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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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Is Eliquis metabolized by CYP3A4?

Yes: CYP3A4 is the main metabolic pathway. There is a lesser contribution from other Cytochrome systems as well ...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

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I'm taking new blood thinner. Eliquis, . Do I have to stop my osteo bi- flex with 5 loxin (boswellia)as it is a natural blood thinner?

I'm taking new blood thinner. Eliquis, . Do I have to stop my osteo bi- flex with 5 loxin (boswellia)as it is a natural blood thinner?

Coordinate: Talk to your doctor (s). They put you on the thinner for a reason, and make sure you tell them all your meds. You need to be in a safe range, and interaction and additive affects can occur. ...Read more

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How long should I take plavix and/ or eliquis after stent implant?

How long should I take plavix and/ or eliquis after stent implant?

Cardiologist: This is question for your cardiologist as there are different guidelines depending on the stent put in. ...Read more

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Can I get a small tattoo while on blood thinners? It'd 5 words, on my ribs. I am on 5mg of eliquis.

Can I get a small tattoo while on blood thinners? It'd 5 words, on my ribs. I am on 5mg of eliquis.

I would: Suggest that NO TATTOO is worth bleeding and I doubt you will find a tattoo professional willing to risk it!

My Opinion Only'

Dr Z ...Read more

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Is there an INR test (like for warfarin) when one takes Eliquis, an anticoagulant? How does MD know a person is in the right therapeutic range?

Is there an INR test (like for warfarin) when one takes Eliquis, an anticoagulant? How does MD know a person is in the right therapeutic range?

Some medications: Require monitoring and others don't. When the doctor gives you an antibiotic for an infection does he monitor the drug level? No. He knows the dose is effective because the infection goes away. When we use Eliquis to protect you from stroke we know it works from scientific study demonstrating it is efficacious compared to Coumadin. No monitoring of levels is needed. We have proven it works. ...Read more

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Husband takes Eliquis for A-Fib. He nicked his lip while shaving, just a nick. Bleeding for 4 hours, not dramatic, just oozing. What can we do?

Husband takes Eliquis for A-Fib. He nicked his lip while shaving, just a nick. Bleeding for 4 hours, not dramatic, just oozing. What can we do?

Minor cuts: Prolonged pressure on any wound will lead to clotting. Can also try styptic stick which is used for cuts during shaving. It does sting briefly. Lip balm or Vaseline has also been reportedly helpful. ...Read more

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I am taking Eliquis and I had to have a stent in my leg and am now on clopidogrel as well. Is it necessary to take both. I really bleed easily.

I am taking Eliquis and I had to have a stent in my leg and am now on clopidogrel as well. Is it necessary to take both. I really bleed easily.

Eliquis: If you're taking Eliquis for atrial fibrillation and now have had a stent placed, you do need both as they work by different mechanisms and are used for different indications. You are entirely justified to be worried about bleeding and should pray that doesn't happen as you would have to stop 1 or both which would increase your risk of a clotting complication. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am taking eliquis that gives me a dry cough. I am getting Orthoscopic knee surgery this Tuesday! Is it going to be safe? No eliquis for 2 days!

I am taking eliquis that gives me a dry cough. I am getting Orthoscopic knee surgery this Tuesday! Is it going to be safe? No eliquis for 2 days!

It is unlikely that: The Eliquis is giving you a cough but not impossible. Although recommendations for this surgery would only require 24 hours off Eliquis it is entirely up to your doctor. Anytime you are off an anticoagulant that you need you will be at risk for blood clotting but you have to accept this risk in order to be able to reduce the risk of bleeding associated with most procedures. Risk/benefit ratio. ...Read more

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My father 72 hypertensive with paroxysmal afib his s, creatinine increase from 1.7 to 2.1 within 2mon after taking eliquis 2.5*2 is it the cause?

My father 72 hypertensive with paroxysmal afib his s, creatinine increase from 1.7 to 2.1 within 2mon after taking eliquis 2.5*2 is it the cause?

A fib creatinine: 27 M from Bagdad says 72 father with HNT and fib has had increase in Cr from 1.7 to 2.1 after starting eliquis 2.5 x 2. Asks: is this the cause? ANS: Not likely. Most likely cause would be BP meds and/or dehydration esp if he is fasting during Ramadan and it it is hot there. Recommend reviewing BP levels recently and meds and discuss with his Dr. ...Read more