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.
You have been prescribed apixaban to treat blood clots in the veins of your legs (deep vein thrombosis) and in the blood vessels of your lungs (pulmonary embolism), and/or to prevent blood clots from re-occurring in the blood vessels of your legs and/or lungs.
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.