Eliquis is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and to treat DVT and pulmonary embolism. Eliquis may also be referred to by its drug name, Apixaban.
Eliquis is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner. Eliquis is believed to work by inactivating some aspects of the body’s blood clotting process.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Eliquis is taken orally twice a day.
Eliquis comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Eliquis lists that common side effects involve bleeding.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Eliquis include spinal or epidural hematomas that can result in permanent paralysis. If Eliquis is discontinued prematurely, it can increase the risk of developing DVT or pulmonary embolism.
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