Mum had a fall and was taking warfarin to avoid blood clots to which she is prone. Hospital stopped the warfarin and she had a stroke at A&E. They gave her injections in her tummy for a while and then apixaban twice a day.
She has had an all over body itch (no rash) especially in the hot spot areas of her body since. Don't know if connected to the apixaban or not?
Discussed with GP who suggested stopping the apixaban for a fortnight and see if the itching stops. He does not propose replacing with another blood thinner (or anything else) meantime. I told him I was uneasy with this approach as we didn't want mum to have another stroke.
Is this approach safe, or what are the alternatives please?