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Can Plavix replace Eloquis or Zarelto & is it milder than the two?

Can Plavix replace Eloquis or Zarelto & is it milder than the two?

No. Arterial vs veno: Plavix represents an entirely different class of blood thinners than Eliquis & Xarelto. Plavix (Clopidogrel) is an ARTERIAL blood thinner & stabilizes cholesterol plaques that are found in arteries. Eliquis / Xarelto are VENOUS (atrial) blood thinners that prevent pooled blood from clotting. The choice depends on the type of disease (arterial or venous?). TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to discuss. GL ...Read more

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Husband on eloquis. He slammed his trunk door against his arm above elbow and is complaining of pain. How do I know that he's not bleeding internally?

Husband on eloquis. He slammed his trunk door against his arm above elbow and is complaining of pain. How do I know that he's not bleeding internally?

Examination required: To look for swelling and range of movement. Usually turns out to be bad bruising but difficult without doctor assessment to reassure you re your question ...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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I have been taking elliquis for three days. When I drink, I drink Miller 64 which is 2.8% alcohol. Can I drink Miller 64 with elliquis?

I have been taking elliquis for three days. When I drink, I drink Miller 64 which is 2.8% alcohol. Can I drink Miller 64 with elliquis?

A small amount: While taking Eliquis, drinking alcohol *can* lead to an increased risk of bleeding. The more you drink, the higher the risk. Different experts will give different advice. In general, one or two beers (12 oz) is considered okay. Just understand that drinking any beer is associated with at least a little risk, and no one can predict exactly how much and in whom bleeding will occur and when. ...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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Is eliquids bad for your lungs without nicotine?

Is eliquids bad for your lungs without nicotine?

Let me explain: E-liquid is a liquid nicotine solution used in the all new e cigarette to create a nicotine vapor that is just like real smoke.
Limited controlled studies are available due to the relatively recent invention of the device. Laws vary widely concerning the use ...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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I want a tattoo but am on elquis is it ok to have one?

I want a tattoo but am on elquis is it ok to have one?

No: Tattoo is a form of self-mutilation and one should not get one, certainly not if you are on blood thinners.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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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I have been told Eliqis is the better drug for the elderly taken twice a day, at 2.5 per time. Why is it better than XeraltoThis is for lone afib.

I have been told Eliqis is the better drug for the elderly taken twice a day, at 2.5 per time. Why is it better than XeraltoThis is for lone afib.

Oral anticoagulants: 3 new alternatives (Eliquis, Pradaxa & Xarelto) to Warfarin, traditional oral anticoagulant (blood thinner) of choice for decades, don't require monitoring nor are affected by what you eat. All 3 are approved in States for preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation. Some are approved for more uses. None of 3 new ones has been proven better than others at preventing strokes but may be safer than Warf ...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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Lyme, Total AbTest/Reflex. Lyme IgG/IgM Ab < 0.91;Reference Interval:ISR 0.00-0.90; negative <0.91;equivocal 0.91-1.09;positive >1.09.Is above + or equi

Lyme, Total AbTest/Reflex. Lyme IgG/IgM Ab < 0.91;Reference Interval:ISR 0.00-0.90; negative <0.91;equivocal 0.91-1.09;positive >1.09.Is above + or equi

Negative: If a patient's lab test result is <0.91, and the lab says the reference range for NEGATIVE is <0.91, then the test result is NEGATIVE. Of course, numbers are just numbers, so the doctor needs to see the numbers in the context of the whole patient in order to make sensible and accurate conclusions from the numbers. ...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

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Ulcers. H pylori IgG neg, 0.9, ind 0.9-1.0 pos >1.0 iga. Neg <0.89 equi 0.89- 0.99 pos >0.99 IgM neg <0.80 equi 0.80- 1.19 pos>1.19 normal?

Ulcers. H pylori IgG neg, 0.9, ind 0.9-1.0 pos >1.0 iga. Neg <0.89 equi 0.89- 0.99 pos >0.99 IgM neg <0.80 equi 0.80- 1.19 pos>1.19 normal?

Clarify: These seem to be a listing of the interpretative values for the h pylori blood tests. I cannot decipher what are your test results. That being said, ulcers are caused primarily from h pylori infection (that won the nobel prize) and medications (nsaids). If you have an ulcer and h pylori, the infection needs to be completely treated to minimize the chance of the ulcer coming back. ...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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