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I am taking apixaban ( 3 mths ) for AF ( changed from Warfarin ) - both 'scary' drugs. Your views please on Vit E Quinone 2 as alternative?
↓ blood clotting: Apixaban inhibits clot formation. Rxed because of evidence/concern of forming clots inside blood vessels, not just at blood vessel breaks, thus bleeding is ?ed because slows clotting at all locations. It does NOT thin blood; blood viscosity does not change & does not dissolve exiting clots. The TEG machine, see: http://goo.gl/XxOW9c, is the most effective device for checking clotting/response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best resource for: this information is to look up the PI (Prescribing Information), FDA approved summary of research & clinical trial data on agent, available at: http://packageinserts.bms.com/pi/pi_eliquis.pdf. One can usually find this information at the brand name website (before patent expires) or http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/default.htm & search. Keep in mind: responses not due to agent also listed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eliquis: There should be no meaningful changeGet a more detailed answer ›
Bad practice: The various state medical boards require physicians to have an existing relationship with a patient, a retrievable record of any encounter, recent medical history & vital signs to prescribe any treatment. Failure to have any of these can result in loss or restriction of medical license for dangerous practices. Why would you expect any doc to put their livelihood on the line for your convenience? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking Apixaban 2.5mg twice which cause increase in s.cr for my father from 1.7 ti 2.1 back to 1.6 when stop it now taking xalerto is it okalternative?
Xeralto: Xeralto is a fine akternativeGet a more detailed answer ›
I have AF and taking apixaban and sotalol, is it safe to take Magnesium taurate, if so what dosage can I take per day?
AF ≈CAD/CHF of atria: Heart problems most commonly driven by unhealthy lipoproteins (Hi-LDL, low Large HDL; NOT cholesterol), above low normal blood glucose, smoking, SBP >120 mmHg, etc. yet typically only treated as a symptom (vs. result of underlying drivers; http://goo.gl/Blh6rW). Study: http://www.rxlist.com/betapace-drug.htm, http://www.rxlist.com/betapace-af-drug.htm & seek better help worthy your trust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have AF and taking apixaban and sotalol, is it safe to take Magnesium taurate, if so what dosage can I take per day.
I'm on Apixaban twice a day for clots on the lungs was diagnosed 3 months ago but still feeling rotten now my hemotologist has put me on flucloxacilli?
I do not: know why your hematologist is treating you with antibiotics thus more information is needed but I can say that the blood clots (pulmonary emboli) are a sign of other medical issues and the combination of these could make you continue to feel "rotten"!!!!! Speak with your hematologist (blood clotting expert) about how you feel and do not hesitate to tell him/her about your continuing symptoms! Z ...Read more
Warfarine vs xalerto 15 vs Apixaban 2.5 for paroxysmal afib(s.cr2)which one to use although war is nephrosafe but risk of bleeding and other problems ?
Anticoagulants: The final answer to this remains to be determined. BOTH are equal in efficacy at prevention of stroke for atrial fib. Xeralto. Is more convenient as no PT one needed to monitor, but if bleeding complication no easy reversal agent and it is expensive. Coumadin (warfarin) well established and easy to reverse, however rregular monitoring necessary. However with home monitoring units this is less of an issu ...Read more
What is the recommended blood thinners for 72 yr male with hypertension (Apixaban) or combined antiplatlet (A&P)which regime is more safe andeffective?
Usually not: Most practitioners who perform that procedure instruct the pt to d/c the drug several days before. These days, anyone who does that procedure is expected to have a written protocol that includes such details. If you're not asked whether you're on apixaban or other antithrombotics before the procedure & aren't given preprocedure & aftercare printed instructions, call a big time out. ...Read more