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Bisoprosol and apixaban

Hello can bisoprosol and apixaban be taken together??? Thank you!!!

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Yes, I took them together for four years, with no interaction.

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Thank you !!!

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Hi Edm I am on both Only 2.5mg of Bisoprolol

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Hi Vonnie thank you they took me off sotalol as my cv failed yesterday had 2 goes but couldn’t get it back in nsr !!!

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So sorry to hear that Edm but I have been fine taking both at same time in a morning What dosage are you on

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I feel a bit down was hoping it would work !!! They put me on 2.5 bisoprosol I was on 5mg before sotalol I thought they were to strong for me !!

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I have been ok on that dose Was very tired at first Legs felt weak but been better lately

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What are your options now then

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Don’t know what they will do now ?? I go back in 3 weeks see what they say ! How are you is work ok x

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Work is ok thanks Still not doing full twelve hours I'm shattered once I get home

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Don’t blame you 12 hours is a long time !! I do 7 and half and I come home worn out !

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I have till 28th then I go back full time Will see how I go May have to step down as senior and go part time

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Good idea your health more important ! I’m hoping after Christmas to drop to 3 days we should have had our state pension now that would have been a great help !!!

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I know I honestly think pensionable age should go with health and profession

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Yes, they can. I don't take bisoprolol (2.5mg) any more, but did so for about a year without any adverse inter-action that I am aware of.

Why do you ask?

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Hi Carole I was on sotalol which I took with my apixaban but yesterday I had cv which failed so they took me off sotalol and tomorrow I have to take bisoprosol !!

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Ah, I see. I don't think you have any reason to be worried about taking the two together, but if you'd feel more comfortable accepting an opinion from a professional rather than an amateur I suggest you ask your pharmacist. They are the experts in this field - and in my view it is well worth one's while to make your pharmacist your 'new best friend'. :-)

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Thank you Carole much easier to take them both together!! Wish I didn’t have to take any !!

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If you meant take both at the same time …. no problem doing that. (I initially thought you meant were there any contra-indications).

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Thank you Carole this way I only need to set 2 alarms as a reminder!!!

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I have been taking both for 2 years no Problems

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Thank you Gertsen !!!

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Hi Edm, do you mean take them both on the same day or take them both in the same swallow? I'm on Bisoprolol and Apixaban and sometimes end up taking them at the same time, which I think is ok x

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Hi Hilly both at same time 😄 x

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Ah, I thought that's what you meant 😊 So much easier to take tablets together - it's bad enough having my alarm (church bells) going twice a day on two devices, drives me nuts 😂

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I know just what you mean 😄😄 mine goes off at 8 and 8 might try the church bells 🔔 for a change!!!

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😀 just be careful if you're passing a cathedral that's ringing it's bells 🔔, that'd make me reach for my tablets 😀. I'm 9 and 9, just in case I'm ever lucky enough to get a lie-in x

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Haha I think like that 😄am trying to do mine later as off to oz in November and would have to take them middle of the night !!! I will stay clear of churches and their bells !!!

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Ooh how lovely Edm, Australia in November should be gorgeous, have a fabulous trip.

Time difference must make it complicated, involves calculation, at least when I go to NZ it'll be a bit easier as they're 11, 12 or 13 hours ahead. The clocks going back here in October is enough change for me 😀

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New Zealand that is lovely ! My son lives in adelaide his friend lives in nz he often fly’s over for a visit!! We go every year I miss him if I don’t see him every year 😄

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Adelaide must be a lovely place to live. I'm just the same. My daughter married a kiwi (nice guy) and he took her away 😢 There should be a law against it lol. I've got three lovely grandchildren there too. I miss them a lot but am happy that they have a good life there. They've managed to get over here the last few years but before that we went out every year ... need to go again soon ... and it's so so beautiful x

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It is hard when they live away but like you said such a better life for them ! My son just got engaged can’t wait for the party when we get there ! I have 2 grandchildren in the uk they are so precious to me !! At least this time the only bells I hear will be wedding bells 😄😄😄x

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😀 Ooh how lovely is that 😍 and so exciting for you.

I have one little granddaughter nearby and get so much pleasure from her xx

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I hope so -- I switched from warfarin to apixaban (5 mg twice a day) last December and also take bisoprolol (1.25 mg per day). Haven't noticed much change after switching to apixaban (though I do seem to bruise even more easily than when I was on warfarin).

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Thank you for your reply originally I was on 5mg bisoprosol then had to switch to sotalol and I must admit i felt better on them than the bisoprosol!!

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Hello I’ve been on them nearly a year too

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Thank you !!!

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I took both and only stopped Bisoprolol because it was changed to something else for a different reason.

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Yes, These are the first medications I was prescribed. There was a lot of playing around with the bisoprolol dose and in the end, before my successful cardioversion I was just on digoxin 62.5 as I really didn't get on with any beta blockers, calcium blockers or anything like that.

