1 Guidance

1 Guidance

1.1 Edoxaban is recommended, within its marketing authorisation, as an option for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in adults with non‑valvular atrial fibrillation with one or more risk factors, including:

  • congestive heart failure

  • hypertension

  • diabetes

  • prior stroke or transient ischaemic attack

  • age 75 years or older.

1.2 The decision about whether to start treatment with edoxaban should be made after an informed discussion between the clinician and the person about the risks and benefits of edoxaban compared with warfarin, apixaban, dabigatran etexilate and rivaroxaban. For people considering switching from warfarin, edoxaban's potential benefits should be considered against its potential risks, taking into account the person's level of international normalised ratio (INR) control.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)