dabigantran seems to give me a tingly tongue and lips. I have had to stop taking dabigatran because I had to have a procedure that required me to, and since I’ve stopped,my tongue seems to have improved. Don’t know which one to change to ??? I have to be without anticoagulants for a week so can start back on them on Friday. Feel very vulnerable not taking any though.
I want to change from dabigatran - AF Association
I just googled for this and found the following, which suggests this may be a side effect of several
anticoagulants. On a positive note it points out that this symptom may be temporary. See:
Hi Redders, it's always difficult to make decisions about medications based on views from others because we all react differently. Apart from Warfarin, I have only taken Apixaban and I have never looked back. I get a few aches and pains, but as you know, I am also very old so goodness knows if apixaban contributes or not. Prior to changing Apixaban, I did lots of research and at the time, it was deemed to be as good, if not, better than Warfarin and marginally better than other DOAC's at not causing serious internal bleeds. I think the only way to find out is to try an alternative for a reasonable time and see what happens. From what we are told, they all offer almost identical degrees of protection so it would seem that there is no risk in trying something else. Decisions, Decisions!!!.....good luck and a good Christmas.....John