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Eliquis 2.5mg Tablet

By PFIZER LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Apixaban(2.5 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
ANTI-COAGULANT

Medical Description

Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet is an anticoagulant medicine or a blood thinner that contains apixaban as an active ingredient. It reduces the risk of stroke and blood clots. The medicine must be used under med...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Eliquis 2.5mg Tablet

  • Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet is used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients suffering from irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) after hip or knee replacement surgery.
  • It is used to treat blood clotting in the veins, (usually in the legs and lungs) which increases the risk of stroke.
contraindications

Contraindications of Eliquis 2.5mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to apixaban or other ingredients of Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet.
  • If you take medicines like warfarin, heparin to prevent blood clotting.
  • If you suffer from a bleeding disorder.
  • If you suffer from a liver disease associated with an increased risk of bleeding.
  • If you have a disease in an organ of the body that may increase the risk of bleeding like recent bleeding in your brain on spinal injury, active or a recent ulcer of the stomach or intestine.
sideEffects

Side effects of Eliquis 2.5mg Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Bruising or swelling
  • Nosebleed
  • Anaemia
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Eliquis 2.5mg Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Since there is limited safety information available for pregnant women, avoid during pregnancy. If you get pregnant while on treatment, immediately contact the doctor. Consult the doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning a pregnancy, before starting the medicine.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited safety data available about the use of this medicine in breastfeeding mothers. Hence, it is very important to consult your doctor before using this medicine while breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive after consuming Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet?
A:
It is not expected that Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet will affect the ability to drive, but if you feel unwell or unable to be alert, avoid driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol while taking Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol in excess while taking Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet as it can make more likely to bleed.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffer from any pre-existing medical condition such as bleeding disorder, high blood pressure, kidney or liver disease, weak immune system, etc.
  • You are going to have blood tests (like a clotting test).
  • You are going to have surgery or a procedure that may cause bleeding
  • You have an artificial heart valve implanted into the heart.
  • You suffer from a disorder in which the immune system mistakenly attacks normal proteins in the blood.
  • You had an injection into the spinal column for anaesthesia or pain reduction, there are chances of a long term or permanent paralysis. So caution is required for such patients.
  • You are above 75 years of age.
  • Your weight is below or equal to 60kgs.
  • The medicine is not recommended for use in patients below the age of 18 years.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Eliquis 2.5mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet acts as an anticoagulant. It inhibits the activity of clotting factors by the liver. It prevents the formation of blood clots in the body and makes the blood thin.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Eliquis 2.5mg Tablet

  • Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet must be taken as directed by the doctor.
  • Swallow as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. Take with or without food.
  • Take it at a fixed time for optimal results and must not consume it more than prescribed by the doctor.
  • Follow instructions and do not stop taking the medicine on your own.
interactions

Interactions of Eliquis 2.5mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines affect the way Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet works, or the medicine itself reduces the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform the physician about the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
  • Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet is not recommended for patients being treated with antifungal medicines like ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole and posaconazole, anti-HIV medicines like ritonavir, anti-tu...
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  • Concomitant use of anticoagulants like warfarin and pain killer medicines like acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin or other strong painkillers, increases the risk of bleeding.
  • Other medicines like diltiazem, verapamil (used to treat blood pressure), enoxaparin, clopidogrel (used as an anticoagulant) must be used with caution along with Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Eliquis 2.5mg Tablet

  • Store the medicine at a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Eliquis 2.5mg Tablet

Overdose

Overdose of Eliquis 2.5 mg tablets increase the risk of bleeding. If you think you have taken an excessive dose of the medicine, contact the doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed taking a dose of Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dose schedule. Avoid taking a ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop taking Eliquis 2.5 mg on my own?

A: You should not stop taking Eliquis 2.5 mg tablets until the doctor tells you to. It causes an increased risk of problems like heart stroke, clots in the lungs or legs etc.

Q: Is it safe to do piercing or tattooing while taking the medicine?

A: No, avoid doing such things during the treatment with Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet. It leads to an increased risk of bleeding and infection. If you want to do, consult with the doctor once, whether you need to take additional medicines.

Q: Is there any Eliquis 2.5 mg substitute?

A: There may be different brands containing the same ingredient or other medicine used for the same clinical condition. But it is strictly recommended not to use any other substitute on your own without consulting a doctor.

Q: Can I take the Eliquis 2.5 mg for COVID-19?

A: No, it is highly recommended not to self-medicate Eliquis 2.5mg or any other medicine if you have corona symptoms. The doctor will decide the medicine after careful clinical examinations.

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ContainsApixaban(2.5 Mg)
UsesPrevent or treat blood clots
Side effectsNausea, bruising or swelling, bleeding, anaemia
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2021 | 11:52 AM (IST)
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