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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Eliquis and Weight: I Need The Truth
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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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Odor of eliminations while taking Eliquis
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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...
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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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Extreme fatique, joint pain, muscle weakness with Eliquis for AFIB
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I was having extreme fatigue, joint pain, muscle weakness after starting Eliquis and started to having black stool with nausea and abdominal pain. I gradually reduced the dose until no longer taking Eliquis nor ever will. It really put a fear in me. Asprin works for me via my AFIB. I can tell if my blood is too thick when my heart is working hard to pump the blood out of my heart. I feel much better when my heart is pumping normally when the blood is thinner. You sometimes have to insist to your doctor the side effects you are feeling, this is a fairly new medication. Anyone else have these side effects? ## Yes, you are not the first person to post about these types of problems with it. If the Aspirin is working well for you, then it is likely a good idea to stick with it, unless your d...
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Weakness from eliquis
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Elequis problems I forgot to mention. I now have Periphial neuropathy, stiff joints in the morning, tremendous depression that destroys my well being and can't sleep very well. My muscle tone is gone and my legs barely hold me up. My arms are too week to support me also. I feel like the life is being sucked out of me. Its working but the price I have to pay physically is too much. ## How long have you been taking this medication? Are you on any other medications? Those can be normal side effects, according to the FDA, you may also experience dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. ## I have had the exact things you mention while taking eliquis. Its like having your life sucked out of me. My doctor says it lack of exercising. Well just try to exercize while...
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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...
Updated 9 days ago.
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...
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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 10 days ago.
Eliquis 5mg
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Experienced dizzyness, headache, unusual weakness with initial start of Eliquis 5mg tab. Will be put on 2.5mg strength. Can my supply of 5mg Eliquis be split and used up as 2.5mg? hpask ## Hello, hpask! How are you? Yes, that should be safe to do, since it is not time released, but you may want to double check with your pharmacist to be certain. This medication may cause you to bruise more easily, as well as increase your risk of bleeding. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi everyone; Thank you for any replies, I have been on cartia for some time now as have a/fib, had a TIA a couple of weeks ago now Dr`s want me to take Elequis 5mg twice a day. Must admit a bit scared about it and its side effects.. also how much time I need to be off cartia before taking new drug. Thanks , J...
Updated 11 days ago.
Weight Gain on Apixiban
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I have been taking Apixiban for PE's for nearly 2 years now thinking that it was great as Warfarin was unreliable and had to have too many blood tests. I am 56 and have now put on a lot of weight but didn't realise that this drug can cause this. My lifestyle hasn't changed very much so I couldn't understand why I was putting on weight. Also at night when sleeping my arm on the opposite side of how I'm sleeping also goes numb and I wonder if this can have anything to do with the drug too. Is there an alternative as I really am feeling depressed about my weight?
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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: (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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