My husband saw our G.P. this morning and his blood test showed a CKD of 35, it was 37 four weeks ago and 56 last December following an implanted pacemaker. He thinks the blood thinning medication apixaban 2.5mg twice a day maybe affecting his kidney function. Apixaban is deemed to be better than warfarin but I wonder if anyone else has had a kidney problem with this? He is to have a further blood test in 4 weeks and following the result see the cardiologist who prescribed this treatment.
The good news is his white cell count has returned to normal, his gout has settled down and the doctor prefers not to prescribe allopurinol or febuxastat at the moment. Thank-you Phillen and Christine for your reply, hope you are well. Belle