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Apixaban Side Effects

Apixaban Side Effects

What Is Eliquis (Apixaban)?

Eliquis is the brand name of the prescription medicine apixaban, which is used to prevent strokes and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation (a condition characterized by an irregular heartbeat).

This medicine is also given to treat or reduce the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot that usually develops in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung).

Warnings

  • Aggrastat (tirofiban)
  • Agrylin (anagrelide)
  • Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Advil or Motrin (ibuprofen), Indocin or Tivorbex (indomethacin), ketoprofen, and Aleve, Anaprox, or Naprosyn (naproxen)
  • Brilinta (ticagrelor)
  • Coumadin or Jantoven (warfarin)
  • Effient (prasugrel)
  • Heparin
  • Integrilin (eptifibatide)
  • Persantine (dipyridamole)
  • Plavix (clopidogrel)
  • Pletal (cilostazol)
  • Ticlopidine

Pregnancy and Eliquis

Eliquis isn't believed to harm an unborn baby if taken during pregnancy.

But it may increase the risk of bleeding during your pregnancy or delivery.

Tell your doctor if you're pregnant, or might become pregnant, while using Eliquis.

It's not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Don't breastfeed a baby while taking Eliquis.

Side Effects

  • Easy bruising
  • Unusual bleeding or bleeding that won't stop, including nosebleeds and bleeding gums
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Pink, brown, or red urine
  • Black or bloody stools
  • Coughing up blood, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Trouble breathing or wheezing
  • Severe headache
  • Dizziness or feeling like you might pass out
  • Severe weakness
  • Rash
  • Swelling or joint pain
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Signs of anaphylaxis, which may include hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat

Dosage

  • Eliquis comes as a tablet to take by mouth, typically twice a day.
  • It may also be given through a feeding tube.
  • Your dose will depend on your condition and response to treatment.
  • Try to take Eliquis around the same time each day.
  • This medicine can be taken with or without food.
  • Eliquis is usually taken for 35 days after hip replacement surgery, and for 12 days after knee replacement surgery.
  • Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully. Don't take more or less Eliquis than is recommended.

Missed Dose of Eliquis

If you miss a dose of Eliquis, take it on the same day you remember it.

Then, take your next dose at the regular time. Stay on your twice-a-day schedule.

Don't take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

If you miss a dose of Eliquis, take it on the same day you remember it.

Then, take your next dose at the regular time. Stay on your twice-a-day schedule.

Don't take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

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