I have just had a most informative appointment with a Consultant Haematologist to establish the most appropriate course of Anticoagulant treatment for myself.
I have had four DVT's in my right calf and three PE's. I am now on life long Anticoagulant therapy.
I have been taking Rivaroxabin (20mg) since March, having switched from Warfarin. No ill effects at all.
The Consultant advised that all of the hospitals in the UK are aware of the procedures to deal with heavy bleeds should a patient taking Rivaroxabin be presented to them and that an antidote has been established.
Interestingly, she has advised that I switch to Apixaban 2 tablets twice daily (2.5 mg strength). the rationale behind the switch is that the dosage of Apixaban is just as effective as Rivaroxabin but that the potential for an internal bleed is significantly less.
Apixaban is NICE Approved and available on prescription.
I will be following up with my GP to make the arrangements to switch.
Is anyone else out there currently taking Apixaban? What are your experiences?
Good luck to all who are taking anticoagulants!