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Apixaban

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Anticoagulant Eliquis™ Adult

Apixaban - What is it for

Apixaban is a blood thinning medication that prevents blood clots from forming in your body. It does not remove clots that are already formed, but prevents these clots from becoming bigger. 
 
You may be given Apixaban for:
  • Treatment or prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in the legs) or Pulmonary Embolism (blood clot in the lungs)
  • Prevention of stroke in Atrial Fibrillation, a condition where there is irregular heart rhythm
  • Prevention of blood clot formation after a hip or knee replacement operation
The length of treatment may range from a few weeks to long term.
 

Apixaban - Additional Information

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