|Dosage||Must take with food||Duration|
|After knee replacement surgery||10 mg||No||12 days|
|After hip replacement surgery||10 mg||No||35 days|
|Your first dose should be taken 6–10 hours after your surgery.|
Taking a blood thinner like XARELTO® is an important part of your post-surgery care plan. Usually, you’ll receive a supply while you are still in the hospital. If you didn’t, make sure you fill your prescription as soon as possible after leaving—even if you need to ask a friend or family member to pick up your medication for you.
Then, make sure you understand the dosing and how long you should take XARELTO®. The table above is an example of how long you may need to take XARELTO®, but your healthcare professional will be the one to tell you exactly how long to continue taking it after your surgery.
Be sure that you will have enough XARELTO® available to avoid missing any doses. Set a reminder on your phone or put a note on your fridge or calendar to refill your prescription before you run out. Janssen CarePath for XARELTO® is another helpful support resource—learn more and register to create daily pill reminders, plus get additional information about surgery and XARELTO®.
Tips for taking XARELTO®
- Take it exactly as prescribed by your healthcare professional.
- Do not change your dose or stop taking XARELTO® without talking to the healthcare professional who prescribes it for you. Stopping XARELTO® increases your risk of having a blood clot.
- XARELTO® is taken once a day and may be taken 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.