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, sold under the trade name Eliquis among others, is an anticoagulant used to the treat and prevent blood clots and to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation.[1][2] Specifically it is used to prevent blood clots following hip or knee replacement and in those with a history of prior clots.[1] It is used as an alternative to warfarin and does not require monitoring by blood tests.[1] It is taken by mouth.[...

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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 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...

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procedure for stopping eliquis and going back to aspirin

Anyone know how to safely get off eliquis and back on just aspirin? ## 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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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 breath dozens of times a day now when he didn't before. Even going upstairs is a problem. He needs to exercise because of his peripheral arterial disease, and he can't because he becomes so short of breath. He was walking for an hour and a half at a time. He gets short of breath so often that it scares him and me. The doctor said that Eliquis can't cause this. He wouldn't take him off of it, so my boyfriend continued to struggle. About three weeks ago my boyfriend had an epic nosebleed that we had to go to the E.R. for. In treating the nosebleed, they stopped his Eliquis. Lo and behold no more shortness of breath. When he had his follow up with the cardiolo...

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Eliquis Drug Information

My 91 year old Mom was switched to Eliquis and has been totally exhausted and suffering from confusion and memory loss. Anyone else having the confusion/memory loss issue? ## Hello, Freddie! How is your mom doing? Yes, those are known side effects of taking Eliquis, along with bruising, fainting and headache. Side effects should start to taper off in severity after about 4 weeks, as her body adjusts to the medication. But if they don't, or if they worsen, her doctor should be consulted. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Yes, my 88 year old husband has been on Eliquis since July and he is experiencing major confusion, and I believe even had a night terror. When I carefully skip a dose he regains his usual mental state back. It's very frustrating as the doctors aren't...

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Eliquis and Depression

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...

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Any new info about eliquis?

Anyone have Spinal Stenosis and taking this anticoagulant? I have been on it for 4 years now and have never felt right now the symptoms of the stenosis are much worse. Burning sensations in Good of fingers. Feet burning. Back of neck feels like boiling water has been poured down it. Sleep is very disturbed. Passing loads of urine. She changed despite scan showing all is well. Feeling very hot when it's minus 5. Tinnitus. These are just a few symptoms and I am not a hypochondriac they are very real temperature is 37.4. Bloods were only recently done as I had to beg for them I am told they are all within normal limits. ## MedlinePlus does warn that Spinal Stenosis can worsen, over time, so your symptoms might just be do to that, rather than the Eliquis. There are several other resourc...

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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 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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SWITCHED FROM XARELTO TO ELIQUIS

My mom was switched from Xarelto to Eliquis (2.5mg x 2 daily) 4 days ago. Since then, she has experienced itchy eyes, runny nose, trouble sleeping and heavy phlegm at night. Is there a connection? Or is it a cold? ## Hello, Jack! How is your mom doing? Yes, the FDA does list those as being possible side effects of Eliquis, she may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and easy bruising. That's not to say she may not also have a cold, though. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I just switched also 2 weeks ago and having the very same side effects. ## Thanks, Verwon. Since then, the symptoms have gone away. Her MD mentioned it could be just transitional. ## Hi Janet, I hope your feeling better. My mom's symptoms seem to have passed. Best to you, Jack. ## What can yo...

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Eliquis hair loss tired or weakness rash on arms

I've been taking Eliquis for 6 months I have lost any energy I might have had I had a rash on both arms and my hair has just started falling out my doctor says I am on nothing that would cause this ## Hello, Robert! How are you? Actually, both the NIH and the FDA lists everything you've mentioned as being possible side effects of this medication. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising. Sadly, doctor's don't always know all the possible side effects of most medications, because they do not study such information as much as a pharmacist, and some others in various medical fields. What type of doctor are you seeing? Is it a specialist, or just a regular PCP? ## I'm seeing a heart specialist because I had AFib I...

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Not bleeding or bruising while on Eliquis

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? ## I've been on it for just over a month and I'm the same - no bleeding or bruising at all. ## Same here in the beginning. But 9 months in i now bruise very easily ## Hello tomline618, As much as I want to say that it's because you had extremely skilled medical professionals working on your blood tests it seems that this is fairly common in the early stages of administering Eliquis. Other users on the website have had similar experiences and say that from 6 months forward it typically the bruising gets worse. If you get past that point and you are still...

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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: (8 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
  • 63629-7747 Eliquis 5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Bryant Ranch Prepack
  • 70518-1861 Eliquis 5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Remedyrepack Inc.

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Eliquis Drug Information
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Eliquis and Depression
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Eliquis 5mg
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