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 ...
Cialis (tadalafil) is a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) and benign prostatic hyperplasia in men. This smooth muscle relaxant is similar to Pfizer’s Viagra and Bayer’s Levitra; all three medications belong to the same drug class. Most ED drugs are not covered by insurance. In 2014, Levitra was dropped by Express Scripts and Caremark, two giant companies that handle pharmacy benefits. In 2016, Viagra have also been excluded in their list of covered drugs. In general, Medicare plans do not cover erectile dysfunction drugs including Cialis.
2018 formulary changes for erectile dysfunction drugs
- Still covers Cialis and generic Viagra (sildenafil)
- Excludes Levitra and Staxyn
- Levitra is being added back from non-preferred status
- Still covers Cialis
- Does not cover Viagra
Private and government companies in the U ...