Eliquis 5mg has an active ingredient called apixaban. Apixaban is a part of a medicine group called anticoagulants. This medicine helps to stop blood clotting. It also helps to treat clot formation in the veins or lungs, legs, heart, and brain. It works to minimize the risk of heart stroke and heart attack.

Eliquis 5mg Tablet works to treat irregular heartbeat to prevent clotting. This medicine is also known as an anticoagulant. This medicine is commonly used in patients who have knee or hip surgeries also works in atrial fibrillation. Take this medicine at a fixed time with or without food. Treatment of this medicine may take years, or you may have to take this medicine for life long.

Do not discontinue taking this medicine without your doctor’s advice, Because this may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, or thrombosis. You should follow a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle such as exercise, yoga, etc. Also, quit smoking, and stop alcohol intake to reduce the risk of blood clotting and stroke.

There are a few side effects of this drug such as nausea, low blood pressure, and skin rash but the most common side effect is bleeding more easily like a nosebleed or bruising.

Do not use this drug if you have any kidney or liver issues or have bleeding issues already. Also do not take this medicine if you are a breastfeeding mother. A regular blood test is not necessary while taking this medicine.


Prevention and treatment of blood clotting.
Blood Thinner Medication


You should take this medicine as your health expert suggests you. Take it in a portion and doses as your doctor suggests you. Also, Don’t break, chew or try to crush this medicine. You should take it as it is. Do not stop taking this medicine without your health expert’s advice because it may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke 


These tablets stop the formation of blood clotting by blocking Factor XA, which is the main component in blood clotting.


It prevents blood clotting in the veins of the legs and the surface of your skin. This medicine has an active ingredient called apixaban that is a part of a medicine group called anticoagulants. These tablets stop the formation of blood clotting by blocking Factor XA, which is the main component in blood clotting.


  • Nose bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • If you find any of these symptoms, contact your health expert immediately. 


Do not take this drug if you have excessive bleeding issues. If you are allergic to Apixaban or any other ingredient of this drug. Do not go for this medicine if you have high blood pressure. Do not use it if you have liver or kidney issues. Also, avoid the use of this medicine if you have stomach ulcer problems. We advise you to go for a blood test before taking this drug. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding then talk to your health expert beforehand.

Drug Interactions;-

Eliquis 5mg may have some adverse effects with painkillers, Antifungal Drugs, Heart related drugs, Antibiotic medicine, etc. Therefore we advise you to consult a health expert before taking the medicine.


Alcohol;- Do not consume too much alcohol with Eliquis 5mg because this can thin your blood too much.

Breastfeeding;- Avoid this drug if you are breastfeeding because Eliquis 5mg may extract in breast milk and can harm your baby’s health.

Pregnancy;- Eliquis 5mg can be taken by a pregnant woman only if it is prescribed by a health expert. Because this drug may have some adverse effects on a child’s health.

Driving;- Eliquis 5mg does not affect your ability to drive. So you can drive your vehicle and operate machinery.

Liver;- Talk to your health expert if you have liver problems before using Eliquis 5mg. Because self medication can give you severe health problems.

Kidney;- Eliquis 5mg should also be used with caution if you have a history of kidney diseases.


Q-What is apixaban used for?

Eliquis 5mg works as a blood thinner. It stops the blood from clotting by blocking the factor XA, Which is the main factor of blood clotting.

Q- Is it safe to take ibuprofen with apixaban 5mg tablets?

No, you should avoid taking Eliquis 5mg with ibuprofen because this may maximize the risk of bleeding. However, if you face some side effects such as blood in urine or stools, black/ red tarry stools, weakness, headache, then consult your health expert. In any condition, if you have to take these two drugs together then talk to your health expert beforehand.

Q- If I have to go through any surgery should I stop using Eliquis 5mg?

Yes, You should discontinue taking Eliquis 5mg a few days before. As it may increase the risk of bleeding.

Q- Is the Eliquis tablet helps in preventing stroke?

Yes, Eliquis tablets help to prevent stroke and heart attack by stopping blood clotting.

Q-Can I stop taking Eliquis tablets without the doctor’s advice?

No, You should not stop taking it on your own. Consult your health expert prior to taking and stoping the drug.

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