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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?

I am taking apixaban (3 mths) for AF (changed from Warfarin) - both 'scary' drugs. Your views please on Vit E Quinone 2 as alternative?

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. ...Read more

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What med/s can I take to replace eliquis?

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. ...Read more

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Createnaine checked befor put on elequis and it was a normal 1.32. 14 days later checked it was not normal 1.7. Could eliquis cause spike that fast?

Createnaine checked befor put on elequis and it was a normal 1.32. 14 days later checked it was not normal 1.7. Could eliquis cause spike that fast?

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 of testing and other medications like water pills etc. If it continues to go up, then this is a problem and needs rot be evaluated for other causes. ...Read more

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Just took my first 5mg dose of Eliquis 3 hours ago. Developed mild headache. Should this be cause for concern? At which point should it be checked?

Just took my first 5mg dose of Eliquis 3 hours ago. Developed mild headache. Should this be cause for concern? At which point should it be checked?

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 a few more days or worsens then contact your health care provider and explain your concerns. ...Read more

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What is Apixaban used for?

What is Apixaban used for?

↓ 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 more

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Can children take Apixaban?

Can children take Apixaban?

Apixaban: Use of apixaban in pediatric patients has not been approved, it is considered an off-label use. This doesn't mean it won't be approved in the future but indications for anticoagulation in pediatrics patients aren't common so testing for approval may not be done ...Read more

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Who should not use Apixaban?

Who should not use Apixaban?

Apixaban: "Eliquis is contraindicated in patients with the following conditions: Active pathological bleeding &
Severe hypersensitivity reaction to Eliquis (e.g., anaphylactic reactions). " See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/eliquis. Html ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat chia seeds if I take eliquis?

Is it safe to eat chia seeds if I take eliquis?

Chia seeds: There have been reports of chia seeds when eaten in large quantities may cause "blood thinning" or increase bleeding risks. Eliquis may cause increase of bleeding risks. Thus, consume chia seeds in moderation and be on the lookout for any signs or symptoms of bleeding from Eliquis. ...Read more

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Hello I would like to get a tattoo but I am on eliquis so I'm not sure if I am able to.?

Hello I would like to get a tattoo but I am on eliquis so I'm not sure if I am able to.?

You will probably: Have more bleeding. I doubt this would pose a serious health risk, but it might be harder to do the tattoo. Also, pigments could possibly leach out and degrade the quality. Plus, it might be difficult to maintain the tattoo bandage. Ask your doctor if they think it would be safe to stop the Eliquis two days before. If not, a tattoo might come out fine, but accept there may be issues. ...Read more

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How effective is Apixaban for treating stroke?

How effective is Apixaban for treating stroke?

Apixaban: Apixaban can be beneficial to "reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular
atrial fibrillation." See" http://packageinserts. Bms. Com/pi/pi_eliquis. Pdf ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Apixaban?

What side effects are associated with Apixaban?

Best resource for: This information: look up the PI (Prescribing Information, aka Package Insert), FDA approved summary of research & clinical trial data on agent at brand name website; apixaban at: http://packageinserts. Bms. Com/pi/pi_eliquis. Pdf, at: http://www. Fda. Gov/Drugs/default. Htm & at: http://www. Accessdata. Fda. Gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda; minimal information for physicians to decide value for a patient. ...Read more

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Can I substitute Plavix (clopidogrel) for Eliquis? I have Atril fibrillation condition. What are advantages and disadvantages of each medication, if substitutes?

Can I substitute Plavix (clopidogrel) for Eliquis? I have Atril fibrillation condition. What are advantages and disadvantages of each medication, if substitutes?

I'm afraid not: If you have atrial fibrillation better use an anticoagulant, Eliquis. Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatlet drug, two different mechanisms, discuss with your doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more