Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, can be treated with certain medication. One type of prescription medication that you can take is Apixaban or Eliquis.
Remember to talk with your doctor or a professional healthcare provider before you decide to take Apixaban, or any other medication to treat your AFib.
This medication is available in the form of an oral tablet and is a blood thinner that can help to treat blood clots and irregular heartbeats.
A major side effect of Apixaban, or any other blood thinner, is an increased risk of bleeding.
Your risk of bleeding increases if you are taking any other medication that is also a blood thinner, such as aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), warfarin, heparin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).
Let your doctor know if you are currently taking any medication to treat blood clots.
Do not take Apixaban if you have artificial heart valves, any type of abnormal bleeding, if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients found in this medication.
If you experience any allergic reaction while taking this treatment, then go and see your doctor or a professional healthcare provider as soon as possible.
Make sure to take Apixaban twice a day, with or without food, at around the same time every day, or as directed by your doctor.
Let your doctor know if you have or have had any kidney, liver problems, or any other medical condition that may affect the result of this medication.
Alert your doctor and seek immediate medical attention if you experience any bleeding that lasts a long time, severe bleeding that you can’t control, if you find that you are coughing or vomiting up blood, or if you are experiencing any headaches, swelling or joint pain.
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