Eliquis

Active Ingredient(s): Apixaban
FDA Approved: * December 28, 2012
Pharm Company: * BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB
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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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...
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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. ## Yes, I have had heavy cycles while on eloquis.
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No side effects on Eliquis.
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I am a 76 year old man with afib. My EP suggested Eliquis and gave me a 30 day free sample. I have used it and am on my first 90 day refill. After reading all of the comments on this web site I was reluctant to try Eliquis. As of now I have had no side effects. I am about 5' 10" and weigh 215. I spend 20 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes in an exercise routine daily. If I notice any adverse side effects as time goes by I will repost on this site. ## Hello, Newport Jim! How are you? Thank you for the helpful post! Not everyone has problems taking Eliquis, it's just that those that day are usually the ones hunting up a site like this to discuss the problems. The millions of people that take any given medication, without a problem, are rarely online discussing their posit...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
ELIQUIS & Instalex
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I take 2 ELIQUIS tablets a day. One @ breakfast @ one @ 8 p.m. I would like to know if I can take Instaflex Advanced without any problems.
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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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Eliquis muscle problems
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began taking Eliquis in May after an AFib episode. After about 2 weeks I began experiencing what feels like habitual anxiety and muscle problems. Am currently experiencing headaches, being light headed and dizzy. I had several times initially when taking the medication when I thought I was going to have a blackout. ## Hello, Tessa! How are you feeling? I'm sorry about the problems you've had. Those can be side effect of Eliquis, many have complained about similar problems. As listed by the FDA, you may also experience increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Have you consulted your doctor? You may need to switch to a different medication.
Updated 8 days ago.
 
Eliquis and Depression
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66 yr old male, 5'11", 191 lbs. Exercise daily. Prescribed 5MG Eliquis x 2 day. Since starting approximately 3 weeks ago I have become extremely depressed to the verge of crying. Never been like this before and I contribute this depression to the drug. Also very lethargic which I contribute to Eliquis. Anyone with similar reaction? Was on a aspirin and I think I should return. I suspect this depression to be directly linked to the drug. ## Hello Abel! How are you? I'm very sorry about the way you're feeling. Yes, depression can be a side effect of this medication, as listed by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. If it is that severe, then yes, you should most likely consult your doctor about stopping...
Updated 10 days ago.
 
Eliquis excellent
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I'm a healthy 74 year old male who works out with weights heavily in April developed an asymptomatic tachycardia with a classical a fib beat took eliquis for 4_weeks no problems then cardioversion immediately back to normal sinus rhythm and 4_weeks more on eliquis with very slight hemorroidal bleeding minimal. Was the put back on baby aspirin back on schedule and ad of 8 /21_feel great Stephen
Updated 12 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 ...
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Does elequis have a side effect of memory loss?
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My memory is not too good now. Will taking eliquis cause more memory loss? ## Hello, Miyzie! How are you? No, I don't see it listed among the side effects reported by the FDA, they usually include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Nor have any other uses reported it, so far. Can anyone that's on it chime in?
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Apixaban
  • 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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