Always take Xarelto exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to takeThe usual dose is one tablet (10 mg) once a day.
Swallow the tablet preferably with water.
Xarelto can be taken with or without food.
When to take XareltoTake the first tablet 6 - 10 hours after your operation.
Then take a tablet every day until your doctor tells you to stop.
Try to take the tablet at the same time every day to help you to remember it.
If you have had a major hip operation you will usually take the tablets for 5 weeks. If you have had a major knee operation you will usually take the tablets for 2 weeks.
If you take more Xarelto than you shouldContact your doctor immediately if you have taken too many Xarelto tablets. Taking too much Xarelto increases the risk of bleeding.
If you forget to take Xarelto
If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Take the next tablet on the following day and then carry on taking a tablet once a day as normal.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking Xarelto
Don?t stop taking Xarelto without talking to your doctor first, because Xarelto prevents the development of a serious condition.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.