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Buying Eliquis in Canada

Buy Eliquis online through Canada Pharmacy Depot to save money on your prescription. Generic Eliquis (apixaban) is not available in the United States due to patent laws, but you can purchase apixaban through Canadian pharmacies. The availability of generic options means that the cost of Eliquis is much lower in Canada. Generic apixaban is a fraction of the price of brand name Eliquis in the United States, so you can save thousands of dollars a year by purchasing prescriptions through a Canadian pharmacy.

Eliquis is a popular anticoagulant that prevents dangerous blood clots in the body. Apixaban requires less frequent testing and has fewer food and drug interactions than older blood thinners like warfarin. If you want to simplify your life and save money on your prescriptions, contact our care team today.

What is Eliquis?

Eliquis is the brand name of apixaban, a drug approved by the FDA to treat and reduce the risk of life-threatening blood clots. Apixaban is known as a DOAC, or direct-acting oral anticoagulant. This drug belongs to the blood thinner class, but it does not actually work by thinning the blood. Apixaban works by stopping a clotting factor in the body called factor Xa. Inhibiting this clotting factor disables your body’s clotting ability.

What is Eliquis Used For?

Eliquis is indicated to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). A DVT is a blood clot in a deep vein, typically in the lower leg (calves). A DVT can migrate to the lungs and cause a PE. A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that blocks the flow of blood in your lungs. This means that these two conditions are often linked because a DVT can rupture and cause the clot to travel to the lungs, causing PE.

Apixaban is also indicated for preventing DVT or PE from reoccurring. In patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a type of irregular heartbeat, Eliquis is approved to prevent blood clots that may lead to a stroke. Lastly, Eliquis is approved to prevent DVT and PE in patients recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery. These patients are often not able to move around well and their blood is more prone to clotting.

Eliquis is an expensive blood thinner in the U.S. Luckily, apixaban is more affordable in Canada. Government regulations in Canada keep drug prices low. Additionally, a generic version of Eliquis has been approved in Canada, so getting your medications from across the border can help you save time and money. You can fill your prescription for Canadian Eliquis through Canada Pharmacy Depot.

The generic version of Eliquis is called apixaban and is available now through an online Canadian pharmacy like Canada Pharmacy Depot. The patent on Eliquis in the United States prevents generic versions from being sold in U.S. pharmacies. Since generic Eliquis has been available in Canada for years, you can safely and securely save money by filling your prescription from Canada.

Brand name and generic Eliquis use the exact same active ingredient. This means that you will get the same safety and efficacy, whichever version you order. Although you may find that generic apixaban is packaged differently, or that the color of the tablet varies, these factors do not affect the benefits of the medication. Generic apixaban may use different inactive ingredients, but that does not affect the efficacy either. By choosing apixaban, you can save on the high costs while getting the same benefits as Eliquis.

Eliquis Dosage

Eliquis is available in 2.5mg and 5mg dosage strengths. Your dosage will depend on the condition you are treating and the other medications you take. Always follow your doctor’s dosing instructions to minimize your risk of side effects.

Eliquis dosage for DVT and PE

To treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), 10mg Eliquis is initially prescribed, twice a day for one week. After the first seven days, your doctor will usually reduce your dosage to 5mg, twice a day for the designated treatment period.

Eliquis dosage for Recurring Blood Clots

To prevent DVT or PE from occurring again, your doctor will likely prescribe the 2.5mg dosage strength, twice a day for at least 6 months. A prevention prescription is given after you have taken Eliquis for the initial clot. The 6-month treatment period is a guideline, and your doctor may recommend a longer or shorter treatment timeline.

Eliquis dosage for Patients after Surgery

Patients have a higher risk of DVT and PE after a hip or knee replacement surgery. To lower this risk, your doctor may recommend apixaban 12 to 24 hours after surgery. For hip replacement surgery, you may take 2.5mg, twice daily, for up to 35 days. For a knee replacement, the same dosage strength is usually prescribed but for a shorter duration of 12 days.

Eliquis Side Effects

Eliquis side effects can include darker stools, blood in the urine, excessive bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding, and a spinal blood clot.

Apixaban can cause you to bruise more easily than usual. You may also experience nausea or a low red blood cell count (anemia). Eliquis reduces your ability to form clots, increasing your risk of excessive bleeding. You should seek medical assistance if you experience heavy menstrual bleeding, red or brown urine, black or bloody stools, and bleeding that does not stop.

If you have recently been given an epidural anesthetic, Eliquis may increase your risk of a spinal blood clot. Signs you have this complication include muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling. It is important to get emergency medical attention if you suspect this condition because a spinal blood clot increases the risk of paralysis.

