Apigat 2.5 Tablet is a medicine known as an anticoagulant or blood thinner. It helps prevent and treat blood clots. It prevents and treats clot formation in the veins of your legs, lungs, brain, and heart. It is used to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Apigat 2.5 Tablet is commonly used in patients with irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) to prevent clot formation. It also reduces the risk of getting clots in people who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgeries. It can be taken with or without food and it is best to take them at the same time each day. You may need to take this medicine for many years, even for life in some cases.
Do not stop taking it or change the dose without guidance from your doctor. It could quickly put you more at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or thrombosis (formation of a blood clot within a blood vessel). You can reduce your risk of having a blood clot by making changes to your lifestyle, such as not smoking, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and losing weight if you need to.
The most common side effect of Apigat 2.5 Tablet is bleeding more easily than normal, for example, having nosebleeds or bruising. If you experience any symptoms, tell your doctor immediately. Other side effects include low blood pressure, nausea, and skin rash.
Do not take this medicine if you have severe kidney or liver problems, if you are currently bleeding, or if you are taking other medicines to reduce blood clotting. You should not breastfeed while using this medicine. Unlike other anticoagulants, a regular blood test (PT-INR) is not required while taking this medicine.
BENEFITS OF APIGAT TABLET
In Treatment and prevention of Blood clots
Formation of blood clots blocks one or more veins, usually in your legs. Apigat 2.5 Tablet is used to prevent formation of blood clots near the surface of your skin. It dissolves the clots and also relieves pain and inflammation by increasing the blood flow. This improves the overall healing process. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. The condition usually improves on its own in some time. Additionally, the doctor might recommend applying heat to the painful area, elevating the affected leg, using an over-the-counter painkiller and possibly wearing compression stockings.
HOW TO USE APIGAT TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Apigat 2.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW APIGAT TABLET WORKS
Apigat 2.5 Tablet is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It works by preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Apigat 2.5 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Apigat 2.5 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Apigat 2.5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Apigat 2.5 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Apigat 2.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Apigat 2.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Apigat 2.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Apigat 2.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Apigat 2.5 Tablet dose adjustment may not be needed in patients with the mild liver disease.
Interaction with drugs
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE APIGAT TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Apigat 2.5 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Apigat
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Blood in urine
Q. Can I cut the tablet of Apigat 2.5 Tablet?
If you have difficulty swallowing the whole tablet, the tablet may be crushed and mixed with water, or 5% dextrose in water, or apple juice or apple puree. Remember to crush the medicine just before you take it.
Q. What if I miss a dose of Apigat 2.5 Tablet?
If a dose is missed, the patient should take Apigat 2.5 Tablet immediately and then continue with twice daily intake as before.
Q. What are the side effects of taking Apigat 2.5 Tablet?
Apigat 2.5 Tablet may cause bleeding in eyes, stomach, nose, etc and anemia which may cause tiredness or paleness. It may also lower your blood pressure which may make you faint or have a quickened heartbeat and nausea. Blood tests may show an increase in gamma glutamyltransferase (GGT), which may be due to liver problems.
Q. What is Apigat 2.5 Tablet used for?
Apigat 2.5 Tablet is used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation. In atrial fibrillation, the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes. Apigat 2.5 Tablet also helps to reduce the risk of forming a blood clot in the legs and lungs of people who have just had hip or knee replacement surgery and treat blood clots in the veins of your legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism), and reduce the risk of them occurring again.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.