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Eliquis

Apixaban

Apixaban (Eliquis) is an expensive drug used to lower the chance of stroke in people with a medical condition called atrial fibrillation. It is also used to treat or prevent clots in the lungs or in the veins. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives for Eliquis. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of Eliquis is around $424.65, 18% off the average retail price of $521.72. Compare anticoagulants.
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What is Eliquis?

Prevents blood clots. 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.

Eliquis Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. When your supply of this medicine is running low, contact your doctor or pharmacist ahead of time. Do not allow yourself to run out of this medicine.

This medicine comes with a Medication Guide. It is very important that you read and understand this information. Be sure to ask your doctor if you have any questions.

If you are not able to swallow whole tablets, the tablets may be crushed, mixed in D5W, water, apple juice, or applesauce. Or, the crushed tablets may be mixed with 60 mL of water or D5W dose and given through a nasogastric tube (NGT).

If you are taking another medicine to thin the blood (eg, heparin, warfarin, Coumadin®, Jantoven®), your doctor will give you very specific instructions about how to switch to apixaban. Carefully follow the instructions and ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Eliquis side effects

Common Side Effects
When taken for
  • Major bleed2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Increased risk of stroke or blood clots from early discontinuation
      Higher risk if:
    • 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.
  • Paralysis in the spine
      Higher risk if:
    • Spinal puncture (spinal tap)
    • Getting anesthesia in the spine (epidural anesthesia)
    • History of spinal surgery
    • Concomitant use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or other blood-thinners

    If you're taking Eliquis (apixaban) and are getting either a spinal tap or an epidural, you are at increased risk of a blood clot in the spine, which can result in paralysis. Your doctor will tell you how to stop taking Eliquis (apixaban) safely before you go through a procedure in your back. Call your doctor immediately if you notice pain, tingling, burning sensation, numbness, weakness, or inability to urinate.

    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.
  • Interactions with other drugs

    There are certain medicines that can change the amount of Eliquis (apixaban) in your body, putting you at risk for bleeding or making the drug less effective. Let your doctor and pharmacist know about other prescription, over-the-counter medicines, and vitamins/supplements you're taking.

  • Increased risk of stroke or bleeding
      Higher risk if:
    • Artificial heart valve

    Talk to your doctor if you have or are planning to have an artificial heart valve placed, since taking Eliquis (apixaban) will put you at higher risk of stroke or bleeding. Your doctor will have to put you on a different medicine.

  • Increased side effects in kidney or liver conditions
      Higher risk if:
    • Current kidney problems
    • Current liver problems

    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.

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Eliquis interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Defibrotide

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following is usually not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Grapefruit Juice
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Eliquis dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For prevention of deep venous thrombosis (hip replacement surgery):
      • Adults—2.5 milligrams (mg) two times a day, for 35 days. The first dose should be taken 12 to 24 hours after surgery.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For prevention deep venous thrombosis (knee replacement surgery):
      • Adults—2.5 milligrams (mg) two times a day, for 12 days. The first dose should be taken 12 to 24 hours after surgery.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For prevention of reoccurring deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism:
    • For prevention of strokes and blood clots in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation:
      • Adults—5 milligrams (mg) two times a day.
      • Adults with 2 of the following characteristics: 80 years of age and older, body weight of 60 kilograms (kg) or less, or kidney problems—2.5 mg two times a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For treatment of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism:
      • Adults—At first, 10 milligrams (mg) two times a day, for the first 7 days. Then, your doctor may give you 5 mg two times a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Eliquis reviews

3.8 / 5 average rating with 19 reviews for Eliquis from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Eliquis from Iodine.com

65 year old woman
  • Used for two years or more
  • Taken for Atrial fibrillation

Reviewed 9/5/2017

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Low hassle
My body stopped reacting properly to coumadin so I was switched to Eliquis. So nice. No monthly blood draws, less bleeding when I get a cut. I can eat my favorite greens to my heart's content. With insurance, only $10 a month - the Eliquis, not the greens!
85 year old man

Reviewed Invalid Date

  • Not worth it
  • Didn’t work
  • Big hassle
Runny nose sometimes with blood. Dry itchy skin.
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