Most people who have hip replacement surgery will take XARELTO® 10 mg once a day for 35 days following surgery. Those who have knee replacement will usually take it for 12 days. But only your doctor can decide how long you should take XARELTO®. Take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change your dose or stop taking XARELTO® without talking to the doctor who prescribes it for you. Stopping XARELTO® increases your risk of having a blood clot.
XARELTO® is taken once a day, with or without food. 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.
When getting ready to leave the hospital following a hip or knee replacement, be sure that you will have XARELTO® available to avoid missing any doses. Refill your prescription of XARELTO® before you run out.