Apixaban, marketed under the brand name Eliquis, is a daily oral medication that helps stop blood clotting.
What is Apixaban (Eliquis), and what does it do?
Apixaban (Eliquis) is an anticoagulant. Apixaban (Eliquis) can be used to treat blood clots that may cause strokes. It works by interfering with the clotting process, specifically by targeting thrombin, fibrin, and vitamin K as clotting factors. It is also possible for people with atrial fibrillation to benefit from taking Apixaban (Eliquis) to prevent these events.
What dosages of Apixaban (Eliquis) are available?
The following are available dosages and forms of Apixaban (Eliquis):
- 2.5 mg
- 5 mg
What side effects are common with taking Apixaban (Eliquis)?
The most common side effects of Apixaban (Eliquis) are:
- Mild rash
Some people experience more serious side effects from Apixaban (Eliquis), including:
If you are taking Apixaban (Eliquis), and you start to experience side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Does Apixaban (Eliquis) interact with other medications?
Apixaban (Eliquis) has been known to interact poorly with other medications, supplements and herbs.
When taking Apixaban (Eliquis), you should avoid taking:
- Other anticoagulant medicines
- Medicines for bacterial infections
- Medicines to treat epilepsy
- Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Who should NOT take Apixaban (Eliquis)?
Not all people can take Apixaban (Eliquis). Apixaban (Eliquis) may not be a good choice if you have:
- An allergy to Apixaban or similar medications
- Liver or kidney problems
- Stomach ulcer
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
What drugs are similar to Apixaban (Eliquis)?
Other drugs that are similar to Apixaban (Eliquis) include:
Does Apixaban have a generic form?
Apixaban is a generic drug that is prescribed to treat blood clots that cause stroke. Eliquis is its brand name form.
What is the price of Apixaban (Eliquis) without insurance?
The average retail price of Apixaban (Eliquis) without insurance is ~$668.
Sounds expensive? NSURx can help you get this drug for a cheaper price. Look up Apixaban (Eliquis) on NSUR’s NSURx price look-up tool to find the pharmacy nearest to you with the lowest price.
How can I save money on Apixaban (Eliquis)?
NSUR offers a prescription discount card called NSURx to help you save money on your Apixaban (Eliquis) prescriptions.
Simply present your NSURx card to the pharmacist the next time you fill a prescription of Apixaban (Eliquis) at your local pharmacy, and you could save up to 80% on your prescription costs! Moreover, every time you fill a prescription using NSURx, you will receive NSUR Coin as a reward, which you can use to buy goods and services on our health and wellness shopping platform.
Over 35,000 pharmacies accept NSURx prescriptions, including major chains like Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart and smaller, independent retailers in your neighborhood.
There is no limit on the number of prescriptions you can fill using NSURx or the frequency at which you can fill them. You can even use NSURx to get discounts on other prescriptions for your friends and family (including pets!).
Visit NSURx’s price lookup tool to see how much you can start saving today on your Apixaban (Eliquis) prescriptions and to find the nearest pharmacy to you that accepts NSURx, or call +1 (855) 917-6216. Most users have a pharmacy within 2 miles of their home that takes NSURx.