Apixaban: Mechanism of Action & Pharmacokinetics


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What is the mechanism of action of Apixaban?

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1. In the coagulation cascade, which factor does the Apixaban inhibit?

2. Where is Apixaban primarily absorbed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How does apixaban work? How is it metabolized? These are just two of the several facts you will need to know about this subject in order to successfully answer all the questions appearing in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your ability to do the following:

  • Describe apixaban's mechanism of action
  • Identify what factor apixaban inhibits
  • Discuss where this drug is absorbed
  • Name where apixaban is metabolized
  • List elimination sites for this drug

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about this drug's mechanism of action and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the metabolization of this drug
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where apixaban is absorbed and eliminated

Additional Learning

You can easily learn more about this drug by referring to the lesson titled Apixaban: Mechanism of Action & Pharmacokinetics. You will review such facts as:

  • The steps of the clotting process
  • What pharmacokinetics refers to
  • How apixaban is taken
  • Which doses apixaban comes in
  • How much of the drug binds to protein
  • The initial and post-administration half-lives of apixaban