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Apixaban is used to help reduce the risk of major blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. It is also used to prevent blood clots from forming in patients who have had knee or hip replacement surgeries. Apixaban is a direct factor Xa inhibitor, and it works by effectively blocking the formation and growth of blood clots.

Do not use Apixaban if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it, if you have abnormal bleeding problems, if you have a history of liver problems, if you have an artificial heart valve, or if you are taking carbamazepine, phenytoin, rifampin, or St. John's wort. Before using Apixaban tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, if you are allergic to certain food items or substances, if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, if you have a history of high blood pressure or blood vessel problems, or if you have recently had any kind of surgery.

Apixaban is administered via oral tablet form, and should be taken with or without food, as prescribed by the doctor.

Common side effects of Apixaban include allergic reactions, swelling of the face, mouth, nose or lips, coughing up blood, dizziness and unusual bleeding from the gums.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Hematologist before using this medicine.
  • Bleeding

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Eliquis 2.5mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Apixaban, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.\n

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Apixaban as ingredient

This medication works as an anticoagulant that works by inhibiting factor Xa. This prevents the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin which in turn prevents cross-linked blood clots of fibrin from forming.

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About Apixaban
What are the uses of Apixaban
What are the side effects of Apixaban ?
Key highlights of Apixaban
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Apixaban
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