I thought this might be useful information for others. I have persistent/permanent AF (6 years or so) for which I have been taking, of late, Warfarin and Losartan for the last couple of years. I am to all intents and purposes asymtomatic. However, I have been experiencing quite badly splitting finger nails and more recently profuse sweating following even quite mild exertion as side effects to this medication. Following a visit to my GP to discuss this he changed my anticoagulant to Riveroxaban 20mg. One month on (although still early days) the splitting nails has just about stopped as has the profuse sweating which is good news. I could binge on cabbage and broccoli now if I wanted, INR clinics are now a thing of the past. I have not experienced any nasty side effects but, there's always a but isn't there. I have been putting on weight at the rate of about a pound a week! I keep a weekly record of my weight since I started Mosely's 5,2 diet some 4 years ago and have lost something over 2.5 stone and kept it off without difficulty. The first three weeks records after starting Riveroxaban show a weight gain as follows: 1.3lbs, 0.9lbs, 0.7lbs. A little alarmed at this I fasted a little longer this last week and reversed the trend by losing 0.7lbs. This might just be coincidence, or my body may just have adjusted to the Riveroxaban only time will tell. I hope this info might be of use to somebody. Keep well everybody, what a great help this site is! George
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.