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Eliquis 2.5mg

Apixaban 2.5mg

No generic is available for Eliquis 2.5mg.

Eliquis 2.5mg

Eliquis 2.5mg

Apixaban 2.5mg

  • Manufactured by Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Product of Turkey • Shipped from Turkey
  • Prescription Required

No generic is available for Eliquis 2.5mg.

Eliquis 5mg

Apixaban 5mg

No generic is available for Eliquis 5mg.

Eliquis 5mg

Eliquis 5mg

Apixaban 5mg

  • Manufactured by Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Product of Turkey • Shipped from Turkey
  • Prescription Required

No generic is available for Eliquis 5mg.

Eliquis Helps Treat the Following Conditions:

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat. Symptoms can include chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, and confusion. By itself, atrial fibrillation is not a life-threatening condition, but it can lead to serious medical complications (such as stroke) if blood clots are formed.

Eliquis does not affect heart rhythm and is not a cure for atrial fibrillation, but the medication helps to reduce the risk of blood clots.

Blood Clot Prevention after Knee or Hip Replacement

Patients who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery face an increased risk of developing blood clots, especially in the first three months following the operation.

The risk is highest during the first ten days after surgery. Many patients are directed to wear compression stockings and to take drugs which prevent blood clotting during this high-risk period.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition which requires immediate medical attention. It occurs when blood clots form in deep veins, usually in the legs. The blood clots can travel to other parts in the body, causing serious complications like pulmonary embolism. Patients usually experience pain and swelling.

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism often occurs as a complication of deep vein thrombosis. It is caused by a blockage in the arteries of the lung and is a serious – possibly fatal – condition. Patients may experience sudden shortness of breath, rapid pulse, dizziness, and fainting. Additional symptoms include chest pain that gets worse as the patient inhales, as well as coughing up blood.

Eliquis Active Ingredient

Eliquis contains the active ingredient apixaban, which is an anticoagulant. It blocks certain proteins in the blood and thus helps prevent blood clotting.

Eliquis in the News

How Important Is Eliquis For Bristol-Myers Squibb?

The anticoagulant medication Eliquis, developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, was initially approved for the treatment of venous thromboembolic events and the prevention of heart attacks in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

In August 2014, the drug received FDA approval for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. As a result, Eliquis sales jumped from $146 million in 2013 to $3.3 billion in 2016.

Eliquis is expected to perform well over the next few years with sales for Bristol-Myers Squibb reaching an anticipated $4.5 billion in 2021.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2017/10/05/how-important-is-eliquis-for-bristol-myers-squibb/#2ffde727124b

How Do New Blood Thinners Compare to Warfarin?

For decades, the only blood thinner on the market was warfarin. Currently, there are four other medications to pick from Pradaxa (dabigatran), Savaysa (edoxaban), Xarelto (rivaroxaban), and Eliquis, which contains the active ingredient apixaban,

Studies show that the latest drugs work as well as warfarin. Comparing the new medicines to each other is not easy, however, as there is little research on this topic.

Blood-thinning medications always carry some risk of bleeding problems. This can make it difficult for cuts and wounds to heal. However, the risk is lower with these new medications, and their effects wear off faster than warfarin’s effects. This lowers the chance of severe bleeding problems.

Source: https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/atrial-fibrillation/features/warfarin-new-blood-thinners#1

Eliquis General Information

Overview

Eliquis is prescribed to help prevent the formation of dangerous blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation. This kind of irregular heartbeat happens when one part of the heart does not beat the way it should.

This can lead to the formation of blood clots, which can then lodge in the legs or lungs, causing complications. Blood clots can also cause stroke.

Eliquis is also given to patients after hip or knee replacement surgery in order to reduce the risk of blood clots.

In the United States, Eliquis is prescribed to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Warnings

Patients should not stop taking Eliquis unless directed by their doctor. Stopping this medication early increases the risk of forming serious blood clots. Some patients may be directed to take a different "blood thinning" or antiplatelet medication in order to reduce the risk.

Patients should seek medical help immediately in the event of the following symptoms: weakness on one side of the body, trouble speaking, sudden vision changes, confusion, chest pain, trouble breathing, and pain and/or swelling in the legs.

Eliquis patients should be aware that the medication may cause some complications after certain spinal procedures. There is a high risk of bleeding near the spinal cord, which can cause paralysis both temporary and permanent. Patients should discuss the benefits and risks of any spinal procedure with their doctor.

Risk of bleeding may be higher in patients with a deformed spine, or in those who have had spinal procedures before. Examples include epidural catheter placement, as well as difficult epidural and/or spinal puncture.

Patients who take other drugs which can cause bleeding (e.g. antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, blood thinners such as warfarin and enoxaparin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen) have a higher risk of complications during spinal procedures.

Patients should contact their doctor immediately in the event of the following symptoms: back pain, leg numbness, tingling, or weakness, and incontinence.

The information on this page is not a replacement for a consultation with a physician, qualified to treat this condition and prescribe medication. The information is supplied by a third party, independent of this website.

