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Eliquis (apixaban) is a product of Bristol-Meyers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc. This oral anticoagulant has been linked to dangerous hemorrhaging in patients. If you or a loved one was seriously injured after taking Eliquis, speak with our national drug injury lawyers at BPB about your case as soon as possible.
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What Is Eliquis?
Blood thinning medications such as Eliquis are used to prevent dangerous clots from forming in the bloodstream.
Two potential uses include:
- Preventing blood clots following a hip replacement surgery or a knee replacement surgery. These surgeries typically require a long rest and recovery period that may last months, requiring patients to be more or less sedentary and raising their risk for developing blood clots.
- Preventing blood clots / stroke in patients who have an irregular heartbeat or “atrial fibrillation.”
In December 2012, Eliquis received approval from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Like other blood thinning medications, Eliquis works by preventing the body’s natural clotting mechanism. This puts patients on anticoagulants at risk for dangerous hemorrhaging.
Older medications such as Coumadin offer an antidote to this problem: Vitamin K may be used to reverse the blood-thinning effects and restore clotting. Eliquis does not have an antidote. Because of this, patients are at risk of uncontrolled bleeding.
Other side effects connected to Eliquis include:
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Internal bleeding
- Blood clots
Why Choose the Eliquis Injury Lawyers at BPB?
Our team at BPB has 150 years of collective experience, and as our founding attorney, Ken Bailey, passes the baton to our team of intelligent, experienced, and effective trial lawyers, BPB looks forward to many years of continuing his legacy.
For more information, call BPB at (888) 367-7160 today and arrange your free case evaluation.