This website is best viewed using the vertical display on your mobile device.

This website is best viewed using the horizontal display on your tablet device.

INDICATIONS

Talking With Your Doctor

MAKE THE MOST of your doctor appointments

Prepare for your visit

Learn tips for talking with your doctor

Hear from ELIQUIS patients

1: Prepare for your visit

Create a

Personalized Discussion Guide

Go to your appointment prepared to discuss the questions that matter to you.

  • Select questions to ask about DVT/PE, blood thinners, and ELIQUIS
  • Choose to download your guide now and/or schedule to receive it by email closer to the date of your next appointment
  • Use the guide with your doctor to help you remember questions you may have
CREATE YOUR GUIDE

Time to completion: ~3 min

This guide includes questions
related to blood clots in the veins
of the legs (deep vein thrombosis)
or lungs (pulmonary embolism).

CONTINUE

Please keep in mind that this guide includes
suggestions for topics only and is not meant
to provide medical advice.

UnderstandING DVT and PE

Tap or click the questions you want to include.

What are DVT and PE?

What's the connection between DVT
and PE?

Can DVT and PE happen again?

What can I do to reduce the risk of
DVT or PE happening again?

UnderstandING blood thinners

Tap or click the questions you want to include.

Why do doctors prescribe blood
thinners for DVT/PE?

How do blood thinners treat DVT/PE blood clots?

Why do blood thinners increase risk
of bleeding?

What are some possible signs and
symptoms of bleeding?

UnderstandING blood thinners

Tap or click the questions you want to include.

What is considered major bleeding
and minor bleeding when taking a
blood thinner?

How do I know if bleeding or
bruising is serious enough to seek
medical help?

learning about eliquis

Tap or click the questions you want to include.

What are the benefits and risks of
ELIQUIS?

Is there anything else I need to know
if I switch to ELIQUIS?

How long should I take ELIQUIS?

Who should not take ELIQUIS?

learning about eliquis

Tap or click the questions you want to include.

How do I know ELIQUIS is working
without routine blood monitoring?

Do I need to change my diet while
taking ELIQUIS?

Is ELIQUIS right for me?

SUMMARY

The questions you selected are listed below.
If you want to revise your guide, use the BACK button below the list of questions.

    Please select at least one question to create your guide

    DELIVERY

    Choose how you would like to receive your Personalized Discussion Guide. You can
    download your guide, email it, or do both.

    Select this option if your next appointment is more than one week away so that your guide will be easy to access at the time of your visit.

    Select this option if you need your guide now or in the next few days.

    schedule email DELIVERY

    Please enter the date of your next appointment so that we can email your guide to you shortly before your visit. Note that holidays and weekends may affect delivery dates.

    This field is required

    Please enter a valid date format MM/DD/YYYY

    SCHEDULE EMAIL

    Need your guide right away?
    Download it now.

    FINISH SCHEDULING EMAIL

    Almost there! We just need a little more information to schedule your email.

    Note that your information will only be used to send you your discussion guide. All fields required.

    Loading...

    Success!

    Your email will arrive within prior to . If it doesn’t arrive,
    please remember to check your spam folder. Delivery may be affected by weekends
    and holidays.

    Don’t forget to refer to your guide during your next appointment to find out if ELIQUIS (apixaban)
    may be right for you.

    Need your guide right away?Download it now.

    We're sorry—the system is having trouble processing information right now. Please try to
    create your Personalized Guide again later, or download the Complete Guide now.

    2: Learn tips
    for talking with
    your doctor

    Partner with your healthcare provider

    Patients who understand why they’re taking a medicine may be more likely to stay on their treatments as prescribed by their doctors. That’s why it’s important to be part of the decision-making process.

    Prepare for your next appointment

    Take some time to think about what you want to discuss with your doctor, and describe any symptoms of DVT/PE that you may have experienced.

    Bring a list of medicines you take

    Include all prescriptions, over-the-counter, and herbal medicines that you’re taking.

    Don’t hesitate to ask questions

    It’s important to clarify any concerns you may have about your condition or treatment, and take the time to jot down notes for future reference.

    Consider bringing a relative or friend

    Consider bringing a relative or friend to take notes, help you remember questions to ask, and follow up with additional questions that may arise.

