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Understanding your Eliquis treatment plan

What is Eliquis?

Eliquis is an anti-clotting agent that helps to prevent some substances from forming clots within your blood vessels. Eliquis protects the body from the risk of stroke that may be caused by blood clots, particularly with people who may have atrial fibration.

Eliquis can be used to prevent post-operative blood clots after knee surgery. It prevents deep vein thrombosis and protects against pulmonary embolism. It can be used in the treatment of these conditions as well.

What should you know before taking Eliquis

Eliquis may cause a clot in the spinal region in people who may have a spinal defect, those who are undergoing a spinal tap and those who may receive some form of spinal anesthesia, which might cause permanent paralysis.

Before taking Eliquis, you should consider your medical history for any liver or kidney diseases. It is not recommended for people over 80 years, as …