Eliquis 2.5 mg 60 tablets are the trade label of the universal apixaban 2.5mg 60 tablets. Eliquis 2.5 mg 60 tablets medicament is classified under anticoagulants category. Anticoagulants are tablets used in hindering clotting in the body. This drug forms a block against blood clotting factors in blood which vital in preventing excessive loss of blood. It’s used to avert deep vein thrombosis later when hip or knee surgery has been done. It’s also used to lessen stroke possibility in people with a disorder in the heart’s rhythm (atrial fibrillation).
Drug dispensation for Eliquis 2.5 mg 60 tabs
It’s recommended that for most victims, 2 mg need to be ingested through the mouth two times a day. It ought to be administered in 2.5mg twice a day in those victims who have any two of these physiognomies.
· Those above the age of 80 years
· Less than 60kg in body mass.
· If you have a serum creatinine of above 1.5mg/dl.
In those victims undergoing hip replacement, take this drug for 35 days while those undergoing knee replacement surgical procedures should use it for 12 days. Management of deep vein thrombosis requires 10mg of drug ingested through the mouth for the first seven days, and later, take 5mg two times every day. In cases where a patient has difficulty in swallowing the whole Eliquis 2.5mg 60 tablets, ask for its suspension. It is also advisable to crush the tablets into powder which can then be mixed 30ml of water for easier swallowing. Dextrose water can be used to replace water when mixing the drug powder.
Precautions when using apixaban 2.5mg 60 tablets
Those having an artificial heart valve ought to avoid ingesting it. Avoid the medicament in case you have any actively bleeding area in your body from surgery or other cause. Stop taking Eliquis 24-48 hours in advance of a surgical procedure, dental work or any aggressive procedure. Inform your surgeon if you are using it. Serious blood clots may form around the spinal cord if a spinal tap is done on you while on the Eliquis 2.5mg 60 tablet drug. Spinal anesthesia or epidural is also not advisable while on Eliquis 2.5mg 60 tablets. Formation of blood clots around the spinal cord can cause perpetual or short term palsy.
Don't stop taking Eliquis 2.5mg 60 tablets unless you are advised by a doctor. Suddenly stopping the medication can lead to the risk of stroke or formation of blood clots. Use a substitute in cases where its usage is discontinued. Inform a doctor of any kidney disease, bleeding troubles, liver disease, expectant and if planning to get pregnant. Don’t breastfeed if you are consuming Eliquis.
Eliquis 2.5mg 60 tablets interactions
Avoid consuming of medications which bring about excessive bleeding like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and aspirin when using Eliquis. Ibuprofen, naproxen, indomethacin, diclofenac among other medicaments ought to be avoided. Tell your medic if you are consuming any blood thinners or antidepressants.
Reactions accompanying the use of apixaban 2.5mg 60 tablet
Apixaban or Eliquis 2.5 mg 60 tablets may cause some unwanted results along with its required reactions including blood in eyes, bloody or black stools, bruising on the skin, coughing up blood and constipation. Other Eliquis 2.5 mg 60 tabs side effects include confusion, dizziness, difficulty swallowing, headaches, skin rash, and vomiting. Refer to a medical practitioner in case of elongated severe reactions.