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 was developed in a joint venture by Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb.[3][4] Contents 1 Medical uses 1.1 Atrial fibrillation 2 Side...

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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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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...
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what if i take a double dose of eliquis?
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I may have accidently taken a double dose of eliquis early this morning. I am suppose to take one 5 mg twice a day. Usually at nine and nine. I think I could have taken two pills in am. Should I leave off my night pill even if I'm not sure. ## I accidentally took an extra lisinipril 40 MLB after already taking it this morning with amlodipine will I be ok ## I accidentally took a double dose of eloquence 5 mg should I take my next scheduled dose or stupid ## If anyone accidentally took more than prescribed, I would encourage you all to contact your prescribing doctors. It may turn out that you'll be fine, but he/she may recommended some minor adjustments in your dosing or frequency of administration in order to compensate for this extra dose (not to mention that the prescription ...
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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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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? ## Hello, Charlie! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem you're having. Has there been any improvement, yet? Most side effects are transient and will go away in time, once your body gets used to a medication, but that can take 4 to 5 weeks. As reported by the FDA, other typical side effects for Eliquis may include nausea, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Have you tried avoiding caffeine and other stimulants in the ev...
Updated 4 days ago.
taper off eliquis
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Four months ago, I was found to have pulmonary embolisms in all segmental and subsegmental lobes of my right lung and my upper left lung. There was no known cause; all ultrasounds were negative as was all blood work associated with PE. My EKG was normal. My blood pressure is 120/70. I have been taking Eliquis since. I would like to quit taking Eliquis since no one can figure out what caused these and there seems to be nothing else wrong with me. So how do I taper off this drug? ## Hello, Georgia! How are you? I'm not sure if you understand the gravity of this situation, pulmonary embolisms can be deadly, if left untreated and, once someone has experienced one or more of them, they can be very prone to experiencing more. Thus, it is best to continue the medications, as long as your d...
Updated 8 days ago.
Gaining weight with Eliquis
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Since taking Eliquis my weigh keeps going up. If I take a waterpill once a week, I lose 3-4 pounds overnight. I think there is a lower dosage like 2.5. It must be available at that strength. My food intake or activity are the same. I always maintained the same weight. ## Yes, weight gain is a typical side effect of Eliquis, many people have reported experiencing it. As reported by the FDA, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. And yes, it is available in both 2.5mgs and 5mgs. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have gained 25 pounds and recently stopped eating any carbs and back working out 1 hour a day. not even a budge on the scale. I also have a swollen belly not sure if this is a side effect or not. ## I have been...
Updated 8 days ago.
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 ...
Updated 8 days ago.
Eliquis Drug Information
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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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procedure for stopping eliquis and going back to aspirin
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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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Stopping Eliquis SAFELY
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I've been taking Eliquis for a couple months after a bout of a-fib. I'm back in sinus rhythm and am in the low risk (Cat 1) group for clots. Due to the side effects and cost, I want to stop Eliquis and take aspirin daily. But the FDA black box warning makes me scared to stop Eliquis. Is tapering the dose over time a good way to get off it safely? IS there a safe way, or is it a scare tactic to have me pay for Eliquis for the rest of my life? I'm really angry - if I'd known about the FDA warning, I'd never have agreed to take it in the first place. ## I was on Elequis for 2 years. I needed to go off of it. My doctor said to just go off of it cold turkey. I did. Have been off of it for a month. ## In reality, this medication is usually just stopped, cold turkey, as Jo ...
Updated 13 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)

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