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Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack

Generic name: Apixabana-PIX-a-ban ]
Brand names: Eliquis, Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack
Drug class: Factor Xa inhibitors

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 27, 2023.


  • Do not stop taking Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack (apixaban) without talking to the doctor who ordered it for you. Stopping Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack (apixaban) when you are not supposed to may raise the chance of blood clots. This includes stroke in certain people. You may need to stop Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack (apixaban) before certain types of dental or health care. Your doctor will tell you when to start taking it again. Follow what your doctor tells you closely.
  • People who have any type of spinal or epidural procedure are more likely to have bleeding problems around the spine when already on this drug. This bleeding rarely happens, but can lead to not being able to move body (paralysis) long-term or paralysis that will not go away. The risk is raised in people who have problems with their spine, a certain type of epidural catheter, or have had spinal surgery. The risk is also raised in people who take any other drugs that may affect how the blood clots like blood-thinner drugs (like warfarin), aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Talk with the doctor.
  • Tell your doctor you use Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack (apixaban) before you have a spinal or epidural procedure. Call your doctor right away if you have any signs of nerve problems like back pain, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, paralysis, or loss of bladder or bowel control.
  • Talk with your doctor if you have recently had or will be having a spinal or epidural procedure. Some time may need to pass between the use of Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack (apixaban) and your procedure. Talk with your doctor.

Uses of Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack:

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack?

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack (apixaban).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack (apixaban) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack?

How is this medicine (Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack) best taken?

Use Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack (apixaban) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

What are some other side effects of Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Eliquis DVT/PE Starter Pack?

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