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Eliquis: Oral tablet

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Eliquis 2.5mg Tablet
Bristol Myers Squibb Co
Pill Identification: 893  |  2 1/2
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Eliquis 5mg Tablet
Bristol Myers Squibb Co
Pill Identification: 894  |  5

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APIXABAN (a PIX a ban) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). It is used to lower the chance of stroke in people with a medical condition called atrial fibrillation. It is also used to treat or prevent blood clots in the lungs or in the veins.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Eliquis: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
49.12%
50.88%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.0%
0.0%
8.77%
91.23%
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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 4.8 / 5
Works as Intended: 4.8 / 5
Tolerable: 4.8 / 5

No Issues
A small pill, easy to swallow. 18 months and no negatives to report. No issues with excessive bruising or clotting. Very happy.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
February 22, 2016
From: Roxboro, NC
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works as it should
I have not noticed any adverse effects of this drug,
Helpful: 4
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
January 13, 2016
From: Kis, FL
Age: 65-74
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Clot went away quickly
I took this medication for a clot in my leg. For the first week I did experience dizziness and was very tired. The clot seemed to be gone after about 4 days. I have been on it 3 weeks and I still get extremely tired, and I have had some nuisance bleeding with my gums, the Dr said that was not unusual. I don't like being this tired, but it is a lot better than the pain on the clot. I also like that there is no testing or dietary restrictions
Helpful: 14
Unhelpful: 2
Anonymous
June 11, 2015
From: Franklin, NC
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Blood thinner worked without need for frquent testing
It took about 3 weeks for my body to adapt to this drug.
Helpful: 16
Unhelpful: 6
CVS Customer
November 22, 2014
From: Galloway Twp, NJ
Age: 75 or over
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree