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...

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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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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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Stopping taking Eliquist
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I have been taking Eliquist since October 2015. Three weeks ago, I developed a severe rash on my right calf and hive like bumps on both forearms with constant itching and redness. This is the first time that this has happend since I had a stroke, caused by a fall and hitting my head, in April 2015. I have been diagnosed with A-fib for over 10 years and also take digoxin ( 0.125 mg ) and Plavix during that time prior to the stroke. what are my options for getting off of Eliquis? Right after my stroke, I was given warfarin and had no problems, only now after taking Eliquis have I developed this rash and itching. Any sugestions would be appreciated. Thanks. Dave in Mexico ## You could speak to your doctor about possibly going back on Warfarin, or trying an alternative medication, there are...
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Can this drug cause TIA's
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Can eliquis cause TIA's and also does the dosage depend on age? My father had slurred speech, dizziness general feeling of being drunk after taking this drug for a PE. He's 85 and was given 20mg a day! ## Hello, Elle! How is your dad? Yes, it has been known to cause TIA's, according to the U.S. FDA, and while the dosage isn't dependent on age, it is also known that the elderly are frequently more prone to experiencing side effects from a medication and often experience them more severely than those who are younger. Other side effects of this medication may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. However, it has also been known to cause full strokes, in some people, so you should consult his doctor, just in case. Is ther...
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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 19 days ago.
Hair Loss symptom
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I have been on Eliquis since November 2015 for aa A Fib attack. I am experiencing extreme hair loss, with some areas that are bald and others that are quickly thinning and at this rate will also be bald. I am a female and used to have enough hair for 3 people. I also have the leg weakness and stiffness issue. I am more freaked by the balding than anything else. ## Hello, Mary Lou! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem you're having. It isn't a listed side effect reported by the FDA, but it has been reported by other users, primarily females. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Have you consulted your doctor? It might be better for you to try a different medication. ## The other side effects are not a problem. ...
Updated 20 days ago.
my dog may have eating an eliquis tablet
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the tablet was 5 milligrams will she be okay ## Dog might have eaten 5 mg pill of eliquis ## I would recommend calling a veterinary office right away if you haven't done so already. This will help determine how serious of a situation it is and help you put things into perspective a little easier. I see that you mentioned how your dog "might have / may have" eaten it, but you don't really know for certain, is that correct? What makes you think the dog "may have" eaten it? Did you do a pill count to check for any tablets that are missing or are you just assuming the possibility that your dog ate something it shouldn't have eaten? More importantly, how is your dog feeling right now? ## My 12year old 13 lbs. May have eaten a 2.5mg eliquis Rat terrier. Should I be...
Updated 24 days ago.
eliquis not happy
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I only take 2.5 mg of eliquis. I was supposed to take it 2x a day but with the side effects I'm not going to. It's affecting my stomach, weight, and cough. Bad ## Hello, Carol! How are you? Those can be normal side effects of it, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience headache, dizziness, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. However, if you're afraid of the side effects and don't want to take it as prescribed, you should talk to your doctor, they may be able to prescribe an alternative medication. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Eliquis causing weight gain and tiredness?
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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 highly unusual for me. Usually my weight remains steady. I have also been incredibly tired all day long which makes work next to impossible. As well as not having any energy to spend with my children. I am only 30, and was put on eliquis due to having a second pe and cumaden not being an efficient way to control my blood. Is it possible the eliquis is causing these problems? My Dr. Just blows them off when I talk to him. It is very frustrating. ## Hello, Laura! How are you? Yes, you are not the first person to report experiencing such side effects from this medication and the FDA does report that they are possible. You may also experience headache, dizziness, easy bruising ...
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Profuse sweating and medicinal body odor
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Have been on Eliquis for about 4 weeks as a result of an AFib event and ER visit, turning into a week hospital stay. Terrible side effects. I sway between teeth-chattering coldness to profuse heat and sweating. My bedding is soaked through every night. But, worse of all is this funky medicinal body odor that I can't escape, even with 3-4 baths/showers a day. It's so disgusting that it makes me sick to my stomach. Also have awful metallic taste in mouth, so all food or drink tastes terrible. Along with the fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, these effects are making this drug intolerable for me. I haven't read of others having the body smell though. Is anyone else experiencing this? ## I also am trying to determine the source of body odor since I started taking Eliquis along ...
Updated 1 month ago.
Extreme hair loss
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Can you tell me if extreme hair loss occur from Eliquis? I have been on it since last November for an AFib attack. The hair loss is extreme and I already have areas that are bald with other areas thinning quickly. My hair dresser is alarmed at the speed this is happening. I also am having trouble w/my legs, as in weakness and stiffness. I know that that is a symptom.
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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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