Apixaban (Eliquis)

CAS NO: 503612-47-3
Batch Molecular FormulaC25H25N5O4
Batch Molecular Weight459.497 g/mol
Physical AppearanceWhite to off white Solid
Solubility40-50 μg/ml in 0.9% saline solution
StorageStore at RT
Batch Molecular Structure

Apixaban, commonly known by the brand name Eliquis, is a medication classified as an oral anticoagulant or blood thinner. It is primarily used to prevent and treat conditions related to blood clots. Here are the main uses of Apixaban (Eliquis):

  1. Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Eliquis is commonly prescribed for individuals with atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder, to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism. Atrial fibrillation can lead to the formation of blood clots in the heart, which can travel to the brain and cause a stroke. Eliquis helps prevent the formation of these clots.
  2. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Apixaban is used to treat deep vein thrombosis, a condition where blood clots form in the deep veins, usually in the legs. It is also used to prevent the recurrence of DVT.
  3. Pulmonary Embolism (PE): Eliquis is used in the treatment and prevention of pulmonary embolism, which occurs when a blood clot travels to the lungs and blocks a pulmonary artery.
  4. Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis: In some cases, Eliquis may be prescribed to prevent venous thromboembolism in individuals undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery.
  5. Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: It can also be used for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in individuals with a history of certain types of heart attacks or unstable angina.

Eliquis is known for its convenience as it is taken orally, and it doesn’t require frequent monitoring of blood levels, unlike some other anticoagulants. However, it should be used under the supervision and guidance of a healthcare provider, as it can have potential side effects, and its use may need to be adjusted based on individual factors. Dosing and treatment duration are determined by the specific condition being treated and the patient’s health status. Regular check-ups are typically recommended for those taking Eliquis.


  • Eliquis is also used after hip or knee replacement surgery to prevent a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis(DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
  • Eliquis is also used to treat DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE), and to lower your risk of having a repeat DVTor PE.