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If I Switch From Pradaxa To Eliquis Can I Do So Without A Waiting Period
Stopped taking Diltiazem for 3 weeks to see if could do without.. but historic symptoms have returned, can I just start taking them again?
Diltiszem: You should be able to go back to it. You should let your Dr know what happened. ...Read more
I am on warfarin for a second uedvt. I will be on blood thinners indefinately. I want to get pregnant. What are my options?
There are: Options but its complex due to need for anticoagulants...Recommend consultation with a high risk ob/gyn. ...Read more
I am currently taking nordette and i want to stop them after i finish the pack.. the doctor recommended that i take them for 3 months, as i was spotting and bleeding. i want to know if i stop them, is there any possiblity that i can start bleeding again
Ans: Yes for the hormones will need to balance again. Eventually you will regulate ...Read more
How long does ritalin stay in your system after you stop taking the medication? I was put on it for a few days but stopped due to the side effects. I am starting a new job and will be drug tested next week and am worried if I need to tell them or not.
Very short: The half life of Ritalin (methylphenidate) is quite short. If you have stopped taking the drug after a few days, and your test is not for a few more days, chances are you will not test positive. It would be wise, however, to be upfront about any current medications you are taking when you submit your sample. ...Read more
I am 16, and have an irregular period. I want to go on the pill but I have the DVT gene. How safe is it go on the pill or do u have any alternatives?
Increased risk: You definitely are at increased risk for development of a blood clot with use of any type of hormonal therapy for an irregular period. I would suggest a consultation with a hematologist that specializes in clotting disorders to outline your exact risk based on what gene you carry and other life factors (for instance, do you ever smoke?). Not lots of alternatives other than hormonal therapy. ...Read more
I've PCOS, do i have to wait for period to start BC pill? If no, then how long until I am protected from pregnancy? And if yes, the same question. Ty!
What is the best way to taper off cellcept 500 mg 2x day do I need to taper can I stop cold turkey. My doctor said I could just stop but I want to get a second opinion if possible thanksi've been taking it for two months for a contact dermatitis thanks?
After being on omeprazole for nearly three months, I've been told to switch to lansoprazole. Can I do this immediately? Or do I have to phase out the omeprazole first?
Easy..: Do next dose switch.......they are of the same class of med. ...Read more
Why is it taking so long to get an answer from someone? Asked a question a number of hours ago and still have no reply. Did i not do something correct? Should i ask again or wait somemore?
As : As usual, dr. Fowler is right on with her answer. At the moment, i'm between patients myself witting a quick response. I actually never heard of this site until a few days ago, and i think it's going to take time before more doctors are aware of this and participate in answering questions. I also think a lot of doctors tend to only look at their area of practice or interest, not every single question that's posted. I also don't have any means by which to cross-reference your original question, so i can't give you any advice. Perhaps you should re-post your question so it appears again, so doctors who might have missed it but were willing to post an answer can get another crack at it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have intermittent AFIB and want to know if I should take more than low dose aspirin before flying.
Prevent stroke: I presume you had atrial fibrillation or flutter. If this is the case, a minimum of one month of anticoagulation ( blood thinning) is critical. When you are in these rhythms, your atria are not contracting and it might take a week or two before they start, in the meantime, a clot can still form and then travel to your brain (stroke). Anticoagulation after one month depends on many other factors ...Read more
I gave birth three weeks ago and got nur isterate injection. I would like to know how long it will take to wear off and if there is anything i can do?
Depi provera (medroxyprogesterone): What you received is a Progesterone based injectable contraception. It is efficacious for three months as far as contraception is concerned. But it's effect may last longer. Average length for return of fertility after depot nuristerate injection is 6-9 months . After the injection there is nothing to do except you have symptoms. I hope this answers your questions. Good luck. ...Read more
What do I do? I am on life long warfarin and can not come off it. Can i just switch to fragmin (dalteparin)?
If something requires you to be 18 to take it would it hurt you if you take it before that age could you die? For instance I am 16 and i weigh 150 i would like to weigh 120 i was loooking at these diet pills but they say you need to be 18 or older if i di
Hello, : Hello, it doesn't necessarily mean that you would die, but age parameters are there for a reason. It is always worrisome when girls your age begin taking diet pills because they are not happy with their appearance. It would be far healthier to work with a nutritionist to see where you fall on the charts (looking at your height, weight and body type). A nutritionist could help you to develop a healthy plan to maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more
I had a period n i bled for two weeks straight had to use an nsaid to stop it .what could be the reason for such bleeding n what can i do.
?: More info needed. Is this the first episode ?Other medical is surges? ...Read more
How long do I need to take fiber supplements to make sure my constipation doesn't return? I used to be constipated and my doctor had me take fiber, then it went away. When can I stop taking it and not be at risk of having constipation again?
Do I have to stop taking my medication before having facial peels? I am currently taking the anti-anxiety pills called celexa, and I do not want to go too many days without using it. If I have to stop taking this before my facial peels, how many days will
In the pharma war among, warfarin, pradaxa, xarelto, eliquis(fda pending), which one is safest and most effective for cad/pad from a medical view?
Debatable: Warfarin is safe, but requires blood checks to make sure anticoagulation is within range. It also can be reversed in case of hemorrhage fairly easily. Pradaxa, xarelto, and Eliquis are called factor x inhibitors and don't require blood testing and are safe; however, they can't be reversed in case of an unexpected hemorrhage so there is some risk associated with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can you wait to go to the ER if you are in afib if your heartrate is under 100 and you are on pradaxa?
Check with MD: You should not stop this medication without discussing this with your presscribing doctor. You could suffer harm coming off this anti-coagulant. You are on it for a reason and should stay on it until other arrangements or advise is given. See your prescribing doctor very soon to discuss the pros and cons of this medication and the alternatives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pradaxa: Pradaxa is an oral blood clotting preventer. The biggest side effect is bleeding which can be fatal. The person can bleed to death or bleed into the brain and die that way. This side effect is a property of all the blood clotting preventing drugs(anticoagulants)and is not unique to pradaxa. ...Read more
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Variable: Ultimately depends on who's doing the procedure however underlying kidney function and bleeding risk of surgery or procedure helps determining timing. Anywhere from 24 hours in low risk surgery with normal kidney function to 4 days for higher risk surgery in compromised kidney function. Probably in your case about 48 hours but check with your own doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty good, but...: They are essentially equivalent in thinning the blood to replace coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but they require twice daily dosing. Yes, you don't have to get your blood tested like you do with coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but if you have a bad bleed, there is no antidote for either you mentioned, like there is for coumadin (warfarin). So one must weigh the risks vs. The benefits, as we do everyday in medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are pradaxa and rivaroxaban satisfactory replacements for warfarin if it's not readily available?
What pradaxa dosage which can combine with Cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg 1x per day? is it safe to combine it?
Safe.: Commonly used together. No significant issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
Trying to decide whether to take pradaxa or xarelto. Are there any differences in side effect / bleeding risk?
Similar: Both anticoagulants have lower risks of bleeding compared to Coumadin (warfarin) and both are indicated for atrial fib and DVT and pulmonary embolism. The 2 drugs have different mechanisms of anticoagulation but their side effects are similar. Xarelto is once/dat and Pradaxa twice a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im switching from pradaxa to warfarin because of the high cost of pradaxa and the fact that no antidote exists. Good move or not?
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