Apixaban: I've been on Apixaban for 4 months... - AF Association

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Apixaban

I've been on Apixaban for 4 months now with very

few problems. Having to take pills is a problem for

most but at least you are doing something to help

the Afib.

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More importantly with Apixaban you're avoiding a huge stroke risk from having a mis-firing heart.

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Apixaban doesn’t help the AF per se - it reduces your risk of stroke from having AF.

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I have been on apixaban for the last seven months only to find that when I went under for my ablation on Friday that I had a clot. So now back on good old warfarin at a high dose. So it seems apixaban did not work for me.

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Hi SJB1234

Did you stop Apixiban prior to your ablation it keep taking it? I was on Rivaroxiban and was told to stop 48 hours prior and they found a clot.

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Hi Kaz747, I stopped 24hours before, but I did this also just before Christmas as I had ablation set for 22/12/2018 but had it cancelled due to the consultant still working on another patient. Prior to swapping me last year I was on Warfarin for 7years with no problems. When did this happen to you. Hope you ok now.

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I’m fine now (well excluding daily AF episodes). Early August I went for an ablation but they couldn’t do it when they found the clot. I eventually had it done mid September. Unfortunately I’ve had a lot of dramas since then and it looks like I’ll be heading back for a 4th ablation. I am back on Rivaroxiban now after trying and having problems with Apixiban and Pradaxa.

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May I ask what problems did you have with apixaban please?

Best wishes to you

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A few days after starting Apixiban both times my BP went haywire - both low and high, I had bad pain in my upper back, was freezing cold and couldn’t get warm and the second time I went on it I had post menopausal bleeding. The second time was after they found the blood clot in my heart so I was readmitted to hospital as my EP didn’t want me at home with labile blood pressure and a blood clot in my heart (good call I thought 😉)

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Oh crumbs I do hope you are better now. I think maybe I should stick to my Rivaroxaban after all. Now you stay better please. Best wishes

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Thanks. Please remember that a lot of people get on fine with Apixiban though 😃

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OK thank you. I have just been used to taking my Rivaroxaban with my evening meal and trying to remember taking Apixaban twice a day when grandchildren/visitors/etc and everything. Getting a bit old for change!!!!!!

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