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What is Apixaban used for?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: ↓ blood clotting

Apixaban inhibits clot formation.
Rxed because of evidence/concern of forming clots inside blood vessels, not just at blood vessel breaks, thus bleeding is ?ed because slows clotting at all locations. It does NOT thin blood; blood viscosity does not change & does not dissolve exiting clots. The TEG machine, see: http://goo.gl/XxOW9c, is the most effective device for checking clotting/response.

In brief: ↓ blood clotting

Apixaban inhibits clot formation.
Rxed because of evidence/concern of forming clots inside blood vessels, not just at blood vessel breaks, thus bleeding is ?ed because slows clotting at all locations. It does NOT thin blood; blood viscosity does not change & does not dissolve exiting clots. The TEG machine, see: http://goo.gl/XxOW9c, is the most effective device for checking clotting/response.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Apixaban

To reduce risk of stroke & blood clots in people with Atrial Fibrillation not due to heart valve problems.

In brief: Apixaban

To reduce risk of stroke & blood clots in people with Atrial Fibrillation not due to heart valve problems.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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