Anyone still taking Coumadin?

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Seems like all the docs are starting patients on Xerelto, Eliquis or Pradaxa these days, but Coumadin is still the safest in terms of reversal. Wondering if anyone is taking Coumadin and how much of a PITA is it to find the right dose. That seem to be the main negative issue about it.

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    I think I have the best deal. I take Warfarin and self test through Roche at coagucheklink. I test biweekly and adjust diet or dose or both.  Medicare (US) picks up the testing and the Warfarin is dirt cheap.

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    I understand the reversal drug for Eliquis and others was approved by FDA in early May, and the risk of bleed is less for these drugsas well as no need to monitor diet on greens.  Most docs now recommend the new ones. Of course the cost is another issue.
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      Pat, I just became aware of that, but thanks. Many think those drugs shoudn't have gotten approval until the reversal agents were available. Apparently there are some big law suits going on against the drug manufacturers. In fact, I read this is the main reason the drug companies were moving so fast to get the reversal agents approved. And I thought they just didn't want us to bleed smile

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    Hi when I was first diagnosed with afib I was put on xellto rivaroxaban, I had bad nose bleeds and felt shocking I was rushed into hospital for an emergency op but they couldn’t do it as they weren’t sure of the life of it in my blood , after that I asked to be put on warfarin, iv been on it 3 years now my inr as been stable and I only go every 4/6 weeks for test now , I don’t mind test as it reassures me alls well 👍

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