Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking rivaroxaban if you have:
- A bleeding disorder (not a clotting disorder)
- Intestinal or stomach ulcers or bleeding
- Bleeding in the brain
- An aneurysm
- Plans to receive spinal or epidural anesthesia or spinal puncture
- A prosthetic heart valve
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, liver failure, or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Xarelto and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Xarelto and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Rivaroxaban to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Dosing Information for RivaroxabanThe dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on why you are taking the medication, the type of surgery you had, and if you are taking any other medications that interact with rivaroxaban. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Rivaroxaban Dosage for more information.)