If you have atrial fibrillation not caused by a problem with your heart valve, your doctor may recommend taking Savaysa. This is a prescription medicine that can help reduce your risk of a stroke and blood clots that those with Afib may be prone to. Blood clots can form in the veins of your legs, and this is called deep vein thrombosis. Should this clot break free, it could travel to your lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism.
With Afib, your heart is not working as it should and a blood clot could form and find its way into your brain and cause a stroke. Once-a-day Savaysa (Edoxaban) can put your mind at ease and allow you to carry on with your daily tasks and enjoy yourself.
The active ingredient in Savaysa is Edoxaban, a direct Factor Xa (ten a) inhibitor. When taken as directed, Savaysa will work by blocking the activity of Factor Xa, an enzyme that plays an important part in a number of stages of the coagulation system. Both Factor Xa within your blood and within a pre-existing clot are affected and do not interfere with platelet aggregation. The anticoagulation effects of Factor Xa inhibitors is predictable so you will not require routine monitoring.
Your heart is a muscle that has 4 chambers that work with well-timed precision to pump blood to and from your body and lungs when the electrical signals are coordinated. Having atrial fibrillation means that the electrical impulses misfire and your top 2 chambers cannot properly expand to take in the blood while the 2 bottom chambers are unable to contract enough to send out all of the blood. As this blood pools and become stale, a blood clot can form in the top atria chambers. Taking Savaysa can help reduce the risk of a stroke if that clot should break off and travel to your brain.
If you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or breast feeding, tell your doctor before taking Savaysa as you may need to use a different blood thinner that will not enter the bloodstream of your unborn baby. Tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and vitamin or dietary supplements, so your doctor can determine if Savaysa is safe for you.
Try to avoid situations that may put you at a higher risk for bleeding, such as contact sports. Keep Savaysa and other medications out of children’s reach and do not share them with others.
Keep all doctor and lab appointments so your condition can be monitored and drug doses altered if needed. If you are scheduled for any dental or surgical procedures, inform the doctor and medical staff that you are taking Savaysa so precautions can be put in place if you have any problems clotting.