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Apixaban is a medication primarily used to prevent and treat blood clots. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anticoagulants or blood thinners, more specifically to the factor Xa inhibitors medication class.
This means that it works by directly targeting and inhibiting factor Xa, a critical enzyme in the blood clotting process. By doing this, apixaban reduces the formation of blood clots.
The primary purpose of apixaban is to prevent strokes and blood clots in individuals with certain heart rhythm disorders, particularly atrial fibrillation, which is not caused by heart valve problems.
It may also be prescribed for the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). DVT refers to a condition where blood clots form in the deep veins of the body, usually in the legs, while PE occurs when a clot breaks free and lodges in the lungs, which can be life-threatening.
Apixaban is particularly beneficial as it requires less monitoring compared to other anticoagulants, like warfarin, and has fewer dietary restrictions. This makes it easier to manage for many patients.
It typically comes in the form of oral tablets, making it convenient for patients to take at home. The dosage and duration of treatment with apixaban depend on the condition being treated and the individual patient’s characteristics, such as kidney function and risk factors for bleeding.
As with all anticoagulants, the major risk associated with apixaban is bleeding.
While taking apixaban, it is essential to follow the prescribed dosage and your healthcare provider’s instructions carefully. It is also important to inform all healthcare providers, dentists, and pharmacists that you are taking this medication, as it may interact with other drugs.
In the United States, apixaban is available under the following brand names:
Common side effects associated with apixaban may include:
- Mild rash
- Feeling light-headed
More serious side effects which should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:
- Easy bruising
- Unusual bleeding
- Brown, pink, or bloody urine
- Black or bloody stools
- Heavy vaginal bleeding
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Trouble breathing
- Chest pains
- Swelling of the face or tongue
The above lists of possible side effects associated with apixaban are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking apixaban, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.
Frequently Asked Questions About Apixaban
Do You Need a Prescription for Apixaban?
Yes, apixaban is a prescription medication and it is not available over-the-counter. This means that you will need to have a valid prescription from a licensed healthcare provider to obtain this medication.
Can You Get an Online Prescription for Apixaban?
Yes, you can get a prescription for apixaban online from DrHouse. Our licensed healthcare providers can review your medical history and current medications to determine if apixaban is the right medication for you. If approved, they will issue a prescription that can be filled at a pharmacy of your choice.
Can I Get a Prescription Refill for Apixaban From DrHouse?
Yes, if you have previously been prescribed apixaban and need a refill, you can easily start a virtual consultation with one of our licensed physicians at DrHouse. Your provider will review your medical history and assess your current condition to determine the appropriate course of action. If a refill is deemed necessary, the physician will write a new prescription for you and send it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
For more detailed information about apixaban, you can refer to the following sources:
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Frequently asked questions
Can I Get a New Prescription or Refill an Existing One Through DrHouse?
Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.
Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.
What Medications Can't be Prescribed Online By DrHouse?
There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.
How Do I Get an Online Prescription from DrHouse?
With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:
- Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
- Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
- Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
- Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
- A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
- If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
- Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.
DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.
For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.
What Will My Appointment for a New Prescription or Refill Look Like?
During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.
The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.
You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.
Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.
How Long Does It Get To Get a Prescription Online With DrHouse?
With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.
Is It Safe to Get an Online Prescription from DrHouse?
Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.
All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.
We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.
Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.
How Much Does DrHouse Cost?
DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.
The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.
To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page
Does DrHouse Accept Insurance?
Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.
What Is DrHouse’s Prescription Refill Policy?
Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.
DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.
DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.
In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.
DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.