ELIQUIS Reviews

Average Rating: 2.0 (212 Ratings)

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 3  DVT from foot trauma Tired, gassy, gas pains and bloating, diarrhea, anxiety, weight gain (lbs each week), muscle soreness, moodiness and some depression. Thankfully, I only need this for 3 months - due to the nature of my injury. But if I should get another injury of this kind, or develop a blood clot for another reason - I am very concerned about the possibility of needing the drug for an extended period. It would necessitate counseling, serious diet change with the help of a professional, and consultation with a gastroenterologist. I rate it a 3 because it's better than having a stroke or a PE - and the pain and symptoms of my clot were gone w/in 2 days. M 47 7 weeks
5 2X D
11/29/2021
 1  PULMONARY EMBOLISM IN LUNGS PAIN IN MOST OF MY JOINTS ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT WHEN I GO TO BED. THE PAIN IN BOTH LEGS IS SO SEVERE I HAVE TO GET OUT OF BED AND WALK TO EASE THE PAIN. MY HANDS, WRIST AND ELBOWS TINGLE AND HAVE PAIN. MY HIPS AND THE BACK OF MY LEGS ARE SORE. IT'S BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO GET OUT OF A CHAIR OR OUT OF A CAR. MY HAIR IS THINNING AND FEELS DAMAGED. I AM VERY DEPRESSED AND CRY ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT WHEN THE PAIN GET WORSE. I AM ONLY GETTING ABOUT 3-4 HOURS OF SLEEP EACH NIGHT. I DEVELOPED A PULMONARY EMBLOISM IN MY LUNGS BECAUSE OF COVID-19. GETTING OVER COVID WAS DIFFICULT BUT DEALING WITH THE SIDE EFFECTS OF ELIQUIS IS AFFECTING MY QUALITY OF LIFE. I AM WANTING TO GET OFF THIS DRUG AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. F 64 60 days
10 MG 2X D
11/16/2021
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 1   0 days
1X D
11/14/2021
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 1  Cardio Version Both shoulders and arms red and swollen, dizziness, headaches, muscle pains all over body, twitching and random pains, tiredness, blood vessel pain, long lasting dizziness and entire body weakness, greatly increased arthritis pain and swelling, fog brain, and inability to concentrate, for starters. This drug, as are so many others from the drug industry, is poison. It has so many negative side effects as to be a health hazard rivaling the cure. The older established drugs are vastly better. M 67 2 months
5 2X D
11/3/2021
 3  DVT Fatigue, muscle weakness (can't do my normal workout at all), bloating, thirsty all the time, trouble digesting food, lightheaded on standing, increased anxiety, some depression (probably because I feel terrible), insomnia, dull headache, cold all the time My DVT feels better but every other part of my body feels terrible. I was convinced this made me anemic but the CBC came back normal. I can't wait to get off this medication. I wish I had known how horrible I would feel. I would have gone for Coumadin. F 40 6 days
5 mg 2X D
10/26/2021
 1  AFIB Lots of body aches especially neck pain, bloating, gas, flatulence, skipped heart beats, bad headaches, stomach pain and vomiting, very bad back rash and always dizzy! My AFIB was very mild, but because of my age, my cadio decided to start me on Eliquis. I HATE this drug. When I first started on it, I started having bad headaches, but thought nothing of it until I was at my ENT's and I mentioned to her that I had terrible headaches after starting Eliquis and her assistant heard my comment and said that he Mom was having the same problem and she was going to ask her Dr. to take her off of it. I kept with it and shrugged the headaches off and went to see my opthalmologist about the headaches and he could not find anything wrong. I even went to see my personal physician because of the terrible body aches and he could not find anything wrong with me. I jumped on the web to see what others were saying about Eliquis and was very surprised to see that there are others out there having the same problems. I have an appt today with my cardio and am asking him to stop taking Eliquis, my body pains and dizzyness are getting worse!! I would not recommend this drug. F 72 1 years
5mg 2X D
10/22/2021
 1  LAA ablated for atrial flutter My body is coming apart. Athletic lift weights walk cycle. Both shoulders hurt. Low back pain. Getting tendonitis. Quad leg muscles sore. This all started after 4 months so its weird M 68 6 months
5 2X D
10/16/2021
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 1  Past PE and hip replacement My feet and legs burn, tingle and are numb. Can't sleep at night because of this and also feeling anxious F 62 0 days
5 2X D
10/10/2021
 1  A-fib Fatigue, foggy thinking, morning anxiety, leg numbness, muscle twitching, joint pain, hair loss, mood swings and headache. I tried this before and was told the symptoms were from something else, doctors don't want to say it's the drug. Now I am getting off of it. F 71 7 months
5mg 2X D
10/8/2021
