FAQs ABOUT ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET
Is ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET a blood thinner?
Yes. [GBKEYWORD] is a blood thinner, also called an anticoagulant. It prevents blood clot formation and makes it easier for the blood to flow through the body. ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET blocks an essential factor of the clotting mechanism, thereby making it easy for the blood to flow.
What precautions should I take while taking ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET?
Patients taking ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET should inform their doctor about their pre-existing liver, heart or kidney disease. As ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET is an anti-coagulant and helps in the prevention of blood clot formation, it is important to tell your doctor about any bleeding disorder or any active condition that can cause a bleed. Consult your doctor before taking it.
What if I forget to take a dose of ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET?
Take the dose as soon as you remember, then take the next dose of ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET at the usual time and then continue as normal. Consult your doctor once.
Is ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
No, ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET is not recommended for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to have a baby, consult your doctor before taking ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET. If you become pregnant while taking ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET, contact your doctor immediately.
What is ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET used for?
ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET is used to prevent blood clots in patients with an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation). These blood clots have the potential to dislodge and travel throughout the body, resulting in systemic embolism and stroke.ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET also helps in the treatment of blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) and the veins of the lungs (pulmonary embolism) and in the prevention of their recurrence in either legs or lungs.
What are the side effects of taking ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET are bleeding (eyes, nose, gums, urine, rectum, stomach or bowel), tiredness or paleness due to anaemia, low blood pressure and nausea. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms get worse.
What foods should I avoid while taking ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET?
Avoid consuming grapefruits or juices as it impacts the effects of ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET, which may lead to bleeding. To prevent such complications, consult your doctor before taking ELIQUIS 5MG TABLET.