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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
I'm afraid not : If you have atrial fibrillation better use an anticoagulant, Eliquis. Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatlet drug, two different mechanisms, discuss w ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Data still coming in: To date most information favors Eliquis over Plavix (clopidogrel) in several studies mainly having to do with atrial fibrillation. Data on your partic ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Do not change the medication or dose of the medication, without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. It is not a do it yourself issue.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Shouldn't be related: Eliquis is a blood thinner and should not cause an elevation in your creatinine level. Creatinine levels can be affected by your hydration at the time ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ethan Levine
22 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: CYP3A4 is the main metabolic pathway. There is a lesser contribution from other Cytochrome systems as well
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Headache is not a: common side effect to Eliquis. Perhaps the stress and concern you have with a new medication is enough to give you a mild headache. If it persists for ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
No change?: I am thinking that without any active trauma the levels should stay stable. But, if anything it should go up, not down. If there is a concern the dis ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
41 years experience Family Medicine
Probably so: Most likely, you'll see speedier clot resolution on the Eliquis than not. Best to you! (Warm sits baths will also help a lo).
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You can, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, especially anticoagulants as Eliquis, wish you well
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
15 years experience Pharmacology
Chia seeds: There have been reports of chia seeds when eaten in large quantities may cause "blood thinning" or increase bleeding risks. Eliquis may caus ... Read More

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