23 Jan 2012
The maximum concentrations of Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) appear 2 to 4 hours after tablet intake. Xarelto is a low-clearance drug, with a systemic clearance of approximately 10 L/hr in healthy volunteers following intravenous administration. The terminal elimination half-life of rivaroxaban is 5 to 9 hours in healthy subjects aged 20 to 45 years.
You did not state what dosage you were taking. If it is 10 mg you can take with or without food. If it is 15 mg or 20 mg you should always take it with your dinner as the bioavailability of rivaroxaban is dramatically increased with food. Hope this helps.
- Xarelto Information for Consumers
- Xarelto Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xarelto (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
1 answer • 26 May 2010
I am thinking about 20 minutes to reach peak effectiveness and, since I am prescribed a dose three times per day, that it should be effective for 8 ...
3 answers • 11 May 2011
I need to know the Route, Onset, and Peak of this drug?
1 answer • 20 Feb 2013
I'm a nursing strudent trying to create a drug card on xarelto and information is limited since it is somewhat of a ne drug
1 answer • 22 Feb 2013
I have been taking Xarelto following hip replacement surgery but the paracetamol and codeine prescribed for pain have not been effective so I want to ...
1 answer • 2 Aug 2013