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Anticoagulants

Also known as Acenocoumarol, Antiplatelet Drugs, Apixaban, Aspirin to prevent blood clots, Clopidogrel, Dabigatran, Phenindione, Rivaroxaban, Warfarin

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  • Appointment with Consultant Haematologist

    Dear All, On Thursday 16th August I had an appointment with a Consultant Haematologist. Here is a summary of my appointment: Apixaban is her preferred Anticoagulation medication. Therapeutic dose of 2.5 mg twice daily. There is less of a risk of an internal bleed than that posed by Rivaroxaban. Alcohol...

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  • Can Warfarin cause night sweats?

    Hi Everyone Six years ago l had an aortic root and valve replacement surgery as result of a massive aneurysm (8.8cm), I now have a false root and a mechanical valve (St Jude Conduit).  Roughly soon(ish) after this, terrible night sweats appeared out of nowhere, I still have them every night, frequently...

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  • warfarin

    I have just been on warfarin for 6 months for a left femoral dvt,during the prescribing phase no information was given to me,and I am shocked to find out myslef after having an episode were my vision went very weird with associated vomiting for 5 hours that warfarin is a neurotoxin and can in some cause...

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  • My husband was put on warfarin after a pulmonary embolis...

    My husband was put on warfarin after a pulmonary embolism. Thought I was up on side effects, Found out I was not after he started to get swollen painfull knee and ankle joints, even some doctors dont know about this side effect. :shock: This message was automatically imported from the original Patient...

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  • Petechia

    Hi all, looking for advice, I am female 65, had a small tia last year, was put on Clopidogrel until 10days ago when changed to low dose asprin, spoke to doctor and told also ok to take omega 3 supplements, I Bruise so so easily ever since beginning the Clopidogrel, but i understand it to be a side effect...

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  • Side effects

    do the headaches and stomach discomfort go away after you have been on Coumadin awhile? What can be taken with the Coumadin to lessen these side affects.  Headache, cramping and heartburn.  Ugh!!! I'm in afib and am on 5mg each day 

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  • Antihistamines

    Hi quick question , I'm currently taking apixaban and was wondering if I am ok to use antihistamines ? Anyone any idea ???

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  • Fibromyalgia or PMR or Both????

    Please please help....I've been ill for over a year and half...severe exhaustion, widespread pain that had now morphed into bilateral joint pain...knees, ankles, shoulders and horrible hand pain in the finger joints as well as wrists. All blood markers normal except ANA 160...definitive dx thus far...Fibromyalgia...

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  • Stomach problems

    Hi, have been on apixiban for 6 months now. I do have IBS and GERD but symptoms have changed in past few months.  Googling today and came across an article which said apixiban can cause stomach ache, constipation and gas all of which I am having on a daily basis. GP blames IBS but I keep...

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  • Increase in blood pressure with Warfarin

    I'm 40yo male, reasonably healthy apart that I've had a DVT in my left arm at the end of January. This is my second DVT, after a similar one in May 2015. We tried Apixaban, but had to discontinue due to a mild reaction. So now on Warfarin for 2.5 months (and presumably for life). I take either...

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  • Difference between drugs

    Hi, I was diagnosed with a clot in left calf last Friday, I had phlebitis that had crept up my thigh this was reason for scan. I was put on Rivaroxaban only took 3 and had the most awful dizziness, nearly passing out and nausea and stomach pains ended up calling 111 who sent ambulance really felt like...

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  • Dosage reduced today from 5mg to 2.5mg

    Hi, after six months on 5mg twice a day have today been reduced to 2.5mg twice a day.  Is this likely to cause any problems or is it still enough to stop stroke and heart attacks etc. I know it won't stop clots but wondered if I would even notice. 

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  • Anticoagulants

    I would like to here from people who decided not to take anticoagulants and why. Most of the forums I have read seem to say that anticoagulants are a must if you are female and 65. 

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  • Apixaban

    dr has today told me that it was a mistake to put me on 2.5 twice daily,. i am now told the therpeutic dose is 5mg twice daily. i am very confused anyone comment on their dosage

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  • Can warfarin cause mood swings?

    I've been on warfarin for just over a year after suffering a second DVT and seem to be suffering mood swings and getting irate at things that would not have bothered me before taking the warfarin. I had no problems of any sort the first time i took warfarin but this time had memory probs, head fog,...

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  • Rivaroxaban - muscle aches

    I had been on warfarin for 16 years and since January 2017 I was switched to Rivaroxaban, about 4 weeks ago I have noticed extreme muscle aches, like my lower back, my right leg, I get out of bed and feels like I have been exercising all night...has anyone experienced this on Riva?  I am only 36...

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  • Apixaban

    i have anxiety and depression and take warfarin.  Dr suggested trying apixaban but i have heard some people feel awful on it, even having suicidal thoughts.  Can anyone give me some experiences so I can make a decision  

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  • Joint Pain From Warfarin ?

    I have been on Warfarin for 10 months and have shoulder pain that started for no reason. Has anyone experinced shoulder inflamation/tendonitis pains on movement from Warfarin?

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  • Anyone else feel much better coming off Apixaban?

    It's only a few days and I have progressed from stopping Flecanide to stopping Apixaban.   Maybe its a bit early to say but I can really sense a difference coming off the Apixaban.     Have others experienced benefits coming off.     I'm sure my alertness is improved...

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  • Warfarin and beta blockers

    Hi, I'm 63 year old male, with average weight and keep fit. I had my aortic valve replacement 3.5 years ago and my mitral valve repaired. I take warfarin and my INR is table. My cardiologist told me a year ago that I do not need to take beta blockers as I was on warfarin. They were causing me...

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  • Warfarin to apixaban side effects

    anyone with any comments about this changeover? i am more nauseous each day and ibs has returned  since changing over.  I am also,having pro lemsmwith sleep, waking a lot in night. i am on lactose free diet and I heard apixaban is made with it so that could explain some of it. anyone had...

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  • Are there any serving police officers on warfarin

    My husband had a PE last year and no cause can be established, he has no blood condition diagnosed and did not have a DVT but the consultants have differing opinions, one said warfarin for 6. Months and the other lifelong. In addition to this his work have said they may look to medically retire him...

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  • Change anticoagulant

    anyone tried apixaban and had anxiety/depression/fatigue/insomnia? considering going back to warfarin has anyone done that?

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  • does apixiban cause levels of iron to drop

    Hi, I have high levels of iron but since taking thinners from December my level has come down considerably.  Before I go into panic mode over internal bleeding, do blood thinners have an effect on iron levels  Thanks

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  • Apixaban

    just started this and have had no voice now. Just like laryngitis. Cant face another change of meds!  I think it is a side effect, any comments. 

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  • Apixaban Side Effects?

    I have a history of DVT's and Pulmonary Embolisms that started for me after orthopaedic surgery to my right knee in November 1990. I had a DVT to my right calf, which was regarded to be a provoked DVT. Subsequent DVT's and PE's over the years have all been unprovoked. My last episode...

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