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.