Eliquis Dosage

Generic name: apixaban
Dosage form: tablet, film coated

This dosage information does not include all the information needed to use Eliquis safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Eliquis.

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Recommended Dose

The recommended dose of ELIQUIS for most patients is 5 mg taken orally twice daily.

Dosage Adjustments

The recommended dose of ELIQUIS is 2.5 mg twice daily in patients with any 2 of the following characteristics:

  • age ≥80 years
  • body weight ≤60 kg
  • serum creatinine ≥1.5 mg/dL

CYP3A4 and P-gp inhibitors: When ELIQUIS is coadministered with drugs that are strong dual inhibitors of cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) and P-glycoprotein (P-gp) (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole, ritonavir, clarithromycin), the recommended dose is 2.5 mg twice daily [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

In patients already taking 2.5 mg twice daily, coadministration of ELIQUIS with strong dual inhibitors of CYP3A4 and P-gp should be avoided.

Missed Dose

If a dose of ELIQUIS is not taken at the scheduled time, the dose should be taken as soon as possible on the same day and twice daily administration should be resumed. The dose should not be doubled to make up for a missed dose.

Discontinuation for Surgery and Other Interventions

ELIQUIS should be discontinued at least 48 hours prior to elective surgery or invasive procedures with a moderate or high risk of unacceptable or clinically significant bleeding. ELIQUIS should be discontinued at least 24 hours prior to elective surgery or invasive procedures with a low risk of bleeding or where the bleeding would be non-critical in location and easily controlled.

Converting from or to ELIQUIS

Switching from warfarin to ELIQUIS: Warfarin should be discontinued and ELIQUIS started when the international normalized ratio (INR) is below 2.0.

Switching from ELIQUIS to warfarin: ELIQUIS affects INR, so that INR measurements during coadministration with warfarin may not be useful for determining the appropriate dose of warfarin. If continuous anticoagulation is necessary, discontinue ELIQUIS and begin both a parenteral anticoagulant and warfarin at the time the next dose of ELIQUIS would have been taken, discontinuing the parenteral anticoagulant when INR reaches an acceptable range.

Switching between ELIQUIS and anticoagulants other than warfarin: Discontinue one being taken and begin the other at the next scheduled dose.

Hepatic Impairment

No dose adjustment is required in patients with mild hepatic impairment.

Because patients with moderate hepatic impairment may have intrinsic coagulation abnormalities and there is limited clinical experience with ELIQUIS in these patients, dosing recommendations cannot be provided [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.2)].

ELIQUIS is not recommended in patients with severe hepatic impairment [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Renal Impairment

The dosing adjustment for moderate renal impairment is described above [see Dosage and Administration (2.2)]. No data inform use in patients with creatinine clearance <15 mL/min or on dialysis.

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