It only serves to raise awareness about this condition and point out basic information you should consider before buying Eliquis online.

The website cannot take responsibility for the reliability or medical efficacy of the information provided. As mentioned above, patients should seek medical attention to ensure effective and safe treatment.

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How to Use Eliquis

Eliquis should be taken exactly as prescribed by a doctor. The dosage depends on a number of factors: the patient’s medical condition, age, weight, kidney function, response to treatment, and any other medications they may be taking.

Patients should inform their doctor or pharmacist of all other prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal products they are taking.

Before sourcing Eliquis online, patients should read the medication guide prescribed by their doctor or pharmacist.

Eliquis is usually taken every 12 hours by mouth. Patients who cannot swallow the tablet whole may crush the tablet and mix with water, apple juice, or applesauce. The mixture should be taken right away.

Patients who are taking Eliquis to prevent blood clots post-surgery need to take the medication for the exact prescribed period of time to reduce the risk of blood clots. The length of treatment depends on the type of treatment the patient has received.

It is important to take this medication regularly in order to experience its full benefit. Patients should take the medication at the same time each day in order to prevent forgetting.

Patients should not stop this medication without first consulting their doctor. Some conditions may be exacerbated if the medication is stopped suddenly. Patients should never run out of Eliquis. Order refills early to ensure you are always well-supplied.

Precautions

Before starting treatment, patients should discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to apixaban, the active ingredient in Eliquis, or to any of the added ingredients.

Patients should alert the treating physician of their medical history and mention problems like liver disease and kidney disease. Patients should also mention bleeding problems related to the stomach, intestines and/or brain.

It is important to mention any blood disorders like anemia, hemophilia, and thrombocytopenia. The treating physician should also be told about any recent major injury, recent surgeries, stroke, frequent falls, or injuries.

Before having surgery or any medical or dental procedures, patients should warn their doctor about the fact that they are taking Eliquis. This is especially important for patients to undergo any spinal puncture, as well as spinal and/or epidural anesthesia. Patients should also tell their physician about all other prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements that they are taking.

Some patients may be directed to stop taking Eliquis before surgery. They need to ask for specific instructions about stopping or starting Eliquis.

Eliquis may cause stomach bleeding. Daily usage of alcohol while taking this medication will increase this risk. Patients should limit alcohol consumption. The treating physician can provide information about how much alcohol is safe to drink.

Eliquis can cause bleeding, so patients should take measures to lower the chance of cuts, bruises, or injuries. Use great caution when handling sharp objects like safety razors and nail cutters.

It is better to use an electric razor when shaving and a soft toothbrush for cleaning teeth. Avoid activities such as contact sports. If you fall or injure yourself (especially if you hit your head), contact your doctor right away.

During pregnancy, Eliquis should only be used when clearly needed. Women should discuss the benefits and risks with their doctor.

It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Nursing mothers should consult their doctor before breastfeeding.

Eliquis Missed Dose

Those who miss a dose of Eliquis should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time of the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and resume their regular dosing schedule. Do not double up on the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change the way Eliquis works, increasing the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.

Some medications – like the abortion drug mifepristone – can interact negatively with Eliquis. This is also the case with antiplatelet drugs such as Plavix and blood thinners like Coumadin and Lovenox. Antidepressants like fluoxetine, desvenlafaxine, and venlafaxine also interact negatively with Eliquis.

Certain medications can affect the removal of Eliquis from the body, affecting how it works. Examples include the hyponatremia drug conivaptan and some azole antifungal medications (itraconazole, ketoconazole, and posaconazole).

The same applies to HIV protease inhibitors such as lopinavir and ritonavir, rifamycin antibiotics like rifabutin, and the herb St. John's wort. Drugs used to treat seizures – such as carbamazepine and phenytoin – also have a similar effect.

Patients taking Eliquis should check carefully the labels of all prescription and nonprescription drugs since many may contain ingredients like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, which increase the risk of bleeding.

Patients who have been directed by their doctor to take daily low doses of aspirin (81-325 milligrams a day) to prevent heart attack or stroke should continue taking this medication unless told otherwise by their doctor.

This is not a complete list of all possible interactions. Patients should consult with their physician before buying Eliquis.

Eliquis Side Effects

Patients are usually able to use Eliquis safely, without serious side effects.

Side effects include nausea, easy bruising, or minor bleeding (e.g. nosebleed, bleeding from cuts). Patients should consult their doctor in the event these symptoms persist or worsen.

In rare cases, Eliquis can cause serious bleeding. Patients should monitor for the following symptoms: tiredness, weakness, dizziness, severe headache, fainting, unusual bruising, persistent nosebleeds, and prolonged bleeding from cuts or gums.

Some patients may feel unusual pain, swelling, or discomfort. Women should watch out for unusually heavy or prolonged menstrual flow. Additional symptoms for all patients include: pink or dark urine, coughing up blood, vomit that is bloody or looks like coffee grounds, and bloody stools.

