Active Ingredient(s): Apixaban
FDA Approved: December 28, 2012
Category: Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)

Eliquis Overview

Apixaban (BMS-562247-01, tradename Eliquis) is an anticoagulant for the treatment of venous thromboembolic events. It is a direct factor Xa inhibitor. Apixaban has been available in Europe since May 2012.[1] An FDA decision on apixaban which was expected on June 28, 2012 was initially delayed before final approval on December 28, 2012.[2][3] On August 21, 2014, Pfizer announced that apixaban was now FDA approved for treatment and secondary prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmona...

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eliquis what a drug
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have used this here in the u.k for 4 months as I was diagnosed with a.f. 5mgs x2 per day. Wish I had never been given them. So far strange pain in the top of head. stomach cramps. blood in urine. pain in back passage cant sleep more than 3 hours per night. affecting spinal stenosis and arthritis. Recently diagnosed with muscle wasting disease Myasthenia Gravis and I think there is a problem with taking Eliquis and having this condition. ANYONE HAVE PROBLEMS LIKE THIS? oh forgot urine bleeding started after a 5hour flight ## I began Eliquis on thursday evening and within a day began feeling my pulse pounding in my brain and top of the head. Also felt unbalanced, like I might fall over. Also, felt like I had a weight on the top of my head. Stopped taking it yesterday morning and began war...
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stopping eliquis w/o being weaned off, is it safe?
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I have been taking eliquis for 4 mos, because of a clot in my leg. I have recently been diagnosed as having heterzygous, I went to a hemotologist and he told me to just discontinue the medication, i want to know if this is safe? I also have mitral valve prolapse. ## would like to get an answer to the question i posted for safety of the drug eliquis and abruptly stopping it. thank you. ## Hello, Pearl! How are you? Yes, doctors often do have patients do that with this medication, it is sometimes used for just short-term treatment. However, if you are concerned about stopping it, perhaps you should go speak to him about it, again, to make sure? You are also free to get a second opinion from another doctor, if you'd like. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Eliquis as possibly in...
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Swelling In feet and legs
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i have been on Eliquis for about a month. I have some itching, weight gain, and swelling in my legs and feet that has become very painful. Also frequent urination. They are taking me off the meds. Has anyone else had the swelling?
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Eliquis satisfied users
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Folks who have problems are quick to get on a site like this one. I would like to hear from some folks who have not had any problems and are satisfied with the medicine. Also, what % of folks have serious side effects. ## I would like to hear from folks who have had a relatively side effect free experience with Eliquis. The only folks who get on sites like this are those who have a complaint. Isn't their anyone out there who had a terrible free or close to trouble free experience? ## Eliquis now in second month no issues. Have taken xaralto for more than a year also pradaxa for two years no issue with any blood thinners over last five years ## i had rectal bleeding w/pradaxa w/in 2 days but i have been taking eliquis since the end of April w/no problems at all. nevertheless plan to ...
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Menstraul cycle and hair loss
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I was put on Xeralto due to PE and it made my hair fall out and have heavy and longer periods. My doctor is now putting me on Eliquis I wanted to know if anyone had any hair loss or heavy cycles on eliquis? ## Hello, Monet! How are you? Yes, Eliquis risks causing the same side effects, as listed by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Can anyone that's taken it chime in? ## I have been taking eliquis since the end of april when i had hip replacement surgery. i've had no side effects at all. recommend Biotin for hair issues. I'm too old for periods.
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muscle/nerve ache with Eliquis and Niacin or statin
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Since starting Eliquis, I have felt much stiffer and sore in the mornings and during the day with muscle tightness in my neck and back affecting my upper arms. A general sense of early aging that is unpleasant. Anyone else with these symptoms? ## Hi Larry, Based on my research, the following symptoms are listed as serious side effects of Eliquis (apixaban) that should be reported to your doctor immediately: -numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness (especially in your legs & feet) -loss of movement in any part of your body. -joint pain or swelling Do you think that the muscle tightness could possibly be related to any of the side effects mentioned above? You can learn more about this drug on the page for Eliquis Details I hope this info helps! ## Thanks, my tightness and swelling is i...
Updated 9 days ago.
eliquis doesn't seem to get better over time
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I'm 57 and had lone afib. It occurred 5 times in 5 years. They have done a cryoablation 4.5 months ago. I've worn the monitor now for 3 weeks and debt it back. Overt the last 2 weeks I called my doctor 4 times and never gotten a call back. Eliquis, in just the last 2 months has caused me memory problems, very bad knee pain, BP had gone from around 125/ 70 to 145/80. Feeling very tired and lethargic. Weight gain, and the latest protien in urine. Since it was just spared to be for 3 months and I can't even talk to the office to make an appointment, just the answering service, today I'm switching over to aspirin ## Hello, Giss! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems that you're having. Many people have had problems with Eliquis and quite a few people have ha...
Updated 11 days ago.
withdrawal side effects/how long do they last?
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I took Eliquis for 6 days, during those six days the side effects were unbearable to the point I thought I surely would die....I talked to my Dr. told her I was going off the medication she wanted me to keep on it or switch to Zeroltto..I could not bare the thought of another blood thinning medication, I went off, she said I could stop all at once. It has been 5 days since I went off Eliquis, I am fatigued from the moment I put my feet on the floor and start moving, just walking from the house to the car tires me out to the point where all my muscles burn and hurt and I am scared I won't make to the car, sitting and lying down I am ok.....how long will this go on, I have not been to work since being on Eliquis to this day, it has been 11 days...I need to function normally, I live al...
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Eliquis and Weight: I Need The Truth
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Today I am speaking with my hemotologist about switching from Xarelto to Eliquis. Xarelto has caused me, a runner with a very slim diet, to gain almost 14 pounds in 4 weeks. 7 of those pounds in the last two weeks. I need to know of any serious weight gain issues with Eliquis. Doctors always swear that the side effects listed are the only ones but I was never told by my doctor nor the literature that Xarelto causes abnormal weight gain either. Google had to tell me that after yesterday's terrible weigh-in. I'm looking for absolute candor. I am 34 and female and I'd be taking it for PE. Thanks. ## Anytime you want to know all possible side effects, it's best to ask a pharmacist, visit a site like this, or research it on your own. Doctor's aren't trained as much in...
Updated 18 days ago.
tired, fatigue while on Eliquis
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About a month after taking Eliquis I started with being tired nearly all day. Just wanted to sit and close my eyes. I find myself leaning against walls, rubbing my face to remain alert and yawning a lot. I am also on a beta blocker but have reduced it with seemingly no improvement. MD isn't worried but it really is affecting my quality of life. MD ran a bunch of blood checks and all were normal. Right now not getting a lot of support from my doctors on this. ## Hello, Mark! How are you? The issue here is that people are experiencing this with the new medications in this class, but it's not something listed in the known side effects, which likely explains your doctor not worrying about it. I think the best thing to do, at this point, is to see him again and make sure to emphasize...
Updated 19 days ago.

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  • Tablet: 2.5mg, 5mg
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