Does Eliquis (Apixaban) prevent blood clots in my legs or lungs better than warfarin?
MedHead Confidence Score: 8
Amount Saved: $450 per month cost of Eliquis v. warfarin
Eliquis does no better for preventing a blood clot in your legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism) than warfarin, which costs $4 per month. Warfarin DOES require monitoring, but the lab tests can be very cheap. Warfarin may slightly cause more bleeding, but not enough usually to warrant a difference of $5,400 per year!
1. Giugliano RP, Ruff CT, Braunwald E, et al. Edoxaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation. N Engl J Med 2013;369:2093-104. 2. https://www.goodrx.com/eliquis 2. https://www.goodrx.com/warfarin