Eliquis (apixaban) helps to prevent platelets in your blood from sticking together and forming a blood clot.
Eliquis is used to lower the risk of stroke caused by a blood clot in people with a heart rhythm disorder called Atrial fibrillation
Eliquis is also used after hip or knee replacement surgery to prevent a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
Eliquis is also used to treat DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE), and to lower your risk of having a repeat DVT or PE.
-Prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery.
-Reduction in the risk of recurrence of DVT and PE following initial therapy.