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A 70-year-old male asked:

I am taking apixaban ( 3 mths ) for af ( changed from warfarin ) - both 'scary' drugs. your views please on vit e quinone 2 as alternative?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Not blood thinners: This is not a blood thinner. I don't recommend it at all.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Data: there is good data showing the benefit of apixaban and warfarin in AF. Vit E lacks that kind of data and can't be considered an evidence based alternative. All medications have risk associated. Discussion with your Doc is appropriate.
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Last updated Aug 10, 2015

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