Rivaroxaban is used to treat and prevent clots in your blood. It reduces your risk of having a stroke and stops new clots in your legs or lungs.
Take rivaroxaban regularly as directed. Take the tablets with food and a glass of water. If you are only taking 10mg once a day, you can take the tablets with or without food.
If you take rivaroxaban once a day:
Take the missed dose if you remember on the same day. If not, skip the dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
If you take rivaroxaban twice a day:
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. You can take two doses together at the same time. Carry on as normal the next day.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with rivaroxaban including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Reduced number of blood cells that help your blood to clot - symptoms include: easy or unusual bruising or bleeding
Coughing or vomiting of blood, vomit that looks like coffee grounds
Red or dark brown urine, red or black bowel motions
Headache, dizziness, changes in vision or speech, fainting
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Tiredness, pale skin
|Tell your doctor|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. October 2020
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