Apixaban



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  • Contains / Salt: Apixaban


Apixaban Information



Apixaban Benefits & Uses

Apixaban is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Apixaban Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Initially 10 mg orally twice a day for 1 week
Geriatric
  • Disease: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Initially 10 mg orally twice a day for 1 week

Apixaban Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Apixaban safe for pregnant women?


    Apixaban may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Apixaban again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Apixaban safe during breastfeeding?


    Apixaban can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Apixaban on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Apixaban on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Apixaban on the Liver?


    Apixaban is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Apixaban on the Heart?


    Apixaban may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Apixaban with Other Drugs

Apixaban should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Apixaban Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Apixaban unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Apixaban

  • Is this Apixaban habit forming or addictive?


    Apixaban does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Apixaban you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Apixaban is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Apixaban is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Apixaban Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Apixaban


    Taking Apixaban with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Apixaban


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Apixaban with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Eliquis (apixaban)

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 178-180



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