Rivaroxaban and Pregnancy!

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My wife has just fallen pregnant (4 weeks) and has been on Rivaroxaban as she was diagnosed with PE. This wasn't planned but we are now in a real dilemma as to what to do next. The drug is apparently toxic and it's not known what the effects could have on the baby. From what I've found, testing has been done on rats and there is talk of the drug affecting foetal development but not much else. It doesn't give percentages, if it can be reversed etc.

really desperate for any advice whatsoever, if anyone has any info on anyone that has given birth whilst using the drug through early stages of pregnancy, that would be huge information BUT I realise there is a low chance of receiving this info.

Again, any research, or info would be appreciated.

Thanks

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    Hi there,

    Congratualtions on the baby, ive just found out im pregnant im 7 weeks 3days. I have to take blood thinner for the rest of my life i have been put on clexane injections as safe for the baby, my consultant was dead against me going on warfain rivaroxaban was mentioned to go onto but it all come down to the research as its fairly a new drug. Has your wife stopped rivaroxban as soon as she found out? I suffer with pe in my lungs and at the mo i have multi pe in both lungs been on drugs for 5 mths but doesnt have made them smaller which has confused everyone! Then i have fallen pregnant but it doesnt seem to be causing a problem consultant was pleased for me.

    I hope you can find some solid answers you both must be going out of your minds. I wish you both the best of luck and everything crossed for u.

    take care

    amanda

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      Hi Amanda,

      Thanks for your comment. As soon as she found out she went to the doctors and they also put her on Clexane. We just don't know what the Rivaroxaban could have done to the baby whilst she didn't know she was pregnant.

      Some really tough decisions ahead but very difficult to make a decision without information.

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      Can I asked what your birth plan is? How do they plan to control your bleeding come birth? Sorry for such a personal question, just trying to plan ahead.
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      You surely need to get professional, expert advice. I'd arrange urgent appointment with obstetrician. 
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      Thanks. We have a specialist appointment for her PE tomorrow, so I'm hoping they'll have some more answers and then we'll make an appointment to see an obstetrician.

      was hoping to find someone that had maybe been through this already.

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      Hi there,

      To be honest im not really sure i know they take you off clexane 2 days before a c section but they said in my case i cant do that so i have no idea, im seeing the midwife on the 15th so hopefully she can tell me whats going to happen,

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      Keep everything crossed it has no effect, good luck at your appointment tomz hope all goes well.

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    Hi there,

    Sorry if you think its nosey, just wondered how things went today with the consultant hope went well.

    amanda

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      It went well in my view. There are risks and it's a bit of an unknown (although I have found specific studies) but the doctor said there is a risk with any type of drug and even risks with 'normal' preganancies. So feeling a little more confident.

      However, my wife is struggling with the Clexane injections. Any advice on what might help ease the pain? Where to inject?

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      Sounding hopeful which is good, i injected mine in to belly i do bruise slightly but not much some areas worse, my husband injects me as find its easier i pinch the skin, they say dont rub it after as it causes more bruising, they will get easier or its the fact we just get used to them. X

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      She's only been on it since the weekend. Do you get used to it?
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      Ive been on these for nearly 6 mths it does become abit easier, x
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    I was told to grab a bit of belly 😀 between thumb and forefinger, so that it's hard, then inject.
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