Eliquis 5mg Tab 2*10'S
Eliquis 5mg Tab 2*10'S
Eliquis 5mg Tab 2*10'S
Eliquis 5mg Tab 2*10'S
Eliquis 5mg Tab 2*10'S

Eliquis 5mg Tab 2*10'S

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Apixaban(5.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Eliquis 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. Eliquis 5 mg tablet must be used unde...
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Uses of Eliquis 5 MG

  • Eliquis 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) that increases the risk of stroke.

Contraindications of Eliquis 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to apixaban or other ingredients of Eliquis 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.

Side effects of Eliquis 5 MG

  • Nausea
  • Bruising or swelling
  • Nosebleed
  • Anaemia

Precautions and Warnings of Eliquis 5 MG



Can I take Eliquis 5 mg tablet during pregnancy?
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.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Eliquis 5 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
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.


Can I drive after consuming Eliquis 5 mg tablet?
It is not expected that Eliquis 5 mg tablet will affect the ability to drive but if you feel unwell or unable to be alert, avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol while taking Eliquis 5 mg tablet?
Avoid consuming alcohol in excess while taking Eliquis 5 mg tablet as it can make you more likely to bleed.

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.
  • If you had an injection into the spinal column for anaesthesia or pain reduction. There are chances of 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.
  • Eliquis 5 mg tablet is not recommended for use in patients below the age of 18 years.

Mode of Action of Eliquis 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Eliquis 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.

Directions for Use of Eliquis 5 MG

  • Eliquis 5 mg tablets 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 of Eliquis 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines affect the way Eliquis 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 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-tube...
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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 5 mg tablet.

Storage and disposal of Eliquis 5 MG

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

Dosage of Eliquis 5 MG


Overdose of Eliquis 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 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 do...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I stop taking Eliquis 5 mg on my own?

A: You should not stop taking Eliquis 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 5 mg tablet. It leads to an increased risk of bleeding and infection. If you want to do any such things, consult your doctor to know whether you need to take additional medicines.

Q: What is Eliquis 5 mg used for?

A: Eliquis 5 is used for the treatment and prevention of blood clots. It is also used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients suffering from irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) after hip or knee replacement surgery.


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ContainsApixaban(5.0 Mg)
UsesPrevent or treat blood clots
Side effectsNausea, bruising or swelling, bleeding, anaemia
Last Updated on: 06 Oct 2021 | 05:05 PM (IST)
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