This medication is a direct factor Xa inhibitor, prescribed for preventing blood clots in patients who have had knee or hip replacement surgery. It blocks the formation of blood clots.
Contraindicated in patients with active major bleeding and hypersensitivity.
The recommended dose is 10 mg taken orally once daily with or without food.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney problems and are taking amiodarone, azithromycin, diltiazem, dronedarone, erythromycin, felodipine, quinidine, ranolazine, or verapamil, bleeding problems, kidney or liver problems, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Monitor kidney function, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.
• Blood :
Bone marrow depression.
• Gastrointestinal : Sudden onset of bleeding into the retroperitoneal space.
• Liver : Jaundice and liver inflammation.
• Immune system disorder : Hypersensitivity, anaphylactic reaction and anaphylactic shock.
• Central Nervous system : Stroke, blood clot in brain and paralysis.
• Skin : Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store the medication as directed by your physician.
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