Itchy Scalp from Eliquis?

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Of all the listed side effects of Eliquis on Drugs.com, I am particularly annoyed by an itchy scalp. I don’t have hives or a rash but find myself scratching my scalp frequently. I have tried changing shampoos to no effect.

Anyone else have these symptoms? Any suggestions for relief? I am happy that this is the only side effect from Eliquis which is more of an annoyance than anything. FWIW, I also take Tikosyn but this is not a listed side effect.

Regards,

Patrick

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    Hmm.  Never had my scalp itching from it, but from soon after I started Eliquis I started a persistent itch on my back just below my right shoulder blade.  That was back in December last year, and I still have it.  I just ignore it, but I do try to scratch it absent mindedly at intervals and then remember not to.
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    Yes, I also get itchy scalp, drives me mad in bed. It comes and goes, sometimes it is all over my body and drives me mad. It can last for days or weeks then disappear.
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    Hi Patrick!

    Yes, itchy scalp and itchy skin in general, but I’m not sure if it is because of the Eliquis or from other meds and health conditions. Like you, there’s no rash etc but I’m wondering if it’s related to psoriasis? I have an autoimmune disease which predisposes you to others, such as psoriasis. Have you tried a coal tar shampoo? It seems to help some people.

    Best of luck,

    Yvonne 

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      Hello Yvonne,

      Thanks for your response and suggestion of coal tar shampoo. Have never been bothered by itchy scalp until I started Eliquis, and since it’s a documented side effect I have to think there’s a connection there.

      I have put it on my list of questions for my next visits with my PCP, EP and dermatologist and will go from there. Meanwhile perhaps I will give your suggestion a try, thanks!

      Patrick

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