Prevents blood clots.
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Eliquis (apixaban) is an effective way to prevent blood clots from forming in your veins, but you have to take it twice a day, and your doctor might have to change the dose a lot.
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- Eliquis (apixaban) is very effective in reducing the risk of stroke in people with atrial fibrilation or other clotting disorders.
- You don't need to have regular blood tests on Eliquis (apixaban), and you don't have to regulate your diet like other blood thinners.
- If you've had clots in your legs or lungs before, Eliquis (apixaban) can lower the risk of these forming again.
- 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 bloody stools.
- 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 expensive.
- If you've taken too much Eliquis (apixaban) and you're bleeding, it can be harder to treat compared to other blood thinners.
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Eliquis (apixaban) is a factor Xa inhibitor anticoagulant that stops the formation of blood clots in your body so you're less likely to have a stroke or heart attack.
- Atrial fibrillation
- Stroke and blood clot prevention
- Blood clot treatment
What to expect when you take Eliquis (apixaban) for Blood thinningSkip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Side effect rates for Eliquis (apixaban)
- Major bleed
Risks and Warnings for Eliquis (apixaban)Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
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- › Stopping Eliquis (apixaban) prematurely
Don't stop taking Eliquis (apixaban) before your doctor tells you to. If you do so, you could be at a higher risk for stroke or heart attack, especially if you have certain heart conditions, 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.
Common concerns from people taking Eliquis (apixaban)Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
- Eliquis (apixaban) can interact with different medicines. Make sure your doctor and pharmacist know all the medicines you're taking.
- Take twice a day, with or without food, at the same time each day.
- Eliquis (apixaban) is broken down by the kidney and liver. If you already have problems with your kidney or liver, talk to your doctor to make sure Eliquis (apixaban) is right for you.