While taking apixaban, chest pain, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and swelling to your face, tongue, or throat may indicate an allergic reaction. Seek your doctor’s help immediately to alleviate symptoms of an allergic reaction to Eliquis.

Eliquis Reversal

Excessive bleeding from Eliquis can be a life-threatening event. Before taking Eliquis, your doctor may prescribe an antidote that reverses the effects of apixaban. If you have severe bleeding, this antidote can stop Eliquis from working and allow the blood in your body to clot again. If you have not discussed how to reverse the effects of Eliquis, speak to your doctor today.

How to Take Eliquis

The recommended dosage for Eliquis is twice daily, with or without food. Apixaban tablets should be swallowed without being crushed or split. Taking Eliquis at the same time each day can help you to never forget a dose.

Eliquis should be taken twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Ideally, you should schedule your dosage 12 hours apart. Picking a dosage time that fits your schedule will help you remember. For example, many patients take a dose at 8 a.m. before work and a second dose at 8 p.m. after dinner. An alarm on your phone or watch is a good way to never miss a dose.

Eliquis can be taken with or without food. Although apixaban tablets should be swallowed whole, they can be crushed and taken with water or apple juice if you have trouble swallowing medications. However, apixaban should never be cut in half or chewed. If a patient is unable to take this medication orally, Eliquis may be administered through a nasogastric tube.

How Quickly does Eliquis Work?

Eliquis effectively prevents blood clots within 3 to 4 hours of your first dose. To ensure continuous protection against blood clots, you will need to keep taking apixaban twice a day so that there is enough medication in your system to prevent coagulation.

How long does Eliquis Stay in the System?

After stopping Eliquis, the active ingredient takes approximately 2 to 3 days to leave your body. If you are scheduled for a major surgery, your doctor may ask that you stop taking Eliquis at least 48 hours beforehand to reduce your risk of bleeding. For smaller surgeries like dental work, you will still need to stop taking Eliquis at least 24 hours before the appointment. Always inform your doctor if you need to stop taking Eliquis so that they can monitor your risk for blood clots.

FAQs

What does Eliquis do?

Eliquis prevents dangerous health conditions caused by blood clots by reducing your body’s ability to form clots. By inhibiting a clotting factor in the body called factor Xa, apixaban prevents life-threatening blood clots from forming and can be used to treat conditions such as DVT and PE.

What foods and drugs interact with Eliquis?

The CYP3A4 protein in the liver is responsible for breaking down Eliquis. Grapefruit is a CYP3A4 inhibitor, so it can slow the rate at which your body metabolizes apixaban. As a result, eating grapefruit while taking this blood thinner can cause high levels in your blood and increase the risk of side effects.

Eliquis can also interact with several medications, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), certain antidepressants, antifungals, and other blood thinners. Speak to your doctor for a full list of Eliquis drug interactions.

Does Eliquis increase the risk of joint pain?

Eliquis rarely causes joint pain. However, joint pain and swelling has been known to occur with Eliquis after surgery. Joint pain may indicate an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. Talk to your doctor if you have joint pain while taking this medication.

Does Eliquis cause erectile dysfunction in men?

Eliquis is not likely to cause sexual dysfunction. Men who require Eliquis may already have several risk factors for erectile dysfunction, including high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease. However, one study shows that apixaban may increase the risk of penile bruising, which may increase the risk of ED.

Does Eliquis cause low blood pressure?

Eliquis can sometimes lead to low blood pressure (hypotension), but this side effect is uncommon. You may have low blood pressure if you feel dizzy or light-headed. However, the more common side effect of Eliquis is excessive bleeding.

How long does Eliquis stay in your system?

Apixaban generally stays in your system for two days since it has a half-life of eight to 12 hours. Your doctor will inform you to stop taking Eliquis at least 2-3 days before a surgery to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding.

Why is Eliquis so expensive?

Eliquis is very expensive in the United States because its patent has not expired. The patent on Eliquis is not set to expire until 2026, meaning no generic version is approved to lower its price. Fortunately, you can order generic apixaban through an online Canadian pharmacy. This allows you to save up to 90% on your blood thinner prescription.

Dr.Stanley Zaslau

Medical Content on this page has been reviewed and confirmed for accuracy by

Dr. Stanley Zaslau
MD

Dr. Stanley Zaslau, MD is an award winning professor and chairman of the Department of Urology at West Virginia University. He served as Urology Residency Program Director for 15 years, and has an MBA in Healthcare Business Administration in addition to his Medical Doctorate degree.

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