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Eliquis

(Apixaban)

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Prevents blood clots.

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Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Our pharmacists’ bottom line

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Side effects for Eliquis (Apixaban)

From clinical trials of Eliquis / Prevention of blood clots ( 9088)

  • BleedingBleeding2% for Eliquis vs.0% for placebo
  • Major bleedMajor bleed2% for Eliquis vs.0% for placebo
  • Nonmajor bleedingNonmajor bleeding2% for Eliquis vs.0% for placebo
  • BleedingBleeding2% for Eliquis vs.0% for placebo
  • Major gi bleedMajor gi bleed1% for Eliquis vs.0% for placebo
  • Major bleedMajor bleed1% for Eliquis vs.0% for placebo

What to expect when you take Eliquis (Apixaban)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • 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.

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

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Eliquis (Apixaban)

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The FDA category for this medication is B. It is advised that you: Probably safe
Pregnancy
Food
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Take twice a day, with or without food, at the same time each day.
Kidneys & liver
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • 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.