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Apixaban use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Apixaban: Eliquis

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 23, 2020.

Apixaban Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because no information is available on the use of apixaban during breastfeeding and the drug is orally absorbable, an alternate drug is preferred while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.[1][2][3]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Dalteparin, Enoxaparin, Heparin, Warfarin

References

1.
Bates SM, Greer IA, Middeldorp S et al. VTE, thrombophilia, antithrombotic therapy, and pregnancy: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Chest. 2012;141 (2 Suppl):e691S-736S. [PMC free article: PMC3278054] [PubMed: 22315276]
2.
Vanassche T, Vandenbriele C, Peerlinck K, Verhamme P. Pharmacotherapy with oral Xa inhibitors for venous thromboembolism. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2015;16:645-58. [PubMed: 25554350]
3.
Cohen H, Arachchillage DR, Beyer-Westendorf J et al. Direct oral anticoagulants and women. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2016. [PubMed: 27706531]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Apixaban

CAS Registry Number

503612-47-3

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Anticoagulants
  • Antithrombins

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