Prescription Drug Coverage

Eliquis Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Eliquis. Learn more about Eliquis and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Apixaban

Typical dosage: 5mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Eliquis is a medication typically used for the prevention and/or treatment of blood clots. It is currently only available as brand name and is an oral tablet.

Eliquis is a prescription medication that contains the active ingredient Apixaban. It is an oral medication taken twice daily for prevention or treatment of blood clots in patients with or without atrial fibrillation.

Eliquis inhibits clotting factor Xa and inhibits platelet activation and fibrin clot formation.

The most common side effects of Eliquis include bleeding and bruising easily.

How much does Eliquis cost with Medicare?

Eliquis coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Eliquis?

According to GoodRx, 99% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Eliquis in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Eliquis include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2024 Medicare Advantage plans include prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Eliquis. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

While many patients can safely use Eliquis, it is not currently recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It is important to tell any doctor you visit that you are on a blood thinning medication, especially before any surgery, medical or dental procedure.

Your risk of bleeding may be increased if you are taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen or naproxen) or warfarin, along with other prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Talk to your doctor about your medications before starting Eliquis.

If you take Eliquis, do not stop taking it without talking to a doctor. Stopping Eliquis inappropriately may increase the risk of stroke.

If you are taking Eliquis, call your doctor immediately if you experience unusual signs of bleeding. This includes bleeding that lasts a long time, severe bleeding, pink or red-colored urine, red or black stools and vomiting blood or a substance that looks similar to coffee grounds. Eliquis is not indicated for patients with artificial heart valves or have problems with abnormal bleeding.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.

Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Eliquis. Retrieved November 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 15, 2023). Medicare Advantage 2024 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.