XARELTO® doesn’t require regular blood monitoring.
XARELTO® has been shown to deliver a predictable blood thinning effect. In clinical studies, involving more than 55,000 people, regular blood monitoring was not required. With warfarin, (e.g., Coumadin®), another medicine that helps reduce the risk of DVT and PE blood clots and strokes, blood-thinning levels (e.g., INR) can change based on age, race, weight, gender, and dietary changes. These are just a few of the reasons why regular blood monitoring is necessary with warfarin. The predictable effect of XARELTO®, however, means that regular blood tests aren’t needed to see if it’s working, check your levels, or change your medication dose. So you don’t have to plan your schedule around a blood monitoring routine when you take XARELTO®.
XARELTO® has no known dietary restrictions.
XARELTO® doesn’t interact with vitamin K like warfarin does. So you can enjoy leafy green vegetables and other foods rich in vitamin K whenever you like, without having to worry about it changing the way XARELTO® works.
XARELTO® doesn’t need frequent dosage adjustments.
For many people who take XARELTO®, there are no dosage adjustments to keep track of.
Most people with AFib who take XARELTO® will start on and stay with the same dose throughout their treatment — once a day with the evening meal. People with kidney problems, however, may need to have their dosage adjusted while taking XARELTO®.
Most people starting on XARELTO® to treat and help prevent DVT and PE have just one scheduled dosage adjustment — switching from taking one XARELTO® 15-mg tablet twice a day with food to one 20-mg tablet once a day with food on their 22nd day of treatment.
People who’ve had hip or knee replacement surgery will start on and stay with the same dose of XARELTO® following surgery and take it once a day, with or without food, as prescribed by their doctor.
Like all blood thinners, XARELTO® has benefits and risks.