Warnings:

Your doctor should order a blood test to check your kidney function before you start edoxaban. Edoxaban is affected by the kidneys and may not work well to prevent blood clots from atrial fibrillation in certain people due to their kidney function. Talk to your doctor for more details and to see if this medication is right for you.

Do not stop taking edoxaban unless directed by your doctor. If you stop taking this medication early, you have a higher risk of forming a serious blood clot (such as a stroke, blood clot in the legs/lungs). Your doctor may direct you to take a different "blood thinning" or antiplatelet medication to reduce your risk. Get medical help right away if you have weakness on one side of the body, trouble speaking, sudden vision changes, confusion, chest pain, trouble breathing, pain/warmth/swelling in the legs.

People taking this medication may bleed near the spinal cord after certain spinal procedures. Bleeding in this area can cause paralysis that lasts a long time or could become permanent. Ask your doctor about the benefits and risks before any spinal procedure. The risk of bleeding may be higher if you have a deformed spine, or have had spinal procedures/surgery before (such as epidural catheter placement, difficult epidural/spinal puncture), or are taking other drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising (including antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as warfarin/enoxaparin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs such as ibuprofen). Tell your doctor right away if you notice symptoms such as back pain, leg numbness/tingling/weakness, loss of control of the bowels or bladder (incontinence).

Uses

Edoxaban is used to prevent serious blood clots from forming due to a certain irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation). It is also used to treat certain blood clots (such as in deep vein thrombosis-DVT or pulmonary embolus-PE).Edoxaban is an anticoagulant that works by blocking certain clotting proteins in your blood.

How to use Edoxaban Tablet

See also Warning section.

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking edoxaban and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

If you have trouble swallowing the tablet whole, you may crush the tablet and mix it with 2 to 3 ounces (60 to 90 milliliters) of water or applesauce. Drink or eat the entire mixture right away. Do not prepare a supply for future use.

If you are giving this medication through a tube into the stomach (gastric tube), ask your health care professional for detailed instructions on how to properly mix and give it.

Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

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