Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)

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Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant) Overview

Anticoagulants, commonly known as blood thinners, are chemical substances that prevent or reduce coagulation of blood, prolonging the clotting time.[1] Some of them occur naturally in blood-eating animals such as leeches and mosquitoes, where they help keep the bite area unclotted long enough for the animal to obtain some blood.[2][3] As a class of medications, anticoagulants are used in therapy for thrombotic disorders.[4] Oral ...

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xarelto fluid retention

I had to take Xarelto due to two sinus venous thrombosis in my head. 8 weeks of heparin injections showed no side effects. But with the first day of taking Xarelto my body reacted by retaining water. Within the first three weeks I gained 24.46 lb hill exercising 5 times a week and eating as I always did. After retaining more and more water I stopped taking it after three months. I started with a weight of 120 lb at a height of 5''8 and now I weigh 157 lb. I have to ad that I started taking it in the middle of March and stopped taking it at the end of June. I was not able to loose any water/weight. I eat less than I always did before even while I exercise. All doctors couldn't find the one thing that changed through Xarelto. Has anybody ever experienced something like this wh...

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can xarelto cause weight loss

I have been taking xarelto for 5 months and have lost 28 pounds without any change in diet. It's not a bad thing as I needed to lose some weight. I am assuming it is from the drug. Has this happened to anyone else? ## Hi Rob, I haven't found any record of weight loss on Xarelto's list of side effects from the US National Institute of Health. However they do list "loss of appetite" which could inherently bring about weight loss... The only discrepancy here is that you said you didn't change your diet... So if you're not eating less (from a loss of appetite) then that is definitely a mystery to me... If anything, at least it's good to hear that the weight loss has been a welcomed side effect. I just hope it all balances out when you reach that comfortable s...

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Eliquis and Weight: I Need The Truth

Today I am speaking with my hemotologist about switching from Xarelto to Eliquis. Xarelto has caused me, a runner with a very slim diet, to gain almost 14 pounds in 4 weeks. 7 of those pounds in the last two weeks. I need to know of any serious weight gain issues with Eliquis. Doctors always swear that the side effects listed are the only ones but I was never told by my doctor nor the literature that Xarelto causes abnormal weight gain either. Google had to tell me that after yesterday's terrible weigh-in. I'm looking for absolute candor. I am 34 and female and I'd be taking it for PE. Thanks. ## Anytime you want to know all possible side effects, it's best to ask a pharmacist, visit a site like this, or research it on your own. Doctor's aren't trained as much in...

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Eliquis is working better than I imagined

I was scheduled for a laminectomy because my spinal stenosis had become so painful that it was even causing horrible cramping / muscle spasms all around my lower legs and feet. I was forced to sleep sitting up with my feet on the floor or the cramping would eject me from my bed. Because I was in a seated position and not moving for many hours, I developed DVT in my left leg. I should also note that my feet and ankles were extremely swollen but this is a common side effect of Amlodipine which is a PB med. Also, even though no DVT was detected in my right leg, I was having pain in my right calf that was getting progressively worse until after three days I needed a cane to walk. I was put on Eliquis 10 mg twice a day and within three days the swelling in my feet and ankles has completely d...

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Xarelto and Piascledine

Can Xarelto and Piascledine be taken together? I am currently on my last pack of Xarelto, however I now all of a sudden, after 6months am having pain in the leg I have the clot in. It has not swollen up as it did before and someone recommended I take Piascledine. Can I? Regularpain killers either don't work or are on the 'do not take' list ?? ## Given that you have had a clot in that leg, and are taking the Xarelto, it would be best for you to consult your doctor. Even if there is no swelling, the pain may be due to the clot, due to another forming, or etc. Only your doctor can say with certainty what is causing it, and how to treat it properly. Ref: Xarelto Information As to the Piascledine, it is nothing more than a supplement that contains Avocado, soybean, and other vege...

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Eliquis causing memory loss

My 81 yr old mother takes Eliquis and now suffers extreme memory loss. She's gone from running a family business to not remembering what she ate for breakfast. The doctors don't seem to listen to our concerns. She was on warfrin for years without any problems. Should we ask the doctors to take her off Eliquis and put her back on Warfrin? ## Hi! My mother is 77 years old. She is on Eliquis for the past couple of months, and I have noticed slight memory loss which she didn't have before. She is mentally active and has been for years. She teaches Sunday school and is the prayer leader at our church. I am hoping it is the medication. Please respond to my personal e-mail below. I am interested in communicating with you. ## My 81 yo mother was placed on Eliquis a month ago for atr...

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Eliquis and dark brown stool

Does Eliquis cause dark brown stools? This has started two days ago. Although I have been on this drug for the last two months. ## The last 3 bowel movements have been a maroon blackish color. I take Eliquis 2 times a day. Should I be conserned? ## Please consult your respective doctors immediately, or seek emergency medical attention. Dark colored stools, such as you've both described, could be a sign of internal bleeding, which Eliquis has been known to cause as a side effect, according to FDA warnings. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, and easy bruising. Ref: Eliquis Information How are you both doing? Has there been any change?

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Warfarin and ACC 200

Can ACC 200 be taken if you are on Warfarin? ## ACC 200 is listed as containing the active ingredient N-Acetylcysteine. Ref: N-Acetylcysteine Information It is warned that it may cause some side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and eye irritation. However, it has not been studied regarding safety when taken with blood thinners, thus, it would be best to consult your doctor, before taking it. Are you on any other medications?

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Odor of eliminations while taking Eliquis

I hate to be indelicate but I have noticed something strange since taking Eliquis. My urine and bowel movements smell different and I wondered if anyone else had noticed this. I would describe it as sort of a toasted oaty fragrance. I am not making this up or being weird. I am concerned and hope I am not along. ## Oh my goodness YES, it does have an odd smell. ## actually lists the following side effects associated with Eliquis (Apixaban): red, brown, or pink urine; red or black, tarry stools. However nothing in particular about its smell. Has anyone else experienced these odd colors in their urine/stool or think that this may be attributing to the different smell in some way? In either case I would suspect it's more than likely Eliquis that's causing the problem if you...

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Xarelto side effects. (tinnitus and more)

Hello to anyone interested. I have been taking Xarelto for 3 months. 20mg once a day for DVT and P.E's post knee replacement. Started searching for possible effects of the drug and have found that many people seem to have similar side effects to mine. First surprise was sudden nose bleeds. Was warned that I may get a rash or itches, and I certainly do. Bruising for no apparent reason also and increased back pain (although to be fair I do have severe spinal issues) but probably the most annoying thing is very loud ringing in my ears (tinnitus), more so in one side. I'm pretty sure that we are not just imagining this stuff folks, and for those professionals that downplay the tinnitus, it is no joke! It is making life quite difficult. Head aches (some quite severe) are also a probl...

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