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 an 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...

Read more Eliquis Details
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

Recent Eliquis Forums: RSS Feed

Eliquis and bleeding
2 Replies RSS
After knee replacement I had one blood clot and was prescribed Warfarin. No problems except nuisance of regular INR. Changed to Eliquis 2.5 mg twice daily. After a week or so I noticed : excessive bleed from small scratches, blood spots on handkerchief,dark brown urine and then PANIC -JET BLACK faeces. Dr said stop eliquis! Istopped and after 3 weeks, no more bleeding. Any ideas on whether I need this stuff? I am 86 and otherwise pretty healthy. I have had 2 short episodes of AF in my lifetime and Eliquis prescribed for this to prevent stroke,but I think E could cause a stroke with a bleed in the brain ## It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions and not everyone needs to take such medications for the rest of their lives, according to NIH reports. Many times they are ta...
Updated 50 seconds ago.
Odor of eliminations while taking Eliquis
5 Replies RSS
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. ## NIH.gov actually lists the following side effects associated with Eliquis (Apixaban): red, brown, or pink urine; red or black, tarry stools. However nothing in particular about its smell. Has anyone else experienced these odd colors in their urine/stool or think that this may be attributing to the different smell in some way? In either case I would suspect it's more than likely Eliquis that's causing the problem if you...
Updated 1 day ago.
missed period for 56 days
2 Replies RSS
I missed my period for 56 days so though i was pregnant so i visited my doctor but he said i lost my norma cycle so he prescbibed Lutenyl tabs for me to take for 10 days. I starts taken them but i still did not mensurate properly as i saw a little blood for just 2 days and it stops. what should i do. ## Hello, Yama! How are you doing? Did you get your period, yet? Usually, if this medication works, according to the FDA prescribing instructions, it should start within a few days of completing your course of them. They may cause side effects, such as nausea, headache, irritability, breakthrough bleeding and PMS like symptoms. How old are you? If you've still not had your period, you may need to take a longer course of it, or try something else. Have you returned to your doctor, yet? #...
Updated 3 days ago.
procedure for stopping eliquis and going back to asprin
24 Replies RSS
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 3 days ago.
stroke by stopping eliquis
Post a Reply
Hello, I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this. My m was on blood thinner eliquis for several years and doing fine, one day she told the doctor that there may be blood in stool. The dr immediately said stop taking eliquis now! Three days later she went in for a scope of her upper abdominal and such to check for and bleeding and She came though with flying colors mom was sent home with photos of what they didn't find and paper work with instructions on how to finish the day but there was never any instructions to restart the eliquis! 12 days later I lost my mom to a massive stroke. She was a 65 year old living in and 83 year old body and was completely capable of eeveryday duties and could take care of her self. Does my story relate to anyone else out there?
Updated 4 days ago.
burning pain with eliquis
4 Replies RSS
I am not able to tolerate many meds. Cardiologist had me try all the anticoagulants and all gave me terrible side effects. I've a very understanding electrophisiologist and we decided on an ablation. Post ablation he convinced me to try eliquis. I had the joint pain and GI upset that others have reported but also had burning skin. Doc said it was not a reported side effect but he had two other patients who also complained of burning skin. He advised me to stop the eliquis and said he would report it to the FDA. I have no more A-Fib after the successful ablation and am doing fine on a low dose aspirin daily. Wondering if anyone else had the burning sensation while on eliquis. I am so thankful to have a doctor who listens to his patients. ## Hello, Henrie! How are you doing? I'm v...
Updated 4 days ago.
Eliquis and coughing
Post a Reply
My husband was put on Eliquis after he was diagnosed as having a-fib. The DR stopped his blood pressure medication and 81mg aspirin. He went through cardio aversion to get his heart back in rhythm...as been in rhythm since Dec. However, he is suffering from the tiredness, shortness of breath, gout attacks, ankle swelling and abdominal swelling that I have been reading about. He also has a very productive cough that has been going on since late December. He has been on numerous antibiotics, cough syrups, allergy pills, and even something for reflux. After reading some of these posts about Eliquis, could it be responsible for his chronic coughing?
Updated 5 days ago.
muscle/nerve ache with Eliquis and Niacin or statin
122 Replies RSS
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 5 days ago.
Extreme joint and muscle pain, neck stiffness, tightness of chest while on Eliquis
13 Replies RSS
The neck stiffness started while on Xarelto. After switching to Eliquis is the pain spread throughout my body. Into my back, my hips, my legs, the back of my knees, just throughout my whole body. I cannot sleep at night nor can I hardly move during the day. I am desperately looking for an alternative to any of these blood thinners. it seems like no one can really give me the correct combinations off supplements. I am open for any suggestions. thank you so very much! ## Hello, Sam! How are you? There really is no combination of supplements that can be guaranteed to work. Some are known to cause blood thinning, but no testing has been done to show that they are as effective as actual drugs used for that purpose. Have you ever tried Warfarin/Coumadin? Many people manage to take it, without...
Updated 6 days ago.
Eliquis and Weight: I Need The Truth
22 Replies RSS
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 8 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: (6 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.
  • 50090-1436 Eliquis 2.5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50090-1437 Eliquis 5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 55154-0612 Eliquis 2.5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-0613 Eliquis 5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health

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

Possibly related Eliquis Topics:

Eliquis satisfied users 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 ... 61 replies
ELIQUIS: Stomach Pain, Abdominal Swelling, Bloating, Gas Have been taking Eliquis 5 mg 2x day for almost 3 months. Seem to be having Stomach Pain, Abdominal Swelling, Bloating, ... 45 replies
Eliquis and Weight: I Need The Truth Today I am speaking with my hemotologist about switching from Xarelto to Eliquis. Xarelto has caused me, a runner with a... 22 replies
Eliquis My 91 year old Mom was switched to Eliquis and has been totally exhausted and suffering from confusion and memory loss. ... 19 replies
eliquis and shortness of breath My boyfriend began taking Eliquis in March for AFIB. (He is 68.) Right away he wasn't himself. He gets short of brea... 9 replies
Eliquis causing weight gain and tiredness? Hi, my name is Laura and I just started taking eliquis about 2 1/2 months ago and I have gained 21 pounds which is highl... 9 replies
Eliquis not working 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 warfa... 7 replies
Eliquis and Depression 66 yr old male, 5'11", 191 lbs. Exercise daily. Prescribed 5MG Eliquis x 2 day. Since starting approximately 3 w... 5 replies
eliquis samples My wife has blood clots and we cant afford this medicine its really to high and I need some samples please please . ## H... 4 replies
Eliquis, dizxiness I've just started taking Eliquis, 5mg x 2 day for nonvalvular Afib. I'm experiencing dizziness & lightheadne... 4 replies

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. Site content is Copyright © 2005-2017 MedsChat.com and is protected under U.S. and International Copyright laws. All Rights Reserved. This page was last updated on 26 May 2017.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2017 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® and The People's Medicine Community® are registered trademarks of Limelight Innovations L.L.C.