APIXABAN is an Over-the-counter (OTC) drug.
Apixaban blocks the activity of certain clotting substances in the blood. Apixaban is used to lower the risk of stroke caused by a blood clot in people with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation. Apixaban is also used after hip or knee replacement surgery to prevent a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism, which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). Apixaban belongs to a class of drugs called factor Xa inhibitors, often also called blood thinners. It works by preventing certain enzymes (known as factor Xa) in the blood from forming a blood clot.


APIXABAN is generally used to treat: Atrial Fibrillation, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Stroke
APIXABAN can address symptoms like: Irregular Heartbeat

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Oral


  • You should not take apixaban if you are allergic to it, if you have an artificial heart valve, or if you have any active bleeding from a surgery, injury, or other cause.
  • To make sure apixaban is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), liver disease, if you are older than 80 or if you weigh less than 132 pounds.
  • Apixaban can cause a very serious blood clot around your spinal cord if you undergo a spinal tap or receive spinal anesthesia (epidural). This type of blood clot could cause long-term paralysis.
  • If you are taking an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and others or you are using other medicines to treat or prevent blood clots.
  • This medicine is not expected to harm an unborn baby. However, taking this medicine during pregnancy may increase the risk of bleeding while you are pregnant or during your delivery. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • It is not known whether apixaban passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
  • Try to avoid activities that increase your risk of bleeding or injury while using apixaban. Call your doctor right away if you injure yourself especially if you hit your head.

Symptoms of Overdosage

APIXABAN over-dosage can result in: Body Bruising, Bloody Or Red Colored Vomit, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Black (tar) Colored Stools

Serious Side-Effects

APIXABAN : Pain, Skin Rash, Anaphylaxis, Body Bruising, Gums Bleeding, Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Bloody Or Red Colored Vomit, Wheezing, Difficulty Breathing, Dizziness, Weakness (generalized), Chest Pain

Rare Side-Effects

APIXABAN : Eyes Bleeding, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Confusion, Constipation, Difficulty Swallowing, Dizziness, Fainting, Rapid Heart Rate (pulse), Head Headache, Nose Bruising, Abdomen Pain, Shortness Of Breath, Vomit

Food Interactions

Alfalfa, Anise, Bilberry may increase the adverse effects of apixaban. Grapefruit juice may increase apixaban serum concentration.

Disease Interactions

APIXABAN can interfere with: Acute Kidney Failure, Heart Failure

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

Common Drugs with APIXABAN as Ingredient