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Eliquis (Apixaban)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Eliquis2.5 mg
Eliquis5 mg

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Is A Prescription Required To Have Eliquis?

A Prescription is required to purchase Eliquis from our verified Canadian online pharmacies.

What Is Eliquis Used for?

Eliquis is prescribed to prevent formation of blood clots in patients who undergo hip or knee replacement surgery, to decrease the risk of stroke in brain caused due to disruption of blood supply, to prevent sudden blockage of blood vessel by a clot in people with irregular heartbeat and to treat and reduce the recurrence of blood clots in veins of legs and blood vessels of lungs.

How Does Eliquis Work?

Eliquis contains Apixaban which is an anti-coagulant. It works in the body by preventing formation of blood clots by disrupting the functioning of one of the molecules that cause blood clotting (called as Factor-Xa).

How is Eliquis Metabolized in Body?

Eliquis (apixiban) is metabolized in liver and its half-life is about 12 hours.

How Is Eliquis Supplied and Stored?

Apixaban, is sold under the brand name of Eliquis. It is a product of Bristol-Myers Squibb. It will be our privilege to offer you the branded Eliquis medication from Canada. Eliquis is available in following doses and quantities: 2.5 mg and 5 mg. It is available in the quantity of 60, 120, and 180 tablets.

This medication should be stored at room temperature of 15°C to 30°C and should be kept out of the reach and sight of children. Eliquis should not be used beyond the expiration date mentioned on the carton, blister or the bottle.

What Is the Cost of Eliquis?

The very common cost for Eliquis 2.5 mg is around $446 for a supply of 60 tablets, which is $7.4 per tablet depend on the pharmacy you visit. CanadaWidePharmacy is offering highest quality of brand Eliquis from Canada at $423 for 120 tablet, which is $3.53 per tab, 48% off the average retail price of 446. Compare anticoagulants before you buy.

Are Eliquis and Xarelto the Same?

Both Eliquis (Apixiban) and Xarelto (Rivoroxaban) belong to the same class of anticoagulants and are used for preventive treatment against blood clotting and strokes. However, Eliquis use does not require dietary restrictions or monthly blood tests.

Is Eliquis and Coumadin (Wafarin) the Same?

Both Eliquis and Coumadin are anticoagulants and prevent blood clotting but they have different mechanism of action. Eliquis is more advantageous as compared to Coumadin in having lesser side effects. Eliquis also does not required constant blood test monitoring of patients, unlike Coumadin.

How Is Eliquis Taken?

Eliquis can be taken with or without food. It should be taken regularly as prescribed by your health care professional. In case you have trouble in swallowing the tablet, crush the tablet with a mortar and pestle to fine powder and suspend in water or apple sauce. The crushed tablet suspended in water or apple sauce should be taken right away.

What Pain Medications Are Safe To Take With Eliquis?

Pain medications such as aspirin or naproxen can increase the risk of bleeding and hence should not be given simultaneously with Eliquis. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is considered relatively safe for use while taking Eliquis.

What Foods Should Be Avoided While Taking Eliquis?

Unlike warfarin, there are no dietary restrictions with use of Eliquis. There are no limitations on the intake of green leafy vegetables. Eliquis can be taken with or without food and there is no requirement to time its administration with a meal.

Can I Eat Grapefruit Juice or Drink Its Juice with Eliquis?

Grapefruit or its juice slows down the metabolism of Eliquis which can lead to increased levels of Eliquis in your blood causing more side effects than expected. In case you have any bleeding signs from nose, eyes, gums or dark stools, contact your doctor immediately, but do not stop the medicine without the doctor’s consultation. While taking this drug, avoid eating grapefruit or drinking its juice. In case you are advised use of grapefruit or its juice by a health care professional, immediately talk about its effects on Eliquis function in body.

Can You Reverse the Bleeding Effects of Eliquis?

At present, there are no approved reversal agents to stop the bleeding effects caused by Eliquis.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Eliquis?

As is the case with all medicines, Eliquis can also cause side effects, however not everybody experiences them. You should inform your health care professional in case you experience any of the symptoms mentioned here. Eliquis can lead to bleeding causing anemia (low red blood cell count), fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath. Use of Eliquis can also cause bruising and swelling, bleeding in eyes, nose, gums, stomach, bowel, rectum, prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding, blood in stool or urine. Some other side effects include yellowing of eyes, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite, dark urine, dizziness, fainting and light-headedness. Eliquis can also cause rash, hives swelling of face, tongue or throat and difficulty in swallowing or breathing.

