Take this medication by mouth. For your therapy to work as well as possible, take each dose exactly as prescribed on the prescription label. Do not skip doses. Skipping doses or stopping this medication can increase your risk of a blood clot or stroke. Keep taking this medication unless your care team tells you to stop. If you are taking this medication after hip or knee replacement surgery, take it with or without food. If you are taking this medication for atrial fibrillation, take it with your evening meal. If you are taking this medication to treat blood clots, take it with food at the same time each day. If you are taking this medication for coronary artery disease or peripheral artery disease, take it with or without food at the same time every day. If you are unable to swallow your tablet, you may crush the tablet and mix it in applesauce. Then, immediately eat the applesauce. You should eat more food right after you eat the applesauce containing the crushed tablet. A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time. Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. While it may be prescribed for children as young as newborns for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Do not take this medication with any of the following: