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Eliquis (Apixaban)

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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


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.

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RX Only

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9-14 hours

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2.5mg, 5mg (Brand and Generic)


Apixaban should not be taken during pregnancy.



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Routes of administration

By Mouth


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.


The active ingredient in ELIQUIS is apixaban.

The following forms are available:

  • ELIQUIS 5 mg
  • ELIQUIS 2.5 mg

ELIQUIS generic is not available at this time.


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.


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

Frequently Asked Questions about Eliquis (Apixaban)

What is Eliquis apixaban used for?

Apixaban, also called Eliquis, helps stop strokes or blood clots in folks with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation. This heart condition makes the heartbeat irregular, which can lead to clots. Doctors prescribe apixaban for cases not related to heart valve problems.

What is the most common side effect of Eliquis?

The most common side effect of Eliquis (also known as apixaban) is unwanted bleeding. While using Eliquis, be cautious of minor bleeding, such as nosebleeds or light bruising. However, if you encounter persistent bleeding or observe blood in your urine or stool, these signs could indicate a serious bleed and need urgent attention.

What should you avoid while taking Eliquis?

Eliquis (also known as apixaban) can be taken with or without most foods. However, it's a good idea to steer clear of grapefruit and grapefruit products. These can interact with Eliquis, potentially raising its blood levels and increasing the risk of bleeding. If you're a regular grapefruit consumer, chat with your doctor. They might tweak your Eliquis dosage accordingly.

Is Eliquis a high risk medication?

Yes, Eliquis (apixaban) is considered a high-risk medication. Although it's effective, not following instructions precisely can result in serious issues, such as bleeding or stroke. Always heed your doctor's advice.

Can you eat eggs while taking Eliquis?

Eliquis (also known as apixaban) doesn’t require you to steer clear of any particular foods. Unlike certain other blood thinners, Eliquis doesn’t mess with vitamin K-rich foods like spinach, broccoli, or kale.

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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