How does Eliquis work?

Uses: Postoperative venous thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), stroke and thrombosis prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation

How does Eliquis work?
Eliquis is a product that contains apixaban. Apixaban is a new oral anticoagulant that works to prevent the formation of blood clots, including deep vein and pulmonary embolism. It can also be used in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke.

How to use Eliquis and adjust the dosage?
The dosage form of Xuetongtong is a tablet. Coagulation can be taken with or without meals.

For the prevention of stroke caused by atrial fibrillation, the usual dose is 5 mg twice a day.

For the prevention of postoperative deep vein embolism or pulmonary embolism, the starting dose is 2.5 mg 12-24 hours after surgery, followed by 2.5 mg twice a day for 35 days and 12 days, respectively, for the hip and knee joints replacement.

For the treatment of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, the starting dose is 10 mg twice daily. The maintenance dose is 5 mg taken twice daily.

Lower doses are used in patients with lower body weight or with weakened kidney function.

What are the side effects of Eliquis?
Common side effects of Coagulant include an increased chance of bleeding, such as easier bruising, black tarry stools (gastrointestinal bleeding), and pink urine (urinary bleeding), which may lead to anemia.

Who should not use Eliquis:
Those who are allergic to any of the ingredients in their preparations
anyone who is bleeding
Pharmacist Tip:
Coagulation may increase the risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor right away if you experience unusual or heavy bleeding.
Unlike traditional anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), apixaban is less restrictive and requires less monitoring of international normalized ratios.
Common taking time:
Take at the same time every day. Can be taken with or without meals.

The information is for reference only, and the actual medication time will be adjusted according to individual circumstances.

Common possible conflicting drugs:

Antiplatelet such as Aspirin, Clopidogrel
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers such as ibuprofen, naproxen

If you are taking the above medicines, please inform your doctor or pharmacist, the dosage may need to be adjusted.

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