Be Ready to Handle Rxs for the New Anticoagulant Lixiana
Lixiana (LIKS-ee-ah-nah, edoxaban) will be the fourth direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC)...after Pradaxa, Xarelto, and Eliquis.
All of these meds are used to thin the blood to prevent or treat blood clots and prevent stroke.
Expect most Lixiana patients to start on the 60 mg tabs once daily. The 30 mg strength will usually be saved for patients with poorly functioning kidneys or taking interacting drugs...and the 15 mg strength for certain patients switching from Lixiana TO warfarin.