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Eliquis Cost

The cost of Eliquis in the United States averages over $500 for 60 pills. This high cost is due to its active patent in the U.S. Many countries outside the U.S. have governmental regulations that keep the cost of medications affordable, meaning there is a significant price discrepancy between the drugs sold at your local pharmacy and the medications available through an online Canadian pharmacy.

Generic Eliquis Canada

The price of Eliquis in both the U.K. and Canada is less than one-quarter of its price in the U.S. To save on the high cost of Eliquis, thousands of Americans turn to Canadian pharmacies like My Drug Center. Read on to learn why American prescription drugs are so expensive and how My Drug Center can help make your Eliquis order considerably more affordable. My Drug Center offers anticoagulant medications to help patients at risk for blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Eliquis, also known by its main ingredient, apixaban, is one popular option for those at risk for a dangerous clotting event.

What is Eliquis?

Eliquis is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that works by blocking the activity of the clotting substance in the body. This allows blood to flow freely without unnecessary clotting. If you experience a clot, you can experience life-threatening side effects, such as heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism. Eliquis can help prevent these complications, but the price tag may inhibit the ability of many people to use this successful treatment option. Luckily, you can buy Eliquis from Canada at discount prices.

What is Eliquis prescribed for?

Eliquis is used to treat or prevent deep vein thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. These blood clots can travel to the lungs and can become lodged in the blood vessels of the lungs, causing a condition called pulmonary embolism. Eliquis is used for several days after hip or knee replacement surgery while you are unable to walk. Immobility increases the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. This medication is also used to lower the risk of stroke or blood clots in people with a heart rhythm disorder called nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

How does Eliquis work?

Eliquis tablets contain apixaban, which belongs to a drug class called anticoagulants. This medication blocks the activity of harmful clotting substances in the blood vessels. This medication comes in tablets for oral administration. You can buy Eliquis (apixaban) in the strengths of 2.5mg and 5 mg. Apixaban oral tablets may be used for short-term or long-term treatment. Your doctor will decide how long you should take this drug. Don’t stop taking it without talking with your doctor first. But how effective is Eliquis?

Compared to other anticoagulants in its class, Eliquis is one of the most effective and well-tolerated, as this study shows. In the same study, Eliquis was shown to lower the risk of blood clots considerably in patients who were newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Like all blood thinners, Eliquis comes with the risk of excessive bleeding. Still, Eliquis is one of the most effective and safe anticoagulants on the market.

The most common Eliquis side effect is the increased likelihood of easy bruising or minor bleeding such as nosebleeds or bleeding gums. Try to avoid activities that may increase the chance of bleeding, such as contact sports. You will also want to take care when shaving or brushing your teeth. Some other common Eliquis side effects are:

  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reactions
  • Fainting
  • Nausea
  • Anemia [1]

If any side effects of apixaban become unmanageable, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in additional treatment. For any serious side effects, speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.

How to take Eliquis

Before taking your prescribed medication, read all the instructions and paperwork given to you by your pharmacist. Eliquis (Apixaban) tablets are usually taken orally twice a day. Make sure you take Eliquis at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself. Eliquis should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose, so use the medicine exactly as directed. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.

You may take Eliquis with or without food. If you cannot swallow a tablet whole, crush and mix it with water, apple juice, or a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow the mixture right away without chewing. Do not save it for later use.

What to know before taking Eliquis

Eliquis may contain medical and nonmedical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Eliquis. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to liver and kidney disease, bleeding problems, blood disorders, or stroke. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplements to avoid interactions with your Eliquis dosage.

If you drink alcohol daily and take Eliquis, you are at increased risk of bleeding in the stomach. To prevent unwanted bleeding with this medication, speak to your doctor regarding acceptable limits. You will also be at risk for external bleeding. Avoid contact sports and sharp objects while using this medication. Do not stop taking Eliquis (apixaban) unless your doctor tells you to. Stopping suddenly can increase your risk of blood clots or stroke.

Eliquis Dosing

Eliquis is an effective medication used for many different types of conditions. Research papers call Eliquis a selective factor Xa inhibitor, which is approved to prevent stroke in those with nonvalvular AFib in addition to acute venous thromboembolism. Your dosage of apixaban depends on several factors like your age, overall health condition, and other medications you take. Eliquis is usually available in the following doses:

2.5 mg and 5 mg

If the treatment goal is to prevent stroke and embolism in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients, 5 mg twice daily may be prescribed. You may be prescribed 2.5 mg Eliquis if you are over 80 years old and your body weight is over 60 kilograms. [2]

If you have undergone surgery and want to prevent deep vein thrombosis after a hip or knee replacement, you may take 2.5 mg Eliquis twice daily. The first dose is often taken 12 to 24 hours after surgery. You may stay on this dosage routine for 35 days after a hip replacement and 12 days after a knee replacement.

To treat DVT and pulmonary embolism, 10 mg of Eliquis can be taken twice daily for seven days and then the dosage is usually lowered to 5 mg twice daily. If you have a history of DVT or PE and want to lower your risk for future blood clots, you may take 2.5 mg of Eliquis twice daily for at least six months after the treatment of a blood clot.

