What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Eliquis Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
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 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.
Generic Eliquis Alternative
Generic alternatives to Eliquis are not yet available on this website.
General Drug Information
What is Eliquis and What Is It Used For?
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.
Usage and Application
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.
Considerations Before Taking Eliquis
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.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
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.
Other Medications and Eliquis
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.
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.
How to Store Eliquis
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.
Although Eliquis coupons are available with other online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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