What is Eliquis?
Eliquis is prescribed to treat and prevent blood clots as well as reduce the risk of stroke in those with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AFib). It is a blood thinner medication often used to prevent blood clots after hip or knee replacement surgery. It is known by the generic name, apixaban. It is available in both brand-name and generic forms.
Eliquis is often prescribed to be taken as a 5 mg tablet twice daily with or without food. In certain people who are 80 years or older, weigh 60 kilograms or less, or have a serum creatinine level of or over 1.5 mg/dL, the recommended dose of eliquis is 2.5 mg twice daily. It comes in oral tablets with strengths of 2.5 mg and 5 mg
Eliquis, or apixaban, works by blocking a certain enzyme called factor Xa (FXa). As a factor Xa inhibitor, it helps interrupt the blood clotting process in the body, which helps prevent the risk of blood clots.
Blood clots can form after an injury, surgery, or in those with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia. As a result, it can help reduce the risk of strokes and treat blood clots like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).
Eliquis is used to treat DVT and PE, which are types of blood clots that can develop in the legs, arms, or lungs. It can also help prevent blood clots like DVT and PE from recurring after treatment for the original blood clot has been performed.
People who have had surgery, especially hip or knee replacement surgery, may have a higher risk of blood clots. Eliquis is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, that can help reduce the risk of these blood clots.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney problems, liver problems, bleeding problems, or antiphospholipid syndrome before taking Eliquis. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant before taking this medication.
Some medications may interact with this so tell your doctor about any prescription drugs, herbal supplements, or over-the-counter medications before treatment.
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.
Eliquis may increase the risk of bleeding in some people. It may take longer than usual for bleeding to stop, or it may be easier to bruise or bleed and may be serious. This medication should not be stopped without consulting with a healthcare provider first. Inform your dentist prior to dental procedures to prevent major bleeding.
Stopping eliquis prematurely may increase the risk of blood clots. Your doctor will advise you if you need to discontinue eliquis.
It should not be used in those with active pathological bleeding, prosthetic heart valves, or triple positive antiphospholipid syndrome. Talk to your doctor before consuming alcohol during treatment.
You should avoid over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) during treatment. These medications cause drug interactions with blood thinners. Call your doctor if these drugs are necessary for a different medical condition.
Spinal procedures that require anesthesia or spinal puncturing may be at a higher risk of blood clot while taking Eliquis. This may result in long term or permanent paralysis.
The information provided here is meant to be for informational purposes only. Consult a healthcare provider for other side effects, warnings, and precautions before taking this. You should also get medical advice from a doctor.
- Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal
- Coughing up blood
- Allergic reactions
Report side effects 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.
Eliquis 5mg oral tablets shouldn't be cut in half. Despite the approval of crushing and taken with water or 5% dextrose. This is to aid those who cannot swallow the medication whole. If the concern is to split its dose, this should be first discussed with a healthcare professional.
Eliquis does not directly affect blood pressure. Some studies did result in low blood pressure with the use of this after hip or knee replacement, although this wasn't common. If you experience dizziness and suspect a drop in blood pressure, then this may be caused by internal bleeding due to an overdose.
Eliquis does not directly cause weight gain nor water retention. However, there may be a connection to it. Edema can be a symptom of a blood clot.
It is used to reduce the risk for it. But it is still possible for blood clots to occur. The connection to weight gain is the water retention caused by Edema which then adds to the overall weight of a person.
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Company and Pfizer co-developed Eliquis. A recently approved generic version called apixaban is also available.
DISCLAIMER: 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. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.