This information is intended for patients prescribed apixaban in UK only.

What is ELIQUIS (apixaban)?

Anticoagulants are medicines that work by altering the time it takes your blood to clot and the way in which it clots. This can help to prevent blood clots that cause a stroke. Your doctor has carefully assessed your risk of having a stroke and has decided to prescribe ELIQUIS (apixaban).

ELIQUIS (apixaban) is an oral anticoagulant. This medicine helps to prevent blood clots from forming by blocking Factor Xa, which is an important component of blood clotting. Apixaban is prescribed to reduce your chances of having a stroke caused by non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

Apixaban (ELIQUIS) can also be used to treat other conditions:

If you are unsure what you have been prescribed apixaban for, please check with your doctor as the information on this page may not be relevant to you.

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Patients prescribed apixaban

This section is intended for patients prescribed apixaban in the UK to provide information on this medicine, and its uses. It is not intended to replace in any way the opinion of a healthcare professional. For specific information about the pathology and/or detection, diagnosis, prognosis, administration and, where applicable, appropriate treatment for each specific case, please promptly consult a healthcare professional. The use of this website is subject to the legal notice, the privacy and cookie policy, the pharmacovigilance notice (if appropriate) and the applicable laws and regulations.

Report Side Effects

If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at

Side effects for this medicine should also be reported to Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Information on 0800 731 1736 or