Rivaroxaban - Dosage and How to Use
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Rivaroxaban - Dosage and How to Use

How should Rivaroxaban be used?

  • Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • If you are taking 2.5mg or 10mg tablets, take this medication with or without food.
  • If you are taking 15mg or 20mg tablets, take this medication after food.
  • If you are unable to swallow the tablets whole, you may crush the tablets and mix with water immediately before taking it.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you take the medication once a day 

  • If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time the next day. Do not take more than one dose in a day to make up for the missed dose.

If you take 15mg two times a day 

  • If you forget to take a dose, take a dose immediately to ensure a total of 30mg is taken per day (in this case, two 15mg tablets may be taken together). Continue taking the medication the next day as per usual. Do not take more than two 15mg tablets in a day.

What should I do if I overdose?

Rivaroxaban - Additional Information

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

​This leaflet answers some common questions about Rivaroxaban. It does not contain all the available information. It also does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

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