Prescription onlyClass: Cardiovascular

Eliquis 

(apixaban)

Prescription onlyClass: Cardiovascular
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Prevents blood clots.

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Our bottom line

Eliquis (Apixaban) is an easy to use and effective way to prevent blood clots from forming in your veins.

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Best available price for 60 (5mg) tablets of apixaban

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.
How it works

Eliquis (Apixaban) is a factor Xa inhibitor anticoagulant and prevents the formation of blood clots in your veins.

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Side effect rates for Eliquis (apixaban)

9088 From clinical trials of Eliquis / Prevention of blood clots
  • Bleeding
  • Major bleed
  • Nonmajor bleeding
  • Bleeding

Risks and Warnings for Eliquis (apixaban)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Stopping Eliquis (Apixaban) early

    Don't stop taking Eliquis (Apixaban) before your doctor tells you to. You could be at a higher risk for stroke or heart attack, especially if you have certain heart rate problems, like atrial fibrillation. Talk to your doctor if you're interested in stopping this medicine or switching to a different one.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Eliquis (apixaban)

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Pregnancy
Food
  • Take twice a day, with or without food, at the same time each day.
Kidneys and liver
  • 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.