Blood clots are what usually come to the rescue when you receive a cut or a scratch. It quickly stops the bleeding, and when it’s done it usually begins to break up. Although at times, things can go wrong. When the blood clots don’t fall apart they can become dangerous and lead to some serious medical conditions.
Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is distressed heartbeat that feels fluttery and quivery. Many doctors may also call it arrhythmia. When this happens it means your heart isn’t functioning as it should. It is because your blood isn’t moving well and at this point you’re more likely to have heart failure. Meaning your heart can no longer keep up with your body’s needs. Giving blood a chance to pool inside your heart and create clots.
This medication is used to prevent serious blood clots from forming due to an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation. And it’s also used to treat blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is when you blood moves slowly through your veins, in turn causing a clump of blood cells to form a clot, which is what causes DVT. It also treats pulmonary embolus.
Read up on any information your doctor may have given your regarding this medication. And if you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your doctor or pharmacist when possible. And to be sure this medication is helping your condition; visit your doctor regularly.
This medication is taken by mouth, with or without food. And generally once a day or as directed to you by your doctor. Remember 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 of all the products you are currently using which includes; prescription drugs, non prescription drugs, and any herbal products.
If you are having any troubles with swallowing the tablet whole, you may crush the tablet and mix it with 2 to 3 ounces of water, or some applesauce. Drink or eat the mixture right away, and do not make a future supply.
Do not stop taking this medication, doing so may cause some conditions to worsen if the drug is suddenly stopped.
Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic Edoxaban Tosylate; or to any other medications or allergies in general. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
It is best to inform your doctor of your medical history. Therefore, it is best to speak with your doctor if you have ever suffered from any of the following; liver disease, kidney disease, bleeding problems (such as bleeding of the stomach/intestines, bleeding in the brain), blood disorders (such as anemia, hemophilia, thrombocytopenia), recent major injury/surgery, frequent falls/injuries, stroke, a certain clotting disorder (antiphospholipid syndrome).
This medication may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol while using this medicine may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcoholic beverages. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how much alcohol you may safely drink.
This medication can cause bleeding. To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use great caution with sharp objects like safety razors and nail cutters. Use an electric razor when shaving and a soft toothbrush when brushing your teeth. Avoid activities such as contact sports. If you fall or injure yourself, especially if you hit your head, contact your doctor right away. Your doctor may need to check you for hidden bleeding that could be serious.
While minor, some of these side effects may occur. They are as follows; Easy bruising or minor bleeding (such as nosebleed, bleeding from cuts) may occur However if any of these persist or worsen, it’s best to speak with your doctor right away.
This medication can cause serious bleeding if it affects your blood clotting proteins too much. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of serious bleeding, including: unusual pain/swelling/discomfort, unusual bruising, prolonged bleeding from cuts or gums, persistent/frequent nosebleeds, unusually heavy/prolonged menstrual flow, pink/dark urine, coughing up blood, vomit that is bloody or looks like coffee grounds, severe headache, dizziness/fainting, unusual or persistent tiredness/weakness, bloody/black/tarry stools, difficulty swallowing.
Get medical help right away if you have any signs of very serious bleeding, including: vision changes, confusion, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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