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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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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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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

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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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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?

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 more

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Recent tiny PE. Eliquis for 4 mos. Resolved. While on eliquis already bad v. Veins in legs exploded. 2 days ago a large V. Vein ruptured. Eliquis?

Recent tiny PE. Eliquis for 4 mos. Resolved. While on eliquis already bad v. Veins in legs exploded. 2 days ago a large V. Vein ruptured. Eliquis?

Likely contributed: If you are still taking Eliquis, it is likely that its effect as an anticoagulant contributed to your recent bleeding. But you may have been at an increased risk for problem if you had a pre-existing condition with leg swelling or varicose veins. Important to continue to follow your MD's advice about Eliquis to prevent another blood clot. Elevate your legs to help prevent swelling & discomfort. ...Read more

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H attack and stroke 11 months ago, 1 DES in LAD, took Plavix (clopidogrel) all the time & Aspirin for 3, 5 months. Can Plavix (clopidogrel) be substituted with Eliquis?

H attack and stroke 11 months ago, 1 DES in LAD, took Plavix (clopidogrel) all the time & Aspirin for 3, 5 months. Can Plavix (clopidogrel) be substituted with Eliquis?

Data still coming in: To date most information favors Eliquis over Plavix (clopidogrel) in several studies mainly having to do with atrial fibrillation. Data on your particular situation is not really available yet partly because we have to test Eliquis with DES to see if there are any problems. Keep watching as I am sure if Eliquis proves out you may be able to switch in future ...Read more

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Diagnosed with afib in October 2013. Prescribed Tikosyn and eliquis. Sympton free until May 2015, cardioverted. Another similar episode in August 2015. Recommended ablation. I have lost 25 pounds and walking 4 miles a day. I prefer to not have ablat?

Diagnosed with afib in October 2013. Prescribed Tikosyn and eliquis. Sympton free until May 2015, cardioverted. Another similar episode in August 2015. Recommended ablation. I have lost 25 pounds and walking 4 miles a day. I prefer to not have ablat?

Depends on symptoms: Decision regarding ablation is really dependent on how symptomatic a patient is and how many episodes of atrial fibrillation are occurring (both symptomatic and asymptomatic).
Having had two symptomatic episodes this year may suggest a progression but waiting for a few more months may be reasonable. If recurrent episodes do occur then an ablation should be considered. ...Read more

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I'm on Plavix 75 mg. For a stroke that I had in 2012. I had a DVT in February of this year and was prescribed Eliquis 5mg. To take for a blood clot t?

I'm on Plavix 75 mg. For a stroke that I had in 2012. I had a DVT in February of this year and was prescribed Eliquis 5mg. To take for a blood clot t?

Arterial & venous: Plavix helps prevents arterial clots (cholesterol plaques in the arteries). Eliquis helps prevent venous clots (thrombus in the veins). The two medicines work differently & on different parts of the circulatory system. Most strokes are arterial but some are venous. DVTs are venous by definition. Hope this helps; use HealthTap Prime to voice your concerns to a live doctor & get advice on what to do ...Read more

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My mother has Factor V Leiden; Eliquis twice daily. She's had multiple DVTs and clots in her lungs. Does she need to stop taking to pull a tooth?

My mother has Factor V Leiden; Eliquis twice daily. She's had multiple DVTs and clots in her lungs. Does she need to stop taking to pull a tooth?

No: Greater risk of blood clots and pulmonary emboli than bleeding from a tooth, check with her hematologist and dentist but the greater risk is stopping the Eliquis just like if she needed a colonoscopy, don't stop it due to small risk of g.i. bleed, worry about the heart attack or pulmonary emboli and death from a blood clot. and other tests use this logic ...Read more

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Chron micro chng to gross hematur >4 wks ago. SEVERE fatigue/ unable stay awake. Fall asleep while sit/ stand/ talk. Also osteopenia & eliquis for APS. Injured 3x now by fall while asleep & stand. Is ir blood loss? Serious? See dr? Normal-Ignore it?

Chron micro chng to gross hematur >4 wks ago. SEVERE fatigue/ unable stay awake. Fall asleep while sit/ stand/ talk. Also osteopenia & eliquis for APS. Injured 3x now by fall while asleep & stand. Is ir blood loss? Serious? See dr? Normal-Ignore it?

Seek care: You should seek care right away. You have too many symptoms to ignore. A ER visit is what you need and not ignore. Call your MD and tell them you are on the way to the hospital and let the ER know about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dear Dr I have AF and taking apixaban and sotalol, is it safe to take Magnesium taurate, if so what dosage can I take per day?

Dear Dr 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-P, low Large-HDL-P; NOT cholesterol), blood glucose HbA1c >5.0%, 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 https://goo. Gl/fzsCwd & seek help worthy trust. ...Read more

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Dear Dr I have AF and taking apixaban and sotalol, is it safe to take Magnesium taurate, if so what dosage can I take per day.

Dear Dr I have AF and taking apixaban and sotalol, is it safe to take Magnesium taurate, if so what dosage can I take per day.

Maybe: magnesium can interfere with absorption of sotalol and should be taken at least 2 hours apart. If you decide to take magnesium, You should start with 300 mg or less. ...Read more