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Publication Type: OBS Messages
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
Country: Denmark

This alert discusses the dosing errors that can occur with the Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) Starter Kit. The starter pack contains tablets with two different strengths; included are 42 tablets of 15 mg and 7 tablets of 20 mg. Two different dosages are required during a prescribing period. The recommended dosage is: initially 15 mg twice daily for three weeks, then 20 mg once daily. As this is a high-alert anticoagulant, blood disorders can occur with the wrong dosage. The alert provides direction on how to avoid dosing errors with this medication package.

Additional Details

Medication/Gas/Fluid:
antithrombotic agent, rivaroxaban (Xarelto®)
Medication/IV List:
antithrombotic agents (anticoagulants)


Be aware of the risk of incorrect dosing with Xarelto® Starter Kit