Apixaban (Eliquis) is a factor Xa antagonist or an anticoagulant indicated for reducing the risk of stroke and embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. There is currently no generic alternative available for Eliquis. There are many prescription and OTC drugs that may interact with apixaban and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), which is composed of popular pain relievers, are one of them.
NSAIDs, such as Advil, Motrin, and Aleve, are contraindicated with blood thinners (anticoagulants and antiplatelets) because they may increase the risk of bleeding. NSAIDs are also associated with greater risk for cardiovascular thrombotic events, like heart attack and stroke, thus it may predispose the patient to possibly fatal conditions that Eliquis is trying to prevent. If you have a headache, muscle or joint pains, take acetaminophen instead.
Concomitant use of Tylenol and Eliquis
It is safe to take generic Tylenol while taking Eliquis. Tylenol c ...
Eliquis (generic apixaban) is an anticoagulant or blood thinner medication that delays the clotting of blood. It is approved by the US FDA in 2014 to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and prevent their recurrence. It is also used to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in people who have atrial fibrillation.
What are blood thinners?
Blood thinners are prescription medications that prevent the formation of blood clots. It is also helpful in preventing existing clots from getting larger. Blood clots are dangerous; they usually form in the arteries, veins, and heart that can lead to blockages, heart attack, and stroke. There are two types of blood thinner medications: anticoagulant and antiplatelet. Eliquis belong to the anticoagulant type, specifically direct oral anticoagulant class, or DOAC.
Since mid-1950s, warfarin has been the mainstay of anticoagulant therapies. It belongs to the class of vitamin K antagonists (VKA) that blocks the circulatio ...