↓ 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.