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Hi I felt better on the sotalol but after my failed cv on Monday they stopped them and today I started back on bisoprosol but 2.5 and not 5 so fingers crossed I feel better on the lower dose !!!

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I have taken both for more than two years I am checked out at my doctors every six weeks my pulse has been in sinus rythem for almost a year.I swim every day and feel good I take three bisoprolol and two Azkaban each day three in the morning and two at night.hope this helps good luck!!!

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Thank you snomis how I would like to be in NSR !!!

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Sorry to hear your cv failed. I was so glad that mine worked. I had it back in May and it is still working. I tried about 3 beta blockers, a calcium blocker and two other tablets together. All of them made me feel poorly. I came off medication because I was having other exploratory procedures so was on and off medication like a yo yo! There was no cardiologist in my area so was diagnosed with AF in April 2017 but didn't see a cardio until September but saw the anticoagulant nurse in May who put me on apixaban and bisoprolol 5, changed to 2.5 after about a month - still being admitted to hospital with fainting and light headedness - changed to another beta blocker, then another and a calcium blocker, Some other tablets suggested by a cardiologist I consulted with privately and eventually saw the NHS cardio in September who said he would organise a cv in a month - Called him back after 5 weeks had passd to be told the hospital couldn't take any cases due to everything being cancelled for the Winter season - and norovirus in the hospital. We then moved house and I asked to go to a different cardio rehab course closer to the new house and the nurse there suggested I try another hospital. Saw the cardiologist there and within 2 months of seeing her had the CV. She immediately changed my medication - by then I had given up on beta blockers and the like and just continued with the apixaban. She precribed digoxin 125 but again within about 3 or so weeks was back to feeling poorly so made an emergency appointment to see my GP who changed it to a lower dose and contacted the cardiologist - it was about a month or so after this I had the cv. The lower dose seemed to work so much better but now I don't have to worry about it. I have had brilliant treatment at the new hospital - almost worth moving house for! Unfortunately there are now plans afoot to close it which is so annoying. It is one of the few in our area where I seem to be able to get good and quick treatment from cardio to arthritis and it is closest to our new house! Ah well I doubt the closure will happen that quickly as they are considering building a brand new "super" hospital but in the meantime it is hard to recruit staff and services seem to be moving away to an already overstretched general hospital - which is also going to be closed for the new "Super" hospital - so this also will have problems with recruitment - sharp intake of breath! Sorry for the rant about hospital services I suppose we all come across this. Coupled with the difficulty of getting to see a GP at my old practice - you will not believe this - I had to phone between 2 and quarter past on a Friday and then would be likely to get an appointment for the following Friday! You can imagine how hard it was to get through in that quarter of an hour! So had to resort to making emergency appointments but then you don't see the same Docs, and they rarely have time to read through your notes before seeing you for the maximum of 10 minutes - hardly time to explain what was wrong! I would so willingly pay extra tax to help fund a better NHS

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I'm on apixaban and 5mg Bisoprolol. I take the Bisoprolol in two 2.5mg doses about 12hrs apart. Seems to work reasonably well.

Also take 600m magnesium, D ribose, L carnitine, Co enzyme Q10 and fish oil capsules...as per Dr Sinatra.

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Hi that sounds awful I’m in East Yorkshire and my doctors and my local hospital have been absolutely amazing I can contact them af any time and are seen pretty quick even my local pharmacy have been good too !! I now await decision as to what happens to me next !!!

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Hi Red , no one has ever told me any different , I just throw them all down together x

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Best way 😄😄x

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I take bisoprolol and whenever I am in doubt if I can take another medication with it, I just google it under WebMD and normally get a pretty good answer. 🤗

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Thank you will remember that !!!

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Yes - they are normally prescribed together with no interaction!!! Bisop is difficult - I was on 5 mg - reduced to 2.5mg - now on 1.25 mg - thinking about cutting this in half to see if I can get away from it altogether!!! It’s very exhausting and draining- I often think it’s slowing my mental processes- best wishes

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Thank you I agree I hated been on 5mg hope 2.5 mg better for me we have to have some quality of life 😄

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I’ve been on 5mg of each a day since February, no interactions.

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Hi Edm,

Yes, they can be taken together (preferably in the am.

Bisoprolol is a Beta 1 specific Adrenergic Blocker which would help to regulate your heart rate and ventricular contractions.

The Apixaban is an anti coagulant (NOAC) type.It is the newest and best of the NOAC type of drug that will help stop platelets aggregations.

hope this helps.

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Hello Kyoom thank you for above it is very helpful !!

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yes i have taken them both together for over a year and i am fine with them .

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Thank you lemon drive ! Hope I feel better on the lower dose of 2.5mg instead of 5mg !!

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