Rivaroxaban & 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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    Has your wife talked to her doctor about the fact she was on Rivaroxaban, if not she should do so. I assume she has stopped taking it? She should also not take it when breast feeding, when the time comes. 
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      Yes, she's spoken to a doctor and has been put on Clexane. She has a specialist appointment tomorrow regarding her PE, so we will be asking lots of questions there, as to the risks involved in proceeding with the pregnancy, dangers for her and the baby etc.

      A very indecisive time for us!

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    Yes, she's spoken to a doctor and has been put on Clexane. She has a specialist appointment tomorrow regarding her PE, so we will be asking lots of questions there, as to the risks involved in proceeding with the pregnancy, dangers for her and the baby etc.

    A very indecisive time for us!

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