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Rivaroxaban

I have been taking WARFRIN for 18 months to help with A.F. I have now been offered RIVAROXABAN. Just wondering how anyone else is finding this as an alternative.thank you.

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Warfarin and Rivaroxaban are both anticoagulants to help protect you from AF related stroke and do not affect your AF. What other drugs are you on?

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I was prescribed Rivaroxaban for anticoagulation three years ago by the cardiologist shortly after being diagnosed with paroxysmal AF. I’ve had no problems at all with it and pleased I don’t have to worry about regular testing or about what I eat. I’m still on it despite a successful ablation almost two years (female, 65, and medicated for high blood pressure, giving me a Chadvasc score of 3) and happy to remain on it for life. I’ve seen family members suffering after strokes and will do everything I can to avoid it for myself. I hope that helps and it suits you as it has me. Val

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Thank you Val for this very positive reply.

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I have been taking Rivaroxaban for at least 3 years now and not had any problems. Wasn't give it for AF but as anticoagulant to help avoid stroke due to CHADSVAC score. Taking Bisoprolol for my AF.

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Thank you for reply.

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I’ve been taking it for 4 years with no I’ll effects. Pradaxa (? Spelling ) was awful, made my gums bleed daily, I looked like a vampire

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I have been on rivaroxaban for 18months now had a successful ablation in May, not had a problem with this anticoagulant

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I've also been taking Rivaroxiban for 18 months, it's the one pill I don't mind taking as it's to reduce stroke risk and doesn't appear to have any side effects, on me at least.

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Thank you.

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I’ve been on Rivaroxaban for 18 months post ablation. Seems great and much simpler than Warfarin faffing. Only issue is accelerated hair loss - I’m 60 (male) and thinning on top anyway. So I’m ok but others might want to consider this side effect.

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