Apologies in advance for yet another post.
I may or may not have a choice between Warfarin and a NOAC when I talk with my Dr this Wednesday, but as always information is essential with decisions. My Warfarin appointment is on Thursday- but as yet I have not had an options discussion with my GP.
As a very recent new patient to AFIB I have been trying to cram in as much information as possible in a short period of time, and maybe getting information overload.
As I understand it the principle downside of a NOAC is the lack of an antidote. And that the drug will remain in your body for around 12 hours. Warfarin does have an antidote- Vitamin K, but that this too takes time to react.
I have a leaning toward a NOAC as they seem to need a lot less monitoring letting me get on with my life a little more, appear more food forgiving and could be travel friendly ( I plan to be in Thailand in late April).
Please forgive me for sharing maybe too much information , but last year I had problems with bleeding Hemorrhoids . This seems to have been fixed by taking Lactulose for the lkast several months. Does anyone consider that this should this be a serious event to make the decision against a NOAC