Eliquis 5 mg

Eliquis 5 mg is a potent anticoagulant that can prevent blood clots and treat existing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. 5 mg Eliquis is often used as the maintenance dosage for patients who have a history of blood clots and want to reduce the occurrence of clots in the future. It is essential to never double up on your dosages. Always take your Eliquis as prescribed.


  1. [2]  Christopher Ward et al. Practical management of patients on apixaban: a consensus guide

Eliquis Generic

Eliquis is a brand-name prescription blood thinner used to prevent blood clots and associated health complications. Although this anticoagulant has a generic version that has been approved, you will not currently find it at your local pharmacy. This is because the pharmaceutical companies that make Eliquis still have an active patent on this drug. A patent prevents competing drug companies from manufacturing a generic version that could potentially drive the price down. Without generic versions on the market, Eliquis remains one of the more expensive medications. But My Drug Center understands that Eliquis is a critical part of many treatment plans, which is why we offer brand-name Eliquis at considerable discounts. By keeping our prices low, My Drug Center hopes to make this effective anticoagulant accessible to more patients.

Eliquis Generic Name

Generic Eliquis is called apixaban. The approved version of generic apixaban uses the exact same active ingredient as brand-name Eliquis to bring you the same benefits, efficacy, and tolerability. Prior to approval, every generic drug is required to undergo strict testing to determine bioequivalence. Essentially, bioequivalent drugs have the same therapeutic effects, so patients who go the generic route are assured of the same effectiveness at a fraction of the cost. Generally, generic and brand-name drugs only differ in their inactive ingredients, which contribute to a different appearance but do not significantly affect the drug's efficacy.

Eliquis from Canada

As mentioned above, the patent on Eliquis is still active, but this is only the case in the United States. Generic versions of apixaban are already available in several countries outside the U.S. such as Canada. Additionally, governmental regulations in other countries ensure that drug prices are not arbitrarily high. These regulations keep drug prices affordable and accessible, which is why thousands of Americans are turning to Canadian pharmacies like My Drug Center to fill their prescription.


What is Eliquis?

Eliquis is a prescription medication containing apixaban, a blood thinner classified as an anticoagulant. This medication prevents dangerous blood clots from occurring in the body. Eliquis comes in tablet form in two strengths; 2.5 and 5 mg. We carry both strengths, available with a valid prescription at My Drug Center.

What is Eliquis used for?

Eliquis is approved to lower the risk of blood clots and their subsequent complications. One of the most common uses of Eliquis is for the risk prevention of stroke and blood clotting in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a heart rhythm disorder. Eliquis is also commonly prescribed for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Additionally, Eliquis may be prescribed to patients following hip or knee replacement surgery. After the surgery, many patients become less active for up to several weeks, increasing the risk of blood clots.

How does Eliquis work?

Apixaban is a Factor Xa inhibitor, a type of anticoagulant. A substance called Factor Xa is created naturally inside our body and helps produce an enzyme called thrombin. Thrombin is the enzyme that initiates the first step of blood clot formation; it converts fibrinogen into fibrin. When thrombin converts fibrinogen into fibrin, it becomes an insoluble protein that forms a fibrous mesh, which is the start of blood clot formation. Apixaban, the active ingredient inside Eliquis, is able to inhibit Factor Xa, which means it can block the serine protease from converting prothrombin into thrombin which in turn prevents blood clot formation.

How much does Eliquis cost?

Eliquis can cost hundreds of dollars a month when purchased through an American pharmacy. The price of the medication may vary depending on dosage strength and quantity. In the United States, the price of Eliquis is much higher, approximately 4.5 times higher for the exact same supply compared to other countries. If you order Eliquis through My Drug Center, the medication is shipped straight to your door, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home to fill your prescription.

What are the most common side effects of Eliquis?

Common side effects of Eliquis include easy bruising, unusual bleeding (from the nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), or bleeding from injection sites. You may also experience chest pain or tightness or feeling dizzy or faint. If side effects do not go away or become worse, you should consult with your doctor.

When will Eliquis go generic?

The answer is unclear as to when we will see a generic alternative for Eliquis available on the market. Eliquis was only approved for medical use in 2012, making it a fairly new medication. New medications are usually protected by patent laws which prevent generic manufacturers from developing their own forms of the medication, usually for quite a few years after the brand has been placed on the market. Eliquis generic may not be available yet, but you can get discount brand-name Eliquis through My Drug Center.

Who makes Eliquis?

Eliquis is a medication co-marketed between two different pharmaceutical companies. Bristol (Bristol-Myers Squibb) is the American pharmaceutical company that manufactures Eliquis, which is widely marketed by Pfizer, an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation. These two companies jointly submitted a new drug application for Eliquis in 2011 and, shortly after, got the approval to market Eliquis in 2012.

Why is Eliquis so expensive?

New medications like Eliquis are usually expensive due to the high cost of researching, developing, and then marketing the new medication. It takes roughly 10 years to get from the point of the initial discovery of the drug to placing it on the market for sale, throughout four different phases of clinical research. On average, it costs around $1-2 billion to research and develop a successful medication. Eliquis isn’t universally expensive; outside of the United States, Eliquis can be found for a much more reasonable price through an online Canadian pharmacy. Our Eliquis blog also discusses cheaper alternatives to Eliquis to bring you affordable treatment.

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