Beginning a new medication can feel like a big commitment. But with a few tips and ongoing support, it’s possible to start on the right track—for yourself and for those who care about you. First things first, be sure to fill your XARELTO® prescription if you haven’t yet. Next, make sure you understand how to take XARELTO®.
Take one 15-mg or 20-mg tablet once a day, with dinner
In clinical studies involving more than 55,000 people, XARELTO® was proven to reduce the risk of AFib-related stroke with just one tablet a day, taken with the evening meal.
XARELTO® for AFib: Set yourself up for success
Download the Care4Today® Connect App
Make it easier to remember to take and refill your medication by setting reminders in the Care4Today® Connect App. You can also track your health activity and create reports to share with your healthcare professional.
Register for Janssen CarePath Patient Support for XARELTO®
Learn more about ongoing support from Janssen CarePath. You’ll receive additional information about AFib and XARELTO® and access to other tools and resources to help you manage your health.
Learn about saving on XARELTO®
If you haven’t yet, explore your savings options for XARELTO®.
Learn all you can
If you’re feeling like you still have questions about AFib or XARELTO®, you can use our personalized conversation starter to get them answered at your next doctor’s appointment.
And finally, here are a few things to keep in mind as you begin your AFib treatment with XARELTO®:
- Do not change your dose or stop taking XARELTO® unless your healthcare professional tells you to. Stopping XARELTO® increases your risk of having a stroke.
- Take XARELTO® exactly as prescribed by your healthcare professional. Your healthcare professional will decide how long you should take it and prescribe either XARELTO® 15-mg or XARELTO® 20-mg tablets.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember on the same day. Take your next dose at your regularly scheduled time.
- Tell all the healthcare professionals you see, including your dentist, that you’re taking XARELTO®. They should talk to the healthcare professional who prescribed XARELTO® before any surgical, medical, or dental procedure. You may need to stop taking it for a short time before starting again.
- Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
XARELTO® missed doses: The real risk
It’s important to take XARELTO® exactly as prescribed by your healthcare professional. But sometimes you may miss a dose of your medication—it happens. You may have heard that some people think that missing a dose of their blood thinner reduces their risk of treatment-related side effects because they are taking less medicine. However, the real risk when you miss a dose is that you are not protected from the risk of a potentially life-threatening or disabling stroke. That’s why it’s so important to do everything you can to keep taking your medication as prescribed—for your health and for the people who love and depend on you.