    3: hear from
    eliquis patients

    Watch ELIQUIS patients

    share their
    experiences

    of working together
    with their doctors.

    Kathy, Ed, and the
    other patients were
    compensated for their
    time and expenses.

    For treating DVT/PE blood clots and for reducing the risk of them happening again, ask your doctor if ELIQUIS is right for you.

    SELECTED IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

    ELIQUIS can cause bleeding, which can be serious, and rarely may lead to death. This is because ELIQUIS is a blood thinner medicine that reduces blood clotting. While taking ELIQUIS, you may bruise more easily and it may take longer than usual for any bleeding to stop.

    You may have a higher risk of bleeding if you take ELIQUIS and take other medicines that increase your risk of bleeding, such as aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (called NSAIDs), warfarin, heparin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), and other medicines to help prevent or treat blood clots. Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including any over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    Please read additional Important Safety Information, including Boxed WARNINGS below.

    Back to Top

    Important facts about
    ELIQUIS® (apixaban): This is a summary of important information that you need
    to know about ELIQUIS.

    Do not stop taking ELIQUIS without talking to the doctor
    who prescribed it to you

    For patients taking ELIQUIS for atrial fibrillation: stopping ELIQUIS increases your risk of having a stroke.

    Talk to your healthcare team before any medical procedures. ELIQUIS may need to be stopped before surgery, or a
    medical or dental procedure. Your doctor will tell you when you should stop taking ELIQUIS and when you may start
    taking it again.
    If you have to stop taking ELIQUIS your doctor may prescribe another medicine to help prevent a blood
    clot from forming.

    Look out for the following
    icons as
    you read:

    Talk to your healthcare team

    Call a healthcare provider right away

    Helpful information to remember


    What are the possible serious side effects of ELIQUIS?
    This is a list of some of the serious side effects of ELIQUIS.

    Bleeding

    ELIQUIS can cause bleeding, which can be serious, and rarely may lead to death. This is because ELIQUIS is a blood thinner medicine that reduces blood clotting. While taking ELIQUIS, you may bruise more easily and it may take longer than usual for any bleeding to stop.

    You may have a higher risk of bleeding if you take ELIQUIS with other medicines that increase your risk of bleeding, such as:

    • Aspirin
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
      drugs (called NSAIDs)
    • Warfarin
    • Heparin
    • Selective serotonin reuptake
      inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin
      norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
    • Other medicines to help prevent or treat blood clots

    Tell your doctor if you take any of these medicines.

    Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these signs or symptoms of bleeding when taking ELIQUIS:

    • Unexpected bleeding or bleeding

      that lasts a long time, such as:
      • Unusual bleeding from
        the gums
      • Nosebleeds that
        happen often
      • Menstrual or vaginal
        bleeding
        that is heavier
        than normal
    • Bleeding that is severe or you cannot control
    • Red, pink, or brown urine
    • Red or black stools
      (looks like tar)
    • Coughing up or vomiting blood
    • Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
    • Unexpected pain, swelling, or joint pain
    • Headaches
    • Feeling dizzy or weak

    Spinal or epidural blood clots (hematoma)

    People who take ELIQUIS, and have
    medicine injected into their spinal or
    epidural area, or have a spinal puncture,
    have a risk of forming a blood clot that can cause long-term or permanent loss of the ability to move (paralysis).

    Your risk of developing a spinal or epidural blood clot is higher if:

    • A thin tube called an epidural catheter
      is placed in your back
      to
      give you
      certain medicine
    • You take NSAIDs or a medicine
      to
      prevent blood from clotting
    • You have a history of difficult or repeated epidural or spinal punctures
    • You have a history of problems with
      your spine, or have had surgery on
      your spine

    If you take ELIQUIS and receive spinal anesthesia or a spinal puncture, your doctor should watch you closely for symptoms of spinal or epidural blood clots or bleeding.

    Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these signs or symptoms (especially in your legs and feet) when taking ELIQUIS:

    • Tingling
    • Numbness
    • Muscle weakness

    A reaction to ELIQUIS itself

    A reaction to ELIQUIS can cause hives, rash, itching, and possibly trouble breathing. If you get this reaction, it will usually happen soon after you take a dose of ELIQUIS.

