FAQs ABOUT RIVATANE 20 TABLET
Can I take RIVATANE 20 TABLET before surgery?
It is very important to take RIVATANE 20 TABLET before and after any surgery (including a catheter or injection into your spinal cord) exactly at the times advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor immediately if you get numbness or weakness in your legs or problems with your bowels or bladder after the end of anesthesia, because urgent care is required.
Can RIVATANE 20 TABLET be crushed?
If you have difficulty swallowing RIVATANE 20 TABLET whole, ask your doctor about other ways to take RIVATANE 20 TABLET. RIVATANE 20 TABLET may be crushed and mixed with water or a soft food such as apple puree just before you take it. If required, your doctor may give you the crushed medicine through a stomach tube.
What if I forget to take a dose of RIVATANE 20 TABLET?
If you forget to take a dose of RIVATANE 20 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember and continue the treatment as per your prescribed schedule. Do not take RIVATANE 20 TABLET twice to make up for a forgotten dose.
Can RIVATANE 20 TABLET be used in pregnancy?
Before taking RIVATANE 20 TABLET, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, as it may increase the risk of bleeding in you (uterine) or in your unborn baby. It is not known if RIVATANE 20 TABLET can harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during treatment with RIVATANE 20 TABLET. If you take RIVATANE 20 TABLET during pregnancy, inform your doctor right away if you see any signs or symptoms of bleeding or blood loss.
What if I spit or vomit a dose of RIVATANE 20 TABLET?
If you spit up or vomit a dose of RIVATANE 20 TABLET less than 30 minutes after you have taken it, take a new dose. If you spit RIVATANE 20 TABLET up more than 30 minutes after you took it, do not take a new dose and take the next one at the usual time. Contact the doctor if you repeatedly spit up or vomit RIVATANE 20 TABLET doses.
Can RIVATANE 20 TABLET be used in infants?
RIVATANE 20 TABLET is not studied and is not recommended in children less than 6 months of age who were less than 37 weeks of growth at birth, had less than 10 days of oral feeding, or weigh less than 2.6 kg. RIVATANE 20 TABLET is also not recommended in children with moderate to severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Can I stop taking RIVATANE 20 TABLET?
If you need to stop taking RIVATANE 20 TABLET for any reason, ask your doctor to find out when you should stop taking it. Do not stop taking RIVATANE 20 TABLET without consulting your doctor first.