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

Prevention of venous thromboembolic events

There are several things you can do to help prevent a blood clot. For example:

  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet: eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and avoid fatty meats and processed food to help control your cholesterol levels and maintain a healthy weight. Drink plenty of water and limit how much alcohol you drink.
  • Take regular exercise: avoid a mainly sedentary lifestyle by taking regular physical activity, which will not only help with weight control, but will also help you to maintain a positive outlook. Consult your doctor before you start any new forms of exercise to establish whether it would be safe for you to do so and when, given your recent medical condition.
  • Stop smoking: as smoking increases clotting risk, stopping smoking will reduce your risk of DVT/PE.
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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