Eliquis (apixaban) blocks the activity of certain clotting substances in the blood.
Eliquis is used to lower the risk of stroke or a blood clot in people with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation.
Eliquis is also used to lower the risk of forming a blood clot in the legs and lungs of people who have just had hip or knee replacement surgery.
Eliquis is used to treat blood clots in the veins of your legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism), and lower the risk of them occurring again.
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking apixaban and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily (every 12 hours). If you cannot swallow the tablet whole, you may crush the tablet and mix with water, apple juice, or applesauce and take it right away.
The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, weight, kidney function, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). If you are taking apixaban to prevent blood clots from forming after surgery, the length of treatment is based on the type of surgery that you had.
Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Do not run out of this medication. Order your refills early to avoid running out of pills.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
Eliquis 2.5 mg Tablet is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It works by preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.
Eliquis is usually taken twice per day. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
You may take Eliquis with or without food.
If you cannot swallow a tablet whole, crush and mix it with water, apple juice, or a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow the mixture right away without chewing. Do not save it for later use.
crushed tablet mixture may also be given through a nasogastric (NG) feeding tube. Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.
Do not stop taking Eliquis unless your doctor tells you to.Stopping suddenly can increase your risk of blood clot or stroke.
If you stop taking Eliquis for any reason, your doctor may prescribe another medication to prevent blood clots until you start taking it again.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
- Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost the time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose should be skipped.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Major & minor side effects for Eliquis 2.5 mg Tablet
- Nose bleed
- Skin rash
- Stomach pain
- Redness of the eye
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, and tongue