Brand names: Eliquis
Apixaban is the generic name of Eliquis. This medicine blocks the activity of certain clotting substances in the blood.
Apixaban is used to treat and prevent blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). It also helps to lower risk of stroke if you have atrial fibrillation without an artificial heart valve.
Apixaban (Eliquis) may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the available dosage forms and strengths?
How should you take Apixaban (Eliquis)?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Your dose, form, and how often you take it will depend on age, condition being treated, severity of condition and other medical conditions you have.
The typical dosage is 2.5 to 5 mg taken two times per day dependent on condition being treated.
You may take apixaban with or without food.
If you cannot swallow a tablet whole, crush and mix it with water, apple juice, or a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow the mixture right away without chewing. Do not save it for later use.
A crushed tablet mixture may also be given through a nasogastric (NG) feeding tube.
Do not stop taking apixaban unless your doctor tells you to. Stopping suddenly can increase your risk of blood clot or stroke.
If you stop taking apixaban for any reason, your doctor may prescribe another medication to prevent blood clots until you start taking apixaban again.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Who should not take Apixaban (Eliquis)?
Do not take Apixaban (Eliquis) if you:
What to avoid while taking Apixaban (Eliquis)?
Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Apixaban (Eliquis)?
Tell your doctor if you have ever had or may be:
Apixaban may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have a bleeding disorder that is inherited or caused by disease.
Special consideration will be observed if you:
Apixaban can cause a very serious blood clot around your spinal cord if you undergo a spinal tap or receive spinal anesthesia (epidural). This type of blood clot could cause long-term paralysis, and may be more likely to occur if:
What are the possible side effects of Apixaban (Eliquis)?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Also, seek emergency medical attention if you have symptoms of a spinal blood clot: back pain, numbness or muscle weakness in your lower body, or loss of bladder or bowel control.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention.
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