Eliquis 5 contains apixaban which belongs to the group of medicines called anticoagulants. A blood clot which blocks an artery (blood vessel) is called an embolism and if the embolism occurs in the arteries of the brain it can cause a stroke. Anticoagulants slow down the time it takes for blood to clot and reduce the risk of embolism.
This medicine is used to reduce the risk of blood clots formation in heart of the patients with atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heartbeat) and other risk factors for stroke. These blood clots might break and travel to the brain, leading to a stroke or to other organs and prevent their normal blood flow (systemic embolism).
Eliquis 5 can also be used to treat other blood clotting conditions like deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in veins of legs) and pulmonary embolism (blood clot in blood vessels of lungs), and also prevents its recurrence in patients with or without hip or knee replacement operations. This medicine can be taken with or without food.
The most common side effects of taking this medicine are bleeding in eyes, nose, gums, stomach, rectum or vagina. Do not take this medicine, if you have any bleeding disorders. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Before taking this medicine inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or having any serious kidney or liver disease. This medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age. Consult your doctor before taking.
USES OF ELIQUIS:
Prevents formation of blood clot in the heart of the patients with an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation)
Treats and prevents deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in veins of legs)
Treats and prevents pulmonary embolism (blood clot in blood vessels of lungs) in patients with or without hip or knee replacement operations
HOW ELIQUIS WORKS:
Eliquis 5 selectively inhibits both the free- and clot-bound forms of coagulation factor Xa and the activity of prothrombinase which prevents the conversion of prothrombin into thrombin and thus preventing formation of blood clot.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take this medicine as directed by your physician. It can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your condition. Swallow the medicine as whole with a glass of water.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ELIQUIS 5MG:
Bleeding in your eyes, stomach, rectum or vagina
Blood in the urine
Bleeding from nose or gums
Bruising and swelling
Anemia, tiredness or paleness
Low blood pressure
Nausea (feeling sick)
Reduced platelet count in blood
Bleeding in your lungs, throat, muscle or into the space behind your abdominal cavity
Bleeding in brain, spinal column or in lungs
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Feeling sick (nausea):
Try taking this medicine with, or just after meal. Stick to simple meals. Do not eat rich or spicy food.
WARNING & PRECAUTION:
Eliquis 5 is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Eliquis 5 is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machines if your ability is affected by this medicine.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.
ELIQUIS should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take ELIQUIS if you have a liver disease which leads to increased risk of bleeding (hepatic coagulopathy). Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to apixaban.
ELIQUIS should be taken with caution in patients with prosthetic heart valve or other heart disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Inform your doctor before taking this medicine, if you have
Any bleeding disorders
Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,
Eliquis 5 used to treat fungal infections (e.g., ketoconazole)
Medicines used to treat HIV infections (e.g., ritonavir)
Medicines used to treat tuberculosis or other infections (e.g., rifampicin)
Other medicines used to reduce blood clotting (e.g., enoxaparin, warfarin, rivaroxaban, dabigatran or heparin)
Medicines used to reduce pain or inflammation (e.g., acetylsalicylic acid or naproxen).
Medicines used for high blood pressure or heart problems (e.g., diltiazem)
Medicines used to treat depression (e.g. fluoxetine, sertraline, imipramine, St John?s Wort)
Medicines used to prevent epilepsy or seizures (e.g., phenytoin, etc.)
Drug : Apixaban
Pharmacological Category : Anticoagulant
Therapeutic Indication : Blood clots
Dosage Forms : Tablet
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT ELIQUIS:
Q: Can Eliquis 5 cause low platelet count?
A: Yes. This medicine may cause reduced platelet count in blood in some individuals. Consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Should patients stop taking Eliquis 5 if they are going to have a dental or medical procedure?
A: This medicine may need to be stopped for one or two days before any planned surgery, dental or medical procedure. Follow the instructions given by the physician. You should not stop taking this medicine without first talking to your doctor or dentist.
Q: When and how do I take this Eliquis 5?
A: Always take this medicine as instructed by your doctor. If you do not take this medicine regularly there is a risk of increase in clot formation.