Reducing the risk of stroke and serious blood clots in certain patients with atrial fibrillation. Eliquis (apixaban) is a prescription drug used to treat atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder. It works by preventing the blood from clotting, which helps reduce the risk of stroke. Eliquis can also be used to prevent serious blood clots after hip/knee replacement surgery. Certain types of blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis-DVT, and pulmonary embolus-PE, can be treated by Eliquis to help prevent them from recurring. This medicine is a prescription blood thinner, so it may cause bleeding which can be serious. It works by blocking Factor Xa, which is a blood-clotting factor critical to the blood clotting process. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Eliquis is a medicine used in the prevention of blood clot formation in patients with atrial fibrillation. It may also be used to prevent blood clots in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery. Its active ingredient is a drug called apixaban, which prevents blood from congealing together into damaging clots.
Eliquis (apixaban) is a medication that prevents blood clots. It is mostly prescribed to individuals with atrial fibrillation or an irregular heartbeat. The same type of blood clot can be seen after a hip or knee replacement surgery.
Eliquis works by helping or preventing blood platelets from sticking together and form a blood clot. The drug can also be used be used to lower the risks of getting a stroke due to a blood clot in people with an irregular heartbeat. Eliquis acts more of an anticoagulant drug that works by blocking clotting in the blood.
The drug is supplied in the form of a solution and is typically taken twice a day. Nausea and minor bleeding are some of the side effects of Eliquis.