 4  Stroke and PE Brain fog, headaches, random sharp pain in joints and muscles, lack of sex drive, mild fatigue. Tried Warfarin (was being tested for APS), but couldn't get my PTT stabilized. Too many restrictions while on it, so switched to Xarelto. Xarelto immediately caused fatigue and sore throats. Chose Eliquis because I have more energy and feel more normal on it. Hoping side effects lessen as time goes on, as I have to be on blood thinners for rest of life. M 53 3 months
5 mg 2X D
10/7/2021
 4  DVT left leg & stomach Extreme joint pain in both legs, low back ache both sides, extreme numbness left foot (some numbness right foot). Can only take Tylenol for pain - doesn't work. Have 2 needed surgeries coming up, have dental work need immediately, but need to go off Eliquis. Need authorization from Doctor who put me on Eliquis & confirmation letter from my Hematologist to go off Eliquis for at least 3 days. Life was so much better before Eliquis & getting blood clots. I controlled my live now I am being controlled, but I am alive (if you want to call this living). F 69 5 months
5 2X D
9/19/2021
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 1  Afib Tingling of lower extremities, back and knee pain, dizziness, light-headed, fatigue Don't take it M 68 45 days
5 mg 2X D
9/17/2021
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 1  Dvt Severe shortness of breath, fatigue, weight gain. Have had chest CT was clear, cardio cath was clear, tons of blood work, clear. I'm sick of feeling this way. Now they want me to go to a pulmonary specialist. I never felt like this. Won't lower dosage either. Ugh! F 65 90 days
10 1X D
9/16/2021
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 1  Heart replacement Shortness of breath weak feeling in lower legs and feet First month on eliquis was ok then started shortness of breath, few weeks later weak feet and lower legs , confusion, pee about every hr. at night M 69 80 days
5mg 2X D
8/27/2021
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 1  DVT and PE Following DVT and PE, I was also found to have Leiden V. I suffer severe breathlessness, debilitating fatigue, back pain, severe headaches daily, dizziness, burning sensation in my toes, weight gain and inability to lose despite strict dieting, hair thinning, insomnia. My GP has never linked any of these conditions with Eliquis and is actually dismissive of them. I suspect my blood clots etc occurred because I had had pneumonia, was in an induced coma and intubated but was not given treatment to prevent clots whilst hospitalized or post discharge (I had injections daily for 15 days post knee replacement surgery the year before). If it was not for my raised risk of stroke, I would stop taking Eliquis. It is ruining my quality of life. F 62 17 months
5mg 2X D
8/21/2021
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 2  Blood clot in lung Constipation, weight gain, pressure in eyes, headaches and back pain. Going to see if I can try something else. Lots nausea too. F 62 10 days
2X D
8/19/2021
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 3  DVT & PE Leg aches, soreness, burning toes, poor circulation, hair loss and thinning, weight gain, abdominal bloating, swelling in lower legs and feet, and tired. It helped save my life but starred feeling bad after a couple months. Bloating and weight gain started almost immediately after taking. I developed pericarditis after being on eliquis. Not sure if related. F 51 5 months
30mg 2X D
8/14/2021
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 1  Had a ta Skipped heartbeats M 67 0 months
5 mg 2X D
8/12/2021
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 1  Calf DVT Frequent urination almost hourly during the night, red itchy rashes both forearms, gas, easy bruising, mild headache for a person who NEVER got headaches all his life. All of these went away within 36 hours of stopping Eliquis. Absolutely despise this drug. Would never take or recommend Eliquis. I tapered off it ‘against medical advice’ early (was told I might have to take it ‘for life’) and instead increased daily water intake, eliminated all high oil fatty processed foods, added more daily speed walks to my exercise regimen—all of which I believe have a blood thinning and anti-clot effect. M 72 6 weeks
5 MG 2X D
7/27/2021
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 1  Cardioversion & 9/14 ablation Tired lethargic sleepy lack energy M 67 60 days
5 mg x 2 2X D
7/23/2021
  

ELIQUIS  (APIXABAN):  Apixaban is used to prevent serious blood clots from forming due to a certain irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) or after hip/knee replacement surgery. With atrial fibrillation, part of the heart does not beat the way it should. This can lead to blood clots forming, which can travel to other parts of your body (such as the lungs or legs) or increase your risk for stroke. In the United States, apixaban is also approved to treat certain types of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis-DVT, pulmonary embolus-PE) and to prevent them from forming again. Apixaban is an anticoagulant that works by blocking certain clotting proteins in your blood.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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