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These Food and Drinks May Counteract Eliquis

written by Skye Sherman - Aug 29, 2022
medically reviewed by Dr. Christine Bishara, MD - Oct 11, 2022

These Food and Drinks May Counteract Eliquis

Did you know that what you eat and drink can affect the efficacy of your medications? Eliquis (apixaban), also known as Factor Xa (FXa) inhibitor or a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC), is a new oral anticoagulant. Anticoagulants are classes of medications that help to thin the blood in people who are at high risk of developing blood clots. Eliquis does not interact with any food or drinks, and it does not interact with vitamin K, but what you consume can affect how well Eliquis works. While taking Eliquis, you should:

• Avoid alcohol

• Avoid high-fat foods

• Avoid grapefruit and any grapefruit products

• Limit caffeine

• Garlic, ginger, green tea, and turmeric may affect platelet function and clotting

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is recommended always, but especially while taking Eliquis. Keep in mind that Eliquis may have other interactions. Before you start taking Eliquis, it's imperative that you talk with your physician or healthcare provider and let them know if you are taking any herbs, medications, supplements, or vitamins. is your one-stop Canadian online pharmacy shop where you can buy Eliquis and save money and time.



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