Eliquis 5 mg Tablet is an oral anticoagulant which helps prevent formation of harmful blood clots. It prevents the formation of blood clots in the legs, lungs, brain and heart. For the best result, take it at the same time every day. It can increase the risk of bleeding, so be careful while shaving, cutting nails, using sharp objects or enganging in contact sports (e.g. football, wresling). Let your doctor know if you see blood in your vomits, urine or stool (black or tarry). Unlike other anticoagulant, regular blood test (PT-INR) is not required while taking this medicine.
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 5 mg Tablet is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It works by preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.
Do not take Eliquis if:
you are allergic to apixaban or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
you are bleeding excessively
you have a disease in an organ of the body that increases the risk of serious bleeding (such as an active or a recent ulcer of your stomach or bowel, recent bleeding in your brain)
you have a liver disease which leads to increased risk of bleeding (hepatic coagulopathy)
you are taking medicines to prevent blood clotting (e.g., warfarin, rivaroxaban, dabigatran or heparin), except when changing anticoagulant treatment or while having a venous or arterial line and you get heparin through this line to keep it open.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Eliquis 5 mg Tablet.
- Bleeding disorder
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a bleeding disorder.
- 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 5 mg Tablet
- Nose bleed
- Skin rash
- Stomach pain
- Redness of the eye
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, and tongue