Apixaban is an anticoagulant, a medication that slows blood clotting. It does this by blocking certain proteins that cause the blood to clot. When the top of the heart fibrillates, or twitches, instead of beating, there is a tendency for blood to clot internally. Internal blood clots can travel to the brain, causing strokes. Eliquis is used to prevent strokes. It is also taken by patients who have undergone hip or knee surgery, to prevent clots in the legs, which can travel to the lungs, and by patients who already suffer from blood clots in their lungs.
Dose–apixaban is available in tablet form. The usual dose is 2.5 to 10.0 mg twice a day.
Common side effects:
- Chest pain
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Red or brown urine
- Swelling of face or tongue
- Bleeding from nose or gums
- Wheezing, difficulty breathing
Cost of Eliquis
The price of apixaban ranges from $478.00 to $531.00 for a bottle of 60 tablets, strength 5mg, with a coupon. To find a pharmacy near you, click here.
How to obtain a prescription
Apixaban is a prescription medication, which must be prescribed by a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can refill your blood thinners remotely through telemedicine and prescribe Eliquis online.