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ELIQUIS (apixaban) dosing for patients with DVT / PE

Start twice daily, stay twice daily for your patients with DVT / PE1

ELIQUIS indications1

Dose1

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Morning*

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Night*

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DVT / PE treatment: treatment of DVT and PE in adults

Day 1–7:
10 mg BD

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ELIQUIS 5 mg x2

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ELIQUIS 5 mg x2

Day 8 onwards:
5 mg BD
for at least 3 months


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ELIQUIS 5 mg

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ELIQUIS 5 mg

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Prevention of recurrent DVT / PE: prevention of recurrent DVT and / or PE in adults following completion of 6 months of treatment with ELIQUIS 5 mg BD or with another anticoagulant treatment for DVT or PE

2.5 mg BD

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ELIQUIS 2.5 mg

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ELIQUIS 2.5 mg

The duration of overall therapy should be individualised after careful assessment of the treatment benefit against the risk for bleeding.1

* Tablets shown are not actual size.

Short duration of treatment (at least 3 months) should be based on transient risk factors (e.g. recent surgery, trauma, immobilisation).1

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Dosing may differ for some patients with renal impairment – please also see recommendations for patients with hepatic impairment1

ELIQUIS has established efficacy and safety in
DVT / PE1

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Purple information icon ELIQUIS (apixaban) SmPC

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Purple information icon ELIQUIS (apixaban) Patient Information Leaflet

Please click here to access the ELIQUIS Patient Information Leaflet.

BD = Twice Daily   
DVT = Deep Vein Thrombosis   
INR = International Normalised Ratio   
LMWH = Low Molecular Weight Heparin   
NVAF = Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation   
PE = Pulmonary Embolism   
VTE = Venous Thromboembolic Events

Not all patients who start on ELIQUIS for acute DVT / PE will stay on ELIQUIS; some acute DVT / PE patients who receive treatment do not require treatment for the prevention of recurrent DVT / PE. Other patients may be prescribed ELIQUIS for the prevention of recurrent VTE after initial treatment for acute DVT / PE with another anticoagulant.1 This is a decision for the prescribing clinician together with patient involvement in the decision-making.

Reference

  1. ELIQUIS® (apixaban) Summary of Product Characteristics.