Are there any foods or medicines I should avoid when taking XARELTO®?
There are no known dietary restrictions when it comes to affecting how XARELTO® works. However, consult your doctor when taking XARELTO® alongside other medicines, such as aspirin, NSAIDs, warfarin, heparin or clopidogrel, as this combination can raise your risk of bleeding.
Ensure that when you do consult your doctor, you disclose all the medicine you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, such as ketoconazole, rifampin, itraconazole, phenobarbital, ritonavir, phenytoin, lopinavir/ritonavir, carbamazepine, indinavir, or St. John’s wort, to name a few.
Are there any special preparations I need to make while on XARELTO® before having a dental procedure or oral surgery?
Tell your dentist or oral surgeon straight away that you are taking XARELTO®, as they should contact your prescribing doctor before any dental procedure or surgery is performed.
What if I run out of XARELTO®?
Be extremely mindful to refill your prescription before running out of XARELTO®, as your risk of having a DVT or PE blood clot or even stroke is elevated when you skip or stop taking your medicine.