What are the common side effects of eliquis?
Other side effects of Eliquis include:
- skin rash,
- allergic reactions,
- fainting, nausea, and.
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the symptoms listed in the Eliquis Warnings section above, or the following serious side effects:
- Easy bruising.
- Unusual bleeding or bleeding that won't stop, including nosebleeds and bleeding gums.
- Heavy menstrual periods.
- Pink, brown, or red urine.
- Blood thinners are usually given to people at risk for developing blood clots from conditions such as abnormal heart rhythms. Use of these lifesaving medications requires caution with other drugs, especially painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve).
- Hair loss is not a known side effect of the NOACs rivaroxaban, dabigatran or apixaban. However, it is known to occur with the anticoagulants heparin and warfarin. Hair loss through telogen effluvium can be triggered by a variety of conditions as well as fever, surgery, haemorrhage (bleeding), childbirth and medicines.
- The INR test checks to see how fast your blood clots. Because of this, people taking warfarin need to monitor their INR to keep their medication level in the target range. ELIQUIS does not have a narrow therapeutic range; therefore, if you're taking ELIQUIS, you don't need to have routine INR blood testing.
Avoid foods high in Vitamin K, e.g. large amounts of leafy green vegetables and some vegetable oils. May need to avoid alcohol, cranberry juice, and products containing cranberries.
- The newer medications are Pradaxa (dabigatran), Xarelto (rivaroxaban), Eliquis (apixaban), and most recently Savaysa (edoxaban) — which work by preventing pooled blood in the heart from clotting. Unlike warfarin, the newer drugs are safer and easier for patients to use.
- 5 Things to Avoid When Taking Blood Thinners
- Foods Rich in Vitamin K. Specifically for individuals taking the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin), vitamin K-rich foods like spinach, brussels sprouts, kale and even green tea can counteract the drug's effectiveness.
- Contact Sports.
- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)
- Grapefruit Juice.
- Foods to limit while taking warfarin
- Brussels sprouts.
- Collard greens.
- Mustard greens.
- Red cabbage.
In the United States, apixaban is also approved to treat certain types of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis-DVT, pulmonary embolus-PE) and to prevent them from forming again. Apixaban is an anticoagulant that works by blocking certain clotting proteins in your.
- Apixaban is used to prevent serious blood clots from forming due to a certain irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) or after hip/knee replacement surgery.
- What happens if I miss a dose (Eliquis)? Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take your next dose the following day and stay on your once-daily schedule. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
- Apixaban, an oral, direct factor Xa inhibitor, may reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic events when added to antiplatelet therapy after an acute coronary syndrome.
Updated: 28th November 2019