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 brand name Eliquis, is an anticoagulant medication used to treat and prevent blood clots and to prevent stroke in people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.[2][3][4] Specifically it is used to prevent blood clots following hip or knee replacement and in those with a history of prior clots.[2][4] It is used as an alternative to warfarin and does not require monitoring by blood tests&#...

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ELIQUIS: Stomach Pain, Abdominal Swelling, Bloating, Gas

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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Natural treatments in place of Eliquis

Has anyone had good luck using alternative natural supplements instead of taking Eliquis? I've been on it for 4 months and it just keeps getting worse. All over body pain and weakness. Chest pain. Messes with my BP. Itching. Can't sleep. Nausea. Tingling in legs. No motivation. Headaches. Hair loss. Eye pain. Can't gain weight. It's awful. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Thanks. ## Unfortunately, those are all fairly common side effects of Eliquis, according to the FDA, and in some cases, they have been so bad that people had to stop taking it. Warfarin is often used to prevent the same types of clotting issues, but it does require regular blood draws to check your clotting factor, and frequent dosage adjustments. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possib...

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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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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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Side effects of Elequis

I have taken elequis for over 2 years now. I have Afib. This month my Dr added another drug - a ppi to my prescription to combat any future stomach problems caused by elequis! I take beta blockers too! I have so many side effects from elequis - tiredness, aching joints - knees, toes and shoulder joints. Difficulty sleeping due to shoulder and knee pain. How do I get off this drug - or at least reduce it from 5mg x 2 a day to 2.5 mg. x 2 a day? I would really prefer to just take aspirin but don’t know if it is effective? ## The beta blockers can cause similar side effects, so it's difficult to determine which one might be causing your symptoms. Side effects to the ppi may include nausea, stomach pain, headache, and bloating. Ref: Harvard Health PPI Medications As to the Eliquis...

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Extreme fatique, joint pain, muscle weakness with Eliquis for AFIB

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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Anyone taking Eliquis play competitive sport?

Hi all, Newbie here after being put on Apixaban after a bout of aFib. My question is fairly simple. How many of you have gotten into competitive sport that has some sort of risk? A little bit more about me. Previous heart attack, cardiac arrest 5 years ago. First bout of aFib was somewhat of a surprise as I regularly do long distance runs up to 50km plus play competitive field sports.

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Eliquis - can I split a pill in half

Can I cut a 5mg eliquis in half, instead of getting the 2.5mg ones? I need to reduce the dosage after a successful ablation. Please comment. Thanks! ## Can I split a 10 mg pill of Eliquis in half? ## Does the tablet have a score line? It appears that the Eliquis tablets are film coated according to what I see on DailyMed. If there's no score line then I would not recommend it. ## Eliquis does not come in a 10 mg. tablet, just 2.5 and 5 mg. 2nd Eliquis is not scored, 3rd Eliquis is not film coated, just a simple compressed tablet. The tablet is so small it would really be difficult to split evenly. ## What did your doctor tell you to do? If he/she told you to decrease your dosage, why can't they give you another Rx? I don't think Eliquis is a drug you can or should cut in half.

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Odor of eliminations while taking Eliquis

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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Eliquis and vaginal bleeding

I've been taking eliquis for 3 days. I had a stent put in 4 days ago. I have had some vaginal bleeding and I've been in the menopause for 5 years. Anyone else go through this? ## I was on Xaerlto which caused heavy vaginal bleeding.I had to have a D&C because of it.Treating one problem causes so many others with so many medications. ## Anyone who is post menopausal and suddenly experiences vaginal bleeding should consult their doctor, as soon as possible. It may be due to the medication, but there is also a chance it is unrelated. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Eliquis as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising. Mary, did they say what specifically caused it, or were they unable to explain it?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Apixaban
  • Tablet: 2.5mg, 2.gmg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Eliquis: (9 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
  • 67296-1673 Eliquis 5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Redpharm Drug, Inc.
  • 70518-1861 Eliquis 5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Remedyrepack Inc.

Other drugs which contain Apixaban or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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