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, sold under the tradename Eliquis, is a anticoagulant for the treatment of venous thromboembolic events. It is taken by mouth. It is a direct factor Xa inhibitor. Apixaban was approved in Europe in 2012.[1] It was approved in the U.S. in 2014 for treatment and secondary prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).[2] It is being developed in a joint venture by Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb.[3][4] Contents 1 Medical uses 1.1 Atrial fibrillation 2 ...

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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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clot during menstruation
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I recently started taking eliquis and I always pass blood clots during my menstruation. Should I be worried? ## This medication has been known to cause such issues in women that take it, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, headache, heavier periods and easy bruising. However, if your periods do get very heavy, or the clots become large or more frequent, then you should have this checked out by your doctor. Can any other ladies that have been on it chime in? ## I'm having the same issue- had to stop BC mid pack because they found 2 clots in my lungs. I started on Eliquis last week and have had a super heavy period with clotting. I can't figure out if it's because of the mid pack stop, or the eliquis. Waiting for my doctor to call me back- it's very unn...
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what to do for insomnia while taking eliquis
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I started taking Eliquis a few weeks ago, my biggest complaint is insomnia! Anyone else have the same problem and if you did, what did you do, what did you take to fall asleep? I've tried Tylenol PM - seem to have to take 2-3 to fall asleep, my doctor suggested Melatonin, I bought the 10mg, that didn't work either.. Any suggestions?
Updated 18 hours ago.
Odor of eliminations while taking Eliquis
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I hate to be indelicate but I have noticed something strange since taking Eliquis. My urine and bowel movements smell different and I wondered if anyone else had noticed this. I would describe it as sort of a toasted oaty fragrance. I am not making this up or being weird. I am concerned and hope I am not along. ## Oh my goodness YES, it does have an odd smell.
Updated 18 hours ago.
eliquis samples
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My wife has blood clots and we cant afford this medicine its really to high and I need some samples please please . ## Hello, Reggie! How is your wife doing? If you're low-income and uninsured, there is an assistance program that she can apply for, you can call them for an application and more information as 800-736-0003. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Alternatively, she could speak to her doctor about trying a medication, such as Coumadin that is available as a generic. Is there anything else I can help with? ## You can obtain a co-pay card from Bristol Myers for Eliquist and pay no more than a $10.00 co-pay by calling 1-855-354-7847. I just received one.
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my dog may have eating an eliquis tablet
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the tablet was 5 milligrams will she be okay
Updated 9 days ago.
Not bleeding or bruising while on Eliquis
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I have been on Eliquis for 4 months. I have had several blood tests and have not bled afterwards and I had no bruising at all. I have always bruised after blood tests. I am very concerned. Has anyone else had this experience?
Updated 13 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 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 16 days ago.
eliquis twice daily feel swell
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on eliquis 2.5mg twice daily Feet swell. Pamphlet reads possible side effect. I keep feet highly elevated when sitting. Want to avoid taking diuretic. No high blood pressure, not over weight. Who has experienced this & what have you done. I am considering compression stockings. I have frequent urination, that is not a problem. In the past my feet would swell when siting at the p.c. for a lengthy period of time before I was on any meds. My next dr. appt. coming up in 2 weeks. Appreciate any feedback
Updated 16 days ago.
Can't be normal
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Everyone says Eliquis can cause heavy periods... I have been on it for about 6 months now and I haven't gotten my period in 3 months... Is this normal??? ## Hello, Jamie! How are you? No, that is not a normal occurrence with this medication, as reported by the FDA. Its typical side effects include the heavy periods that you've mentioned, as well as nausea, dizziness, headache and hypotension. Are you on any other medications? Is there a chance you may be pregnant? ## Hello I have had issues with Equis I have been on ELIQUIS for 10 months my periods where heavy and thing changed no period for two months then I had very light one I suffer side affects dizziness nausea I don't bruse any more or bleed to much things have just changed my DR dose not no why the side affect are not...
Updated 18 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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