Prescription medicines always carry some risks with their use and all the possible risks might not be known at this stage. If you experience any other side effect not listed here, immediately contact your health care professional.

Does Eliquis Cause Weight Gain and Fatigue?

It is one of the common side effects of Eliquis to cause fatigue and tiredness. Some health care professionals have reported increased weight as a side effect due to Eliquis.

How Safe Is Eliquis?

Eliquis is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age. Effects of Eliquis on pregnant woman and her unborn child are not known. Eliquis should not be taken if you are pregnant. Immediately consult your health care professional if you are planning to or become pregnant while taking Eliquis. It is unknown whether Eliquis is secreted into breast milk or not. Take the advice of your health care professional on whether to take Eliquis while breast-feeding. You should not stop taking Eliquis without talking to your doctor. In case you stop taking Eliquis, blood clots can cause stroke or other serious and fatal complications.

When Should You Not Take Eliquis?

Do not take Eliquis if you:
  • have any lesions on your body which are at the risk of bleeding, including bleeding in brain
  • have stomach ulcers or any other type of abnormal bleeding
  • have a serious liver disorder which can lead to increased threat of bleeding (hepatic coagulopathy)
  • are already taking other anticoagulant medications like warfarin (COUMADIN), heparin, rivoroxaban (XARELTO), dabigatran (PRADAXA) to prevent blood clots, unless any of these medications has been switched to Eliquis by your health care professional.
  • are taking prasugrel (EFFIENT) or ticagrelor (BRILINTA)
  • are pregnant
  • are taking oral ketoconazole (anti-fungal drug)
  • are receiving epidural pain control after surgery
  • have an artificial valve in heart
  • are allergic to Apixiban or any other ingredients of Eliquis
Before taking Eliquis always talk to your health care professional in case you have any of the following,
  • Increased risk of bleeding like, bleeding disorders, stomach ulcers, infection in heart, recent bleeding in brain
  • (hemorrhagic stroke), high blood pressure which cannot be controlled by medicines, any recent operation in your brain, eye or spinal column.
  • Mild or moderate liver disorder
  • Severe kidney disorder
  • A tube/catheter implanted in your back
  • If you have taken an injection in your spinal cord within the last 5 hours such as epidural, as anesthesia or for pain relief
  • Had an operation for hip fracture as Eliquis has not been studied for this condition
  • Your age is 75 years or older

What Medicines Can Interact with Eliquis?

It is important to tell your health care professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.

Some medicines may lead to increased effects of Eliquis and others might decrease its effects. Your health care professional will decide whether Eliquis should be prescribed along with such medications and what kind of monitoring is required.

Medicines which increase the effects of Eliquis:
  • Anti-fungal drugs such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole and posaconazole
  • Anti-inflammatory or pain relievers such as aspirin or naproxen
  • Medicines used to treat high blood pressure or other heart problems
  • Other medications used to treat blood clots like enoxaparin,clopidogrel, prasugrel
  • Anti0viral medicines used to treat HIV/AIDS such as ritonavir
Medicines that can decrease the effects of Eliquis:
  • Medicines used for treatment of tuberculosis or other infections like rifampin, rifampicin
  • Medicines used for preventive treatment of seizures or epilepsy such as phenytoin, carbamazepine, or phenobarbital
  • St John’s Wort (a herbal supplement used for treating depression)

How Do You Stop Bleeding When on Eliquis?

People using blood thinners such as Eliquis can bleed more easily which is more difficult to stop. In order to stop bleeding with minor cuts or nose bleeds (as a first-aid), over the counter products such as WoundSeal, Seal-On, BloodSTOP, QuikClot can be used.

Where Can I Buy Eliquis Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Eliquis can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Eliquis Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

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1. https://www.pfizer.ca/sites/g/files/g10037206/f/201710/ELIQUIS_PI_184464_16June2016_E_marketed.pdf.
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3. https://www.drug.education/blood-thinners/xarelto-vs-eliquis/.
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5. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-163073/eliquis-oral/details/list-interaction-details/dmid-121/dmtitle-avoid-grapefruit-unless-md-instructs-otherwise/intrtype-food.
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