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Aspirin vs. Eliquis

Are Aspirin and Eliquis the Same Thing?

Aspirin and Eliquis (apixaban) are used to prevent blood clots, and to reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

Aspirin is also used to treat fever, pain, and inflammation in the body.

Aspirin and Eliquis belong to different drug classes. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and Eliquis is an anticoagulant (blood thinner).

Brand names for aspirin include Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, and Bufferin.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Aspirin?

Common side effects of Aspirin include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Eliquis ?

Common side effects of Eliquis include:

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Eliquis including easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), bleeding from wounds or needle injections, any bleeding that will not stop; heavy menstrual periods; headache, dizziness, weakness, feeling like you might pass out; red, pink, or brown urine; black or bloody stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness (especially in your legs and feet); or loss of movement in any part of your body.

What is Aspirin?

Aspirin (aspirin) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed for treating fever, pain, inflammation in the body, prevention of blood clots, and reduction of the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

What is Eliquis ?

Eliquis (apixaban) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that reduces blood clotting and reduces the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

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What Drugs Interact With Aspirin?

Drug interactions include Eskalith, Lithobid (lithium), Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate), Coumadin (warfarin), antidepressants, and other salicylates. Use of Bayer Aspirin during pregnancy may have adverse effects in the fetus. It should be used during pregnancy only when the benefits outweigh the risks. Aspirin is excreted into breast milk and may cause adverse effects in the infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Eliquis ?

Eliquis may interact with blood thinners and heparin, antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungals, antithrombotics, bone marrow stimulants, bosentan, conivaptan, cyclosporine, dextran, heart or blood pressure medications, hepatitis C medications, HIV/AIDS medications, imatinib, isoniazid, nefazodone, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine, salicylates (such as aspirin, Pepto-Bismol, and others), seizure medications, St. John's wort, thrombopoietic growth factors, or vasodilators.

How Should Aspirin Be Taken?

Bayer Aspirin dose ranges from 50 mg to 6000 mg daily.

How Should Eliquis Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Eliquis for most patients is 5 mg taken orally twice daily.

The recommended dose of Eliquis is 2.5 mg twice daily in patients with at least two of the following characteristics:

How Should Pradaxa Be Taken?

The usual recommended dose of Pradaxa is 150 mg taken orally, twice daily Pradaxa is administered in capsule form.

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References


Bayer. Aspirin Product Information.

https://www.bayeraspirin.com/

Eliquis Product Information.

https://www.eliquis.bmscustomerconnect.com/
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