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GENERIC APIXABAN IS HERE!

January 20, 2020 / ERIC CHRISTIANSON

The FDA has recently approved two generic versions of apixaban and from the amount of apixaban I’m seeing used in clinical practice, this is a great thing for overall healthcare and drug costs. Here’s the FDA’s statement. Because of this switch to generic apixaban availability as well as the recent 2019 atrial fibrillation guidelines, I anticipate apixaban use to dominate other anticoagulants. Apixaban is not without clinical quirks. Here are a couple of common issues that may come up with apixaban.