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Anti-Coagulant Medicine (Factor Xa Inhibitor) – apixaban (Eliquis®) (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Apixaban (say ‘ah-pix-ah-ban’) is a medicine used to thin the blood so blood clots will not form. It is called a ‘blood thinner’ or ‘anti-coagulant’ (meaning to stop blood from coagulating or clotting). Given to people who have an irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation), a blood clot in the leg or arm (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot in the lung(s) (pulmonary emboli), or to prevent blood clots from forming after surgery (post-operative venous thromboprophylaxis). (English) Colour

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Disorders and Conditions:
  • Heart Arrhythmia,
  • Pulmonary Embolus
  • Medication,
  • DVT,
  • Drug,
  • Blood,
  • Surgery,
  • Stroke,
  • Vein,
  • Anticoagulant,
  • Deep,
  • thrombosis,
  • Bleed,
  • AF,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Clot,
  • Emboli,
  • Embolism,
  • Pulmonary,
  • Embolus,
  • LML,
  • thinner,
  • Atrial,
  • Fibrillation,
  • Coagulate,
  • AFib
  • All
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August 30, 2019
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