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  • Eliquis 5mg Tablets 20's

Eliquis 5mg Tablets 20's

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Description
Eliquis contains the active substance apixaban and belongs to a group of medicines called anticoagulants. This medicine helps to prevent blood clots from forming by blocking Factor Xa, which is an important component of blood clotting. Eliquis is used in adults:
- to prevent blood clots (deep vein thrombosis [DVT]) from forming after hip or knee replacement operations. After an operation to the hip or knee you may be at a higher risk of developing blood
clots in your leg veins. This can cause the legs to swell, with or without pain. If a blood clot travels from your leg to your lungs, it can block blood flow causing breathlessness, with or without chest pain. This condition (pulmonary embolism) can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.
- to prevent a blood clot from forming in the heart in patients with an irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation) and at least one additional risk factor. Blood clots may break off and travel to the brain
and lead to a stroke or to other organs and prevent normal blood flow to that organ (also known as a systemic embolism). A stroke can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.
- to treat blood clots in the veins of your legs (deep vein thrombosis) and in the blood vessels of your lungs (pulmonary embolism), and to prevent blood clots from re-occurring in the blood vessels of your legs and/or lungs.
How to use
Take Eliquis as recommended for the following:
To prevent blood clots from forming after hip or knee replacement operations. The recommended dose is one tablet of Eliquis 2.5 mg twice a day. For example, one in the morning and one in the evening. You should take the first tablet 12 to 24 hours after your operation. To prevent a blood clot from forming in the heart in patients with an irregular heart beat and at least one additional risk factor. The recommended dose is one tablet of Eliquis 2.5 mg twice a day if:
- you have severely reduced kidney function
- two or more of the following apply to you:
- your blood test results suggest poor kidney function (value of serum creatinine is 1.5 mg/dL (133 micromole/L) or greater)
- you are 80 years old or older
- your weight is 60 kg or lower.
The recommended dose is one tablet twice a day, for example, one in the morning and one in the evening. Your doctor will decide how long you must continue treatment for.
Precautions
Do not take Eliquis if:
- you are allergic to apixaban or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
- you are bleeding excessively.
- you have a disease in an organ of the body that increases the risk of serious bleeding (such as an active or a recent ulcer of your stomach or bowel, recent bleeding in your brain).
- you have a liver disease which leads to increased risk of bleeding (hepatic coagulopathy).