Eliquis (apixaban): Made in America; Cheaper Abroad

Written by Gabriel Levitt, MA | Posted September 03, 2019 | Updated May 31, 2022

Eliquis made in the U.S. is sold outside the U.S. for 87% cheaper. And you can easily order it.

Eliquis (apixaban) is manufactured in America. At least some of it is. I’ll explain more below. Since most brand-name drugs sold in the U.S. are not made in the U.S., the fact that Eliquis is made in the USA makes it pretty special. And one would hope that if a drug is made here, it would be cheaper than its cost elsewhere. Not so, especially in America. Sixty tablets of American-made Eliquis 5 mg are available from accredited international online pharmacies at a low cost of about $1 per pill. The cost is $7.85 per pill for Eliquis sold in U.S. pharmacies.

Eliquis (apixaban) Brand Cost: USA vs. International

Drug Strength (Quantity) U.S. Average Retail Price PharmacyChecker U.S. Discount Card Price Canadian Pharmacy Price (with shipping) International Pharmacy Price (with shipping)
Eliquis 5 mg (60 tablets) $556.15  $471.21 $140.89 $74.75

In explaining the manufacturing country or location of Eliquis, you should know that the drug is under a partnership between drug companies Bristol-Myers Squib and Pfizer.

The $1/pill Eliquis is a product of Turkey. You can see below two pictures of Pfizer’s Eliquis with Turkish on the label, as required by law in Turkey. You can make out that it’s made in Puerto Rico, which in case you didn’t know is in America! Bristol-Myers Squibb makes it. Looking on the website of our friends at Bristol-Myers Squibb, I was able to find a picture of the manufacturing plant in Humacao, PR (see below). Looks nice.

What’s most important is that cost doesn’t prohibit you from getting Eliquis, if your provider has prescribed it for you. Eliquis is much cheaper outside the U.S. But you need to get it from a trustworthy, credentialed pharmacy and not get burned by a rogue online pharmacy. PharmacyChecker accredits the best international online pharmacies that serve American consumers to help empower you. And, hey, with Eliquis you could be buying American, even if you get it internationally!  

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Now, where else might Eliquis be made?

We found packaging that indicates the Eliquis sold in the U.S. is a “Product of Ireland” (see below). Go figure!

According to one re-packager, some FDA-approved Eliquis are made in Switzerland. Another label says “MFG: by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.” But according to the company’s website, there is no manufacturing plant in Princeton. Drug companies are not always transparent about where their medications are made.


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I get 180 5 milligrams for 274.00 out on Turkey and slit them in half and take them each day
I was getting them out of turkey also i think i paid the same but with 15.00 added on for freight who are you getting the through
Who makes Eliquis (Apixiban) out of India?
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