Compare Arixtra vs. Eliquis

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Arixtra
(fondaparinux)

Eliquis
(apixaban)

Coming soon.Prevents blood clots. Eliquis (Apixaban) is an easy to use and effective way to prevent blood clots from forming in your veins.
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Side effects
ArixtraEliquis

We haven’t found good data for Arixtra side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Arixtra »
  • Bleeding 2%
  • Major bleed 2%
  • Nonmajor bleeding 2%
  • All bleed 12%
  • All bleeding 7%
  • Nausea 3%
  • Low red blood cells 3%
  • Nosebleed 3%
  • Bruise 2%
  • Blood in urine 2%
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How it works
ArixtraEliquis
Coming soon.Eliquis (Apixaban) is a factor Xa inhibitor anticoagulant and prevents the formation of blood clots in your veins.
Type of medication
ArixtraEliquis
Prescription only
Available as
ArixtraEliquis
  • Injection
  • Pill
Used for
ArixtraEliquis
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis
Risk factors for serious side effects
ArixtraEliquis
Coming soon.
  • Stopping Eliquis (Apixaban) early
  • Spinal puncture (spinal tap)
  • Getting anesthesia in the spine (epidural anesthesia)
  • History of bleeding problems
  • Severe high blood pressure
  • Older age
  • Artificial heart valve
  • Current kidney problems
  • Current liver problems
Detailed Eliquis (apixaban) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

Food
ArixtraEliquis
No food related info.
  • Take twice a day, with or without food, at the same time each day.
Kidneys and liver
ArixtraEliquis
No kidneys and liver related info.
  • Eliquis (Apixaban) is processed by the kidney and liver. If you have kidney or liver problems, talk to your doctor about possibly switching to a different medicine to prevent increased risk for side effects.
Upsides and benefits
ArixtraEliquis
Coming soon
  • Eliquis (Apixaban) is very effective in reducing the threat of stroke in people with Afib or other clotting disorders.
  • Eliquis (Apixaban) doesn't require regular blood testing and doesn't have dietary restrictions.
  • If you've had clots in your legs or lungs before, Eliquis (Apixaban) can lower the risk of these forming again.
Downsides and risks
ArixtraEliquis
Coming soon
  • You can bruise easier and if you cut yourself, it'll take longer to stop the bleeding. Always look for signs of internal bleeding, such as dark urine or blood in your stool.
  • Can't be used if you have artificial heart valves.
  • Never stop taking Eliquis (Apixaban) without talking to your doctor first.
  • Eliquis (Apixaban) isn't available as a generic, so it can be pricey.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
ArixtraEliquis
Coming soon
  • Take twice a day, with or without food, at the same time each day.
  • Needs to be stopped prior to dental procedures or surgery.
  • You can bruise easier and if you have a cut, it can take longer for bleeding to stop.
  • Do not take with other drugs that affect your blood, like aspirin, ibuprofen, warfarin, or SSRIs.
  • Call a doctor immediately if you have dizziness, weakness, or a really bad headache.
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