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Just had my second check up after my P/E in January of this year. Heart echocardiogram & 3 day heart monitor shows everything has returned to normal....yay! During a discussion about changing from Warfarin to Rivaroxaban, (I'm going to be a 'lifer' on anticoags) I mentioned that my hair was thinning and falling out and that was the reason for requesting the change of meds as I was told hair loss could be a possible side effect of taking Warfarin. Further questions from the consultant re muscle weakness, joint pain, skin rashes - all of which I have had to some extent - and it turns out that I may have an auto immune disease rather than a reaction to Warfarin. So now waiting to be referred to a haematology specialist. Gawd! If it isn't one thing it's another. Anyhoo, about to change the medication and the consultant said to stop the Warfarin for a day before starting the Rivaroxaban but chemist says to change without a day free? Anyone any idea which is best? Also, is it usual to have a 'loading dose', 3 weeks of 15mg twice a day, then 20mg once a day from then on? Any advice/comments would be very welcome.
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