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About Eliquis 5 mg

Eliquis 5 mg is a blood thinner or Anticoagulant. It is used to treat blood clots in the heart, brain, legs, lungs, and veins of the lungs. 

Apixaban is the main active ingredient of Eliquis 5 mg.

Eliquis 5 mg is manufactured by Pfizer, which is an esteemed pharmaceutical company known for its top-quality medical products.

Uses of Eliquis

Eliquis is a prescription medicine that is classified as a blood thinner or anticoagulant. 

Its main medical use is to reduce the risk of blood clots, stroke, and Systemic Embolism in individuals with Atrial Fibrillation

Eliquis is also used to avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) after hip and knee replacement surgeries.

Thus, Eliquis is a great treatment choice for people who are at risk of clot-related disorders. Eliquis is supposed to be taken under the supervision of a doctor.

How does Eliquis 5 mg work

Blood clots can block veins, typically in the legs, lungs, brain, and heart. Eliquis 5 mg Tablet helps prevent blood clots forming near the skin surface. 

It works by breaking up the clots, easing pain, and reducing inflammation, which enhances blood circulation and speeds up the healing process. 

Eliquis is an Anticoagulant that reduces the effects of factor Xa enzyme, thus reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Dosage of Eliquis 5mg

Eliquis 5 mg is a prescription-based medicine. 

Depending on the severity of the problem, your doctor will suggest the appropriate dosage and strength of the medication.

How to take Eliquis 5mg

  • Take the medicine with a glass of water. Do not chew, shatter, grind, or crush it
  • You can take it at the recommended time, as advised by your doctor, with or without meals
  • You must call your doctor immediately if you take more than the recommended dose 


If you have overdosed on Eliquis, talk to your doctor right away. Overdosing could cause side effects like Nausea, Nosebleeds, Anemia, etc.

Missed dose

If you forgot to take a dose, do so right away. Skip it if it's almost time for the next dose.


The main ingredient in Eliquis 5 mg is Apixaban at a strength of 5 mg per tablet. However, Eliquis medication is also available in 2.5 mg dosage strength.

Side effects

Eliquis 5 mg pills could cause some common to uncommon side effects.

Most of these adverse effects do not need medical attention, and they can go away as your body gets used to the medication.

Eliquis 5 mg side effects include the following:

  • Hematoma
  • Urethral bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Nosebleeds
  • Anemia


Eliquis 5 mg's primary salt may interact with certain medications, illnesses, and foods. It would help to tell your doctor about your health history before taking this medication.




Blood thinners like Warfarin, Enoxaparin

Valvular heart disease

Spicy food


Hepatic impairment

Grapefruit juice




Antidepressants like Desvenlafaxine and Venlafaxine


Antifungals like Itraconazole and Ketoconazole


Note: This is not the complete list; please talk to your doctor or some medical expert to get more information regarding the interactions


  • If you have some kidney disease, consulting a doctor before taking this medicine is recommended
  • If this medication starts affecting your vision, avoid operating machinery or engaging in strenuous activity


The best storage conditions for items are at room temperature, away from light, and dry. Keep children and pets away from any medications.

When the product is no longer needed or has expired, dispose of it properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the use of Eliquis 5 mg?

Apixaban 5 mg, present in Eliquis 5 mg pill, is used to treat blood clotting.

Coagulation is another name for blood clotting. The blood coagulates when it transforms from a liquid into a gel. This eventually results in a blood clot.

What are the side effects of Apixaban 5 mg?

Eliquis tablets containing 5 mg may cause some familiar to uncommon side effects.

Most of the side effects are temporary and go away as your body becomes used to the medications.

Hematoma, bleeding in the urine, nausea, nosebleeds, bruises and swelling, anemia, etc., are side effects of Eliquis 5 mg.

What if I miss a dose of Eliquis 5mg tablet?

If a dosage is missed, the patient should take one Eliquis 5mg tablet immediately and resume taking it twice daily.

Can I cut the Eliquis 5mg tablet?

Do not cut, crush, chew, or grind it. Consume 5 mg of Eliquis whole with a glass of water.

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