Edoxaban (INN, codenamed DU-176b, trade name Lixiana) is a potent, selective factor Xa inhibitor, which has good oral bioavailability. Edoxaban is an anticoagulant drug which acts as a direct factor Xa inhibitor. It is being developed by Daiichi Sankyo. It was approved in July 2011 in Japan for prevention of venous thromboembolisms (VTE) following lower-limb orthopedic surgery. It was also approved by the FDA in January 2015 for the prevention of stroke and nonÂ–central-nervous-system systemic embolism.