    Get medical help right away if you have any of the following symptoms:

    • Sudden chest pain or
      chest tightness
    • Sudden swelling of your face
      or
      tongue
    • Trouble breathing
    • Wheezing
    • Feeling dizzy or faint

    Talk to your doctor about any side effect that may be bothering you or that does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of ELIQUIS. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

    You are encouraged to report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. 1-800-FDA-1088.


    Who should not take ELIQUIS?

    ELIQUIS is not for patients who:

    • have artificial heart valves.
    • have antiphospholipid syndrome (APS),
      especially with positive
      triple antibody testing, who have
      a history of blood clots.
    • currently have certain types of abnormal bleeding.
    • have had a serious allergic reaction
      to ELIQUIS.

    What should I discuss with my healthcare team before starting ELIQUIS?

    Talk to your healthcare team about the following:

    • Kidney or liver problems
    • If you have antiphospholipid
      syndrome
    • Any other medical conditions
    • If you have ever had bleeding problems

    Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant or breastfeed. You and your doctor should decide if you will take ELIQUIS or breastfeed. You should not do both.

    Tell your healthcare team about all
    of the medications you are taking, including:

    • Prescriptions
    • Over-the-counter medicines
    • Herbal supplements
    • Vitamins

    During treatment, make sure you talk to your healthcare team before you begin to take any new medication.


    How should I take ELIQUIS?

    Take ELIQUIS exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

    Twice daily

    With or without food

    Do not change your dose or stop taking ELIQUIS unless your doctor tells you to.

    What if I miss a dose of ELIQUIS?

    If you miss a dose of ELIQUIS, take it as soon as you remember, and do not take more than one dose at the same time.

    When should I refill my prescription?

    If you are taking ELIQUIS for atrial fibrillation, stopping ELIQUIS may increase your risk of having a stroke. Do not
    run out of ELIQUIS. Refill your prescription before
    you run out.
    When leaving the hospital following hip or knee replacement, be sure that
    you will have ELIQUIS available to avoid missing any doses.

    ELIQUIS is available in two different tablets. Your doctor or healthcare provider will determine what dose is right for you.

    2.5 mg tablet

    Round, with a pale yellow color

    OR

    5 mg tablet

    Oval, with a pale orange or pink color

    Note: Images do not represent actual tablet size.

    On one side of each tablet, there is a number indicating the dosage
    strength of the tablet (in milligrams).
    On the other side, there is a
    medication identification number.


    What is ELIQUIS?
    ELIQUIS is a prescription medicine used to:

    Reduce the risk of stroke and
    blood clots in people who have
    atrial fibrillation (AFib),
    a type of irregular heartbeat,
    not caused by a heart valve
    problem.

    Treat blood clots in the
    veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis – DVT) or lungs
    (pulmonary embolism – PE), and
    reduce the risk of them occurring again.

    Reduce the risk of forming a blood clot in the legs (DVT)
    and lungs (PE) of people who have just had hip or knee replacement surgery.

    Please see U.S. Full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNINGS and Medication Guide.

    LOVENOX® is a registered trademark of Aventis Pharma S.A.

    The product information provided in this
    site is intended only for residents of the
    United States. The products discussed herein may have different product labeling in
    different countries.

    The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with
    a healthcare provider. All decisions
    regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient.

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
    Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. 1-800-FDA-1088.

    +

    SELECTED IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION & INDICATIONS

    For people taking ELIQUIS® (apixaban) for atrial fibrillation: Do not stop taking ELIQUIS without talking to the doctor who prescribed it for you. Stopping ELIQUIS increases your risk of having a stroke.

    ELIQUIS may need to be stopped prior to surgery or a medical or dental procedure. Your doctor will tell you when you should stop taking ELIQUIS and when you may start taking it again. If you have to stop taking ELIQUIS, your doctor may prescribe another medicine to help prevent a blood clot from forming.

    ELIQUIS can cause bleeding, which can be serious, and rarely may lead to death. This is because ELIQUIS is a blood thinner medicine that reduces blood clotting.

    You may have a higher risk of bleeding if you take ELIQUIS and take other medicines that increase your risk of bleeding, such as aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (called NSAIDs), warfarin (COUMADIN®), heparin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), and other medicines to help prevent or treat blood clots. Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including any over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.