Apirax is a prescription medicine used to:
Apixaban is a selective inhibitor of FXa. Apixaban inhibits free and clot-bound FXa and indirectly inhibits platelet aggregation induced by thrombin. By inhibiting FXa, apixaban decreases thrombin generation and thrombus development.
reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people who have a medical condition called atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem. With atrial fibrillation, part of the heart does not beat the way it should. This can lead to the formation of blood clots, which can travel to the brain, causing a stroke, or to other parts of the body .
treat blood clots in the veins of your legs (deep vein thrombosis or DVT) or lungs (pulmonary embolism or PE)
reduce the risk of blood clots happening again in people who continue to be at risk for DVT or PE after receiving treatment for blood clots for at least 6 months
help prevent a blood clot in the legs and lungs of people who have just had hip or knee replacement surgery
If you miss a dose of APIRAX, take it as soon as you remember, and do not take more than one dose at the same time.