Eliquis is a medication used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. It is also used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and to prevent their recurrence. Eliquis works by blocking certain clotting proteins in the blood.
How to take Eliquis:
Eliquis is taken orally, usually twice a day with or without food. The dosage and duration of treatment may vary depending on the condition being treated and other factors such as age, weight, and kidney function. It is important to take Eliquis exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Eliquis without consulting your doctor.
Possible side effects of Eliquis:
Eliquis may cause some side effects, including:
Bleeding, including nosebleeds, bleeding gums, and bruising
Weakness or dizziness
Nausea or vomiting
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately.
Precautions and warnings for Eliquis:
Before taking Eliquis, inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially liver or kidney disease, or if you have recently had a spinal procedure or surgery. Eliquis may interact with certain medications, including blood thinners and antiplatelet drugs. It is important to attend regular doctor appointments and report any new or worsening symptoms to your healthcare provider while taking Eliquis. Avoid activities that may increase the risk of bleeding, such as contact sports or heavy lifting, while taking Eliquis.