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Eliquis (Apixaban)

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Description

ELIQUIS (apixaban) is a medication indicated for the following conditions:

  • Prophylaxis of DVT or PE in patients who have undergone a hip or knee replacement surgery
  • Reduce the risk of recurrent DVT or PE
  • Reduce the risk of stroke or embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation
  • Treatment of DVT
  • Treatment of PE

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm where the left atrium of the heart “quivers,” rather than pumps blood adequately into the left ventricle of the heart. The irregular “quivering” slows the flow of blood, increasing the risk of clot formation (embolism) within the left atrium.

ELIQUIS medication works by binding to and inhibiting factor Xa (ten A), a critical protein in the natural clotting cascade. Inhibiting factor Xa reduces the formation of clots and decreases the risk of embolism.

Directions

ELIQUIS medication is usually prescribed at 5 mg taken twice daily.

The recommended dosage is 2.5 mg twice daily in patients with two or more of the following characteristics: age ≥ 80 years, body weight ≤ 60 kg, or serum creatinine ≥ 1.5 mg/dL.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in ELIQUIS is apixaban.

The following forms are available:

  • ELIQUIS 5 mg
  • ELIQUIS 2.5 mg

Cautions

ELIQUIS medication is contraindicated in patients when active bleed or a hypersensitivity (allergy) to any of the ingredients in the medication.

ELIQUIS medication was not studied in patients with prosthetic heart valves, and usage is not recommended in these patients.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of ELIQUIS medication are an increased risk of bleeding. Speak with your doctors about your risk of bleeding and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of bleeding problems.

The bleeding side effects of ELIQUIS medication are increased when combined with certain medications like anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, heparin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), thrombolytic agents, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). If you are taking any of these medications concurrently with ELIQUIS medication, speak with your doctor.

References

  1. Eliquis [package insert]. Princeton, NJ: Bristol-Myers Squibb; 2012.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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