My husband's Cardiologist has told him he doesn't need to have blood levels ever checked while taking Xarelto. How does he know his levels are in a safe range.
Xarelto is dose dependant in the sense that blood levels are usually not necessary when it used primarily as an anticoagulant. The explanation why is long and boring. ... but shortly said, don't sweat the switch. Pm if necessary
No. However, if your doctor believes there is a lack of anticoagulation he can request a blood test but that would not be the usual case. If he is taking other medication you need to ensure that there is no interaction between the drugs that could increase or decrease the effectiveness of Xarelto.
- Xarelto Information for Consumers
- Xarelto Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xarelto (detailed)
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