Xarelto guide says to take it with evening meal; nurse said any time is ok. who is right?
Question posted by coramf on 21 Nov 2012
Last updated on 28 March 2017 by hamtownman
Will go with my clot doc who happens to also be on thinner. He says doesn't matter near as much as consistently same time. I take mine as I prepare for bed.
The nurse is definitely wrong.
The information that comes with the packaging is what is approved by the FDA when they approved the drug. There is a reason why they tell you to take the medication with your evening meal. The manufacturer has tested the drug extensively that way and that is how it was submitted to and approved by the FDA for doctors to prescribe to the public.
My directions in my reference says evening meal, so I'm going to go with saying that is correct.
- Xarelto uses and safety info
- Xarelto information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Xarelto (detailed)
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