Apixaban Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.
Notify your doctor or health care professional and seek emergency treatment if you develop breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg. These can be signs that your condition has gotten worse.
If you are going to have surgery or other procedure, tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Blood in the eyes
blood in the urine
bloody or black, tarry stools
bruising or purple areas on the skin
coughing up blood
joint pain or swelling
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
redness of the eye
severe stomach pain
shortness of breath
tightness in the chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.