Changing from apixaban to riveroxaban

Hi, has anyone experience of the above? If so, how did you do it. I am currently on 5 mcgs x2 daily. But Riveroxaban is 20 mcgs daily. I am in SA at the moment and GP says just to start Riveroxaban the evening of my usual Apixaban. Reason for this is I have mislaid my pack of Apixaban and it's not available here. It will be a temporary thing until I am back in the Uk.No point speaking to my uk doc. as she is not knowledgeable on noac issues. Guy here seems confident but would appreciate your thoughts.

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    I think this NHS document confirms what has been said, but I just Googled it so don't rely on it from me!

  • Thanks Koll and Bob, i appreciate your response. I don't really have any other option. I did think though that several folk had changed their noac's for various reasons and would have liked to hear their experiences.

  • Due to the shorty half life of these drugs this would appear correct.

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