|Eliquis||apixaban||Brand||United Kingdom||2.5mg||10 Tablets||DR||$42.93||Add|
|Eliquis||apixaban||Brand||United Kingdom||2.5mg||20 Tablets||DR||$71.56||Add|
|Eliquis||apixaban||Brand||United Kingdom||5mg||28 Tablets||DR||$100.18||Add|
|Eliquis||apixaban||Brand||United Kingdom||2.5mg||60 Tablets||DR||$193.21||Add|
|Eliquis||apixaban||Brand||United Kingdom||5mg||56 Tablets||DR||$206.09||Add|
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Eliquis (apixaban) is an anticoagulant useful in treatment or prevention of blood clots. Blood clots are called thrombosis in medical terms, and a blood clot---or a piece of it---that breaks off to travel through the circulatory system, is called an embolus.
While Eliquis is effective at treating and preventing such blood clots, the medication does carry risks of potentially severe side effects. Patients are advised to follow doctor instructions carefully.
What to Expect from Eliquis
Eliquis is administered in either 2.5 mg or 5 mg tablets, taken twice per day, and which can be taken with or without food as desired. Dosage depends to some extent on the condition being treated, as well as personal variables. Eliquis is most often used for:
In other words, the medication can be used to prevent thrombosis in at-risk patients. A big risk factor is atrial fibrillation, commonly called AFib, provided the problem is not caused by heart valves. Patients also use Eliquis to prevent deep vein thrombosis after hip or knee replacement surgery, and, finally, to prevent or treat other deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
To prevent stroke or embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation:
Following hip or knee replacement surgery:
For treatment of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism:
To prevent deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism:
Dosage and duration of treatment can vary from the above, depending on personal variables like age, weight, kidney or liver function, and so forth. Patients taking Eliquis indefinitely may require periodic blood tests to ensure the medication is continuing to work as intended as well as monitor for developing side effects.
In most respects side effects associated with Eliquis have to do with bleeding. Certain other medications, including other anticoagulants, antiplatelets, NSAIDs, SSRIs, and SNRIs can further complicate bleeding issues; whether or not these medications should be taken at the same time should be discussed with a doctor.
Patients should not undergo surgery while taking Eliquis if it is at all avoidable. The medication should be discontinued at least 48 hours prior to surgery, including dental surgery. Note there is no antidote for Eliquis, unlike warfarin, which can complicate things for those who undergo emergency surgery.
For the duration of treatment with Eliquis patients should take care to avoid injury, including bruises; no contact sports, brushing teeth gently to prevent bleeding, avoiding or using great care when shaving, and so forth. Women should be alert for extra-heavy periods. Any alarming side effects should be brought to the attention of a doctor.
This medication is a life-saver, literally! My doctor diagnosed me with Afib a few years ago and put me on warafin, along with the regular blood tests and dietary adjustments that go with it. It helpe...d a little but I still had erretic heartbeats regularly. So he switched me to something else, which immediately caused severe stomach cramps and diahrrea. Finally he recommended Eliquis, and I haven't had a single heart episode since! No side effects either, other than I'm thirsty a lot, which might be unrelated. Just 5 mg a day and no more constant fear of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, or sudden death!More Less