Seek immediate medical attention in the event of vision changes, confusion, slurred speech, and weakness on one side of the body.

Serious allergic reactions to Eliquis are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.

Storage

Eliquis should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Patients who crush the tablet (and mix it as directed in water, apple juice, or applesauce) should use the mixture within four hours of preparation.

Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.

Please dispose of unwanted medication in a proper manner. Never pour Eliquis into drains or flush it down the toilet. Consult a pharmacist or your local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.

Eliquis Drug Information

  • Eliquis Overview

    Apixaban is used to prevent serious blood clots from forming due to a certain irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) or after hip/knee replacement surgery. With atrial fibrillation, part of the heart does not beat the way it should. This can lead to blood clots forming, which can travel to other parts of your body (such as the lungs or legs) or increase your risk for stroke. In the United States, apixaban is also approved to treat certain types of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis-DVT, pulmonary embolus-PE) and to prevent them from forming again. Apixaban is an anticoagulant that works by blocking certain clotting proteins in your blood.

  • Eliquis Warnings

    Do not stop taking apixaban unless directed by your doctor. If you stop taking Eliquis early, you have a higher risk of forming a serious blood clot (such as a stroke, blood clot in the legs/lungs). Your doctor may direct you to take a different "blood thinning" or antiplatelet medication to reduce your risk. Get medical help right away if you have weakness on one side of the body, trouble speaking, sudden vision changes, confusion, chest pain, trouble breathing, pain/warmth/swelling in the legs. People taking Eliquis may bleed near the spinal cord after certain spinal procedures. Bleeding in this area can cause paralysis that lasts a long time or could become permanent. Ask your doctor about the benefits and risks before any spinal procedure. The risk of bleeding may be higher if you have a deformed spine, or have had spinal procedures/surgery before (such as epidural catheter placement, difficult epidural/spinal puncture), or are taking other drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising (including antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as warfarin/enoxaparin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs such as ibuprofen). Tell your doctor right away if you notice symptoms such as back pain, leg numbness/tingling/weakness, loss of control of the bowels or bladder (incontinence).

  • How to Use Eliquis

    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 Eliquis 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 of Eliquis 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 Eliquis without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when Eliquis is suddenly stopped. Do not run out of Eliquis. Order your refills early to avoid running out of pills. Use Eliquis regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

  • Eliquis Precautions

    Before taking apixaban, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Eliquis, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, kidney disease, bleeding problems (such as bleeding of the stomach/intestines, bleeding in the brain), blood disorders (such as anemia, hemophilia, thrombocytopenia), recent major injury/surgery, stroke, frequent falls/injuries. Before having surgery or any medical/dental procedures (especially spinal puncture or spinal/epidural anesthesia), tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking Eliquis and about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Your doctor or dentist may tell you to stop taking apixaban before your surgery. Ask for specific instructions about stopping or starting Eliquis. Eliquis may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol while using this medicine will increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcoholic beverages. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how much alcohol you may safely drink. Eliquis can cause bleeding. To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use great caution with sharp objects like safety razors and nail cutters. Use an electric razor when shaving and a soft toothbrush when brushing your teeth. Avoid activities such as contact sports. If you fall or injure yourself, especially if you hit your head, contact your doctor right away. Your doctor may need to check you for hidden bleeding that could be serious. During pregnancy, Eliquis should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Eliquis passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

  • Eliquis Misdose

    If you miss a dose of Eliquis, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

  • Eliquis Interactions

    Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.mifepristone, other drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising (including antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as warfarin, enoxaparin), certain antidepressants (including SSRIs such as fluoxetine, SNRIs such as desvenlafaxine/venlafaxine). Other medications can affect the removal of apixaban from your body, which may affect how apixaban works. Examples include certain azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole), conivaptan, HIV protease inhibitors (such as lopinavir, ritonavir), rifamycins (such as rifabutin), St. John's wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin), among others. Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (aspirin, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen) that may increase your risk for bleeding if taken together with Eliquis. However, if your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue taking the aspirin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

  • Eliquis Side Effects

    Nausea, easy bruising, or minor bleeding (such as nosebleed, bleeding from cuts) may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed Eliquis because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Eliquis do not have serious side effects. Eliquis can cause serious bleeding if it affects your blood clotting proteins too much. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of serious bleeding,unusual pain/swelling/discomfort, unusual bruising, prolonged bleeding from cuts or gums, persistent/frequent nosebleeds, unusually heavy/prolonged menstrual flow, pink/dark urine, coughing up blood, vomit that is bloody or looks like coffee grounds, severe headache, dizziness/fainting, unusual or persistent tiredness/weakness, bloody/black/tarry stools, difficulty swallowing. Get medical help right away if you have any signs of very serious bleeding,vision changes, confusion, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body. A very serious allergic reaction to Eliquis is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

    List of Eliquis side effects
  • Eliquis Storage

    Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. If you are crushing the tablet and mixing it as directed in water, apple juice, or applesauce, use the mixture within 4 hours of preparing it. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

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