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

What are the symptoms of stroke?

Strokes can happen suddenly and have immediate and lasting effects. You must act quickly, so here are some simple things to look out for that can help you recognise a stroke:

  • Numbness, weakness or paralysis on one side of your body (for example, a limp arm or leg, or a drooping lower eyelid or mouth)
  • Slurred speech, or difficultly finding words or understanding speech
  • Sudden blurred vision or loss of sight
  • Confusion or unsteadiness, or
  • A sudden, severe headache.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you must seek medical attention immediately – call 999.

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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