having the same problem. Perhaps we could talk and see if we could figure out what the heck is going on!! I have been to so many doctors and urologists who have no idea at all, and they are urologists, which blows my mind, but anyway, hope to hear from you. Thank you.

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I have been on a Xarelto starter kit for 10 days. About three days ago I noticed terrible smell when urinating. I am having no additional problems associated with this medication.

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I have that nasty smelly odor and I haven't been on xarelto but about a month. This might sound really dumb and stupid but could the odor be old blood being cleaned out from our bodies. I'm not sure how xarelto works. Just saying

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