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A 71-year-old male asked:

New anticoagulants,is one more likely to have serious bleeds with them than warferin? thanks

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Not really: All anticoagulants increase the bleeding risk. The new anticoagulants (Xarelto, Eliquis) do not appear to increase bleeding risk more than Coumadin (warfarin). But there are no specific antidotes available for newer anticoagulants. This could be a concern sometimes.
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