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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

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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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apixaban

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Numbness of legs, stomach, face
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My 32 year old Daughter is currently on Eloquis 5 mg twice a day and lately she has been expressing her concerns about the Eloquis. She has been experiencing considerable numbness in her legs and stomach and mildly in her face. It seems to be more in the fleshy areas of her body because when asked if she is experiencing that same numbness right under her breasts above where the swelling is on her stomach or on her feet which below the swelling she is experiencing on her both of her legs. Or even the fact that her cheeks on her face are numb but the forehead is not which also sort of points to the fact that perhaps the fleshy areas of the body are more affected by the swelling and/or the medicine. >>>I am writing this because she has been on the Eloquis for month and is seein...
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bad eye bluriness
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can eliquis cause this? I have ruled out the other meds I am taking. no cateracts either ## Hello, Jo! How are you? It would be best to have it checked out, because according to the FDA, this medication has been known to cause someone to start developing cataracts, or bleeding in the eye. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and easy bruising. What other medications do you take?
Updated 4 hours ago.
ELIQUIS: Stomach Pain, Abdominal Swelling, Bloating, Gas
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Have been taking Eliquis 5 mg 2x day for almost 3 months. Seem to be having Stomach Pain, Abdominal Swelling, Bloating, Gas, Facial Swelling and lots of weight gain and water retention. Also brain fog and memory problems. (It's hard to tell how much of this is from Eliquis and how much from CHF associated with A-Fib. Also taking Beta Blocker and Digoxin.) Eliquis has been out long enough for the pharmaceutical company (BMS) to put out a REVISED list of side-effects, to reflect real-life patients' experiences. Wonder if they have done so, or when they'll do so? Am probably going to switch to Xarelto and stop the Eliquis, in hopes that the Xarelto will cause fewer problems. ## You might want to rethink that decison, Afibber. Here is what the pharmacists say: Examining the Comp...
Updated 6 days ago.
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 11 days ago.
pain in ankles
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I just started taking eliquis after getting PE after surgery. I was feeling OK at the beginning but a week later I'm noticing my asked hurt a lot now could this be a side effect?? ## I'm sorry that's my ankle. Not my ask. ## Hi angellepaine, Sorry to hear about your ankle hurting. It sounds to me like you may have to get it checked out by your doctor in order to know for certain what the underlying issue is. However, I did read on NIH.gov that "muscle hemorrhage" was a possible adverse effect of Eliquis, listed under the category of "musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders" at: nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=e9481622. Not saying that this is necessarily what happened to any degree, but perhaps it's worth looking into just to be on the safe si...
Updated 11 days ago.
Eliquis not working
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Hello I have been on Eliquis for about one and half Years do to bad PE'sim happy to be on it had a bad time on warfarin my question is has anyone had issues weather it is working I cut my self yesterday I should have bleed bad but did. Not and latey my periods have been normal I scares me A bit is there achanc the Eliquis is not working ## Hello, Tammy! How are you? There's always a chance that any given medication will not work for someone, that's why there are usually several options to try in any given therapeutic category. Have you had any of the other side effects, such as nausea, headache, joint/muscle pain or easy bruising? Your doctor would be the best judge. ## I had been on Xarelto 20mg for almost a year when I was switched to Eliquis 5mg. Reason for meds was dvt i...
Updated 15 days ago.
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 ...
Updated 23 days ago.
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. ## Yes, I have had heavy cycles while on eloquis. ## Hi. I noticed heavier periods on warfarin and I got a mirena iud which was one of the best decisions I...
Updated 23 days ago.
procedure for stopping eliquis and going back to asprin
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Anyone know how to safely get off eliquis and back on just asprin? ## Hi cynthia, Depending on how long you've been on Eliquis (Apixaban) for, I think it would be wise to talk to your doctor about developing some sort of tapering schedule that reduces any risk of serious withdrawal symptoms. According to ucsd.edu, apparently Eliquis comes with a "black box warning label" regarding its withdrawals in patients with A-Fib (atrial fibrillation); with some articles stating that Eliquis may trigger a stroke if suddenly stopped. So working closely with your doctor to avoid that risk seems to me like it should be first priority. Does anyone else here have personal experience coming off Eliquis who can offer some pointers on what to expect? ## Hi Cynthia I have also come off Elequis ...
Updated 23 days ago.
Eliquis User for a year
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I've been on Eliquis for a year now and have severe fatigue. I cannot make it to work a full week. Most weekends I sleep. ## Have you spoken to your doctor about the problem? There are other medications you can try. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. ## Yes, I have talked to my dr. Waitin to hear back. Thank you.
Updated 26 days ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 2.5mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Eliquis: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0003-0893 Eliquis 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by E.r. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
  • 0003-0894 Eliquis 5 mg Oral Tablet by E.r. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
  • 55154-0612 Eliquis 2.5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health

Other drugs which contain Apixaban or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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