What is Eliquis used for?
Eliquis is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication used to prevent blood clots that form with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat). This is caused when the blood is not flowing through the body as intended. Blood clots can form and move to places of the body that increases your risk of stroke.
Your doctor may prescribe it to prevent blood clots from forming after hip or knee replacement surgery that makes you immobile for long periods of time. It is also used to manage deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and prevent them from occurring again.
Frequently Asked Questions About Eliquis
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking Eliquis. When you buy Eliquis online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
It is generally taken orally twice per day. It can either be taken with meals or however works best to help you remember. If ingesting the tablets hold is difficult, they may split or be crushed into liquids or water. Consume it immediately.
Your dose is determined by your medical condition, weight, height and other health considerations. It may vary whether or not this is a long term therapy or if it is used to reduce the risk of developing a pulmonary embolism (PE) or blood clots after surgery.
Do not cease treatment unless instructed by your doctor. Your condition may worsen and blood clots may form if you stop taking Eliquis prematurely.
You have a higher risk of bleeding and bruising once you begin taking Eliquis. Seek immediate medical treatment if you experience severe bleeding. Inform your doctor or dentist prior to any surgery or dental procedures. You may need to stop taking this medication for a time prior to surgery.
Eliquis is not recommended for individuals with artificial heart valves. Call your doctor if you experience an allergic reaction to Eliquis.
After certain spinal procedures people taking this medication may bleed near the spinal cord which can cause paralysis that can last a long time or become permanent. Talk to your doctor about the risks before any spinal procedure. If you have a deformed spine or have had spinal surgery before or are taking other drugs that cause bruising/bleeding the risks of bleeding can be higher. If you notice any symptoms such as leg tingling/numbness/weakness, loss of control of the bladder/bowels, or back pain tell your doctor asap.
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Eliquis has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking Eliquis, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.
Report side effects with Eliquis to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Eliquis online.
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- hives, itching, skin rash
- shortness of breath
- blood in the urine
- decreased alertness
- vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
- fast heartbeat
- joint pain or swelling
- Blood in the eyes
- coughing up blood
- nausea and vomiting
- difficulty swallowing
- severe stomach pain
- bloody or black, tarry stools
- redness of the eye
- tightness in the chest
- bruising or purple areas on the skin
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
The following drugs are known to interact with Eliquis. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. The interaction may be worth the benefit, or they may take you or one or more of your current drugs.
- Collagenase, Clostridium histolyticum
- St John's Wort
- Amtolmetin Guacil
- Protein C
- Niflumic Acid
- Flufenamic Acid
- Alteplase, Recombinant
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The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Eliquis online.
Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Your doctor or pharmacist is the best source of information on how to use this medication and potential health risks that may be associated with it. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.