Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet Breastfeeding
For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet and some common side effects associated with Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet.

What is Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet used for?

1.1 Reduction of Risk of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation ELIQUIS ® (apixaban) is indicated to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. 1.2 Prophylaxis of Deep Vein Thrombosis Following Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery ELIQUIS is indicated for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery. 1.3 Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis ELIQUIS is indicated for the treatment of DVT. 1.4 Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism ELIQUIS is indicated for the treatment of PE. 1.5 Reduction in the Risk of Recurrence of DVT and PE ELIQUIS is indicated to reduce the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy.

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet contains Apixaban as active ingredients, . We do not have safety rating of Apixaban but we do have analysis of Apixaban, which is used in manufacturing of Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet. You can get a good idea about Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers It is unknown whether apixaban or its metabolites are excreted in human milk. Rats excrete apixaban in milk (12% of the maternal dose). Women should be instructed either to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue ELIQUIS therapy, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Apixaban while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 503612-47-3

Because no information is available on the use of apixaban during breastfeeding and the drug is orally absorbable, an alternate drug is preferred while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.[1][2][3]

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet?

We are not completely sure about safety of Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please call 911 or contact emergency services in your area.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet, is it safe?

If your doctor considers Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.

If I am using Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not Sure, Please check with your doctor or lactation consultant.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Eliquis | Apixaban Tablet in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week