Anyone Taking Eliquis Play Competitive Sport? (Top voted first)

Greg Says:

Hi all,

Newbie here after being put on Apixaban after a bout of aFib. My question is fairly simple. How many of you have gotten into competitive sport that has some sort of risk?

A little bit more about me. Previous heart attack, cardiac arrest 5 years ago. First bout of aFib was somewhat of a surprise as I regularly do long distance runs up to 50km plus play competitive field sports.

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VerFree Says:

Hello, Greg! How are you?

Does your doctor feel it is safe for you to engage in such activities?

As I'm sure you're aware, there is a risk of possibly dangerous bleeding, if you are injured, and also an increased risk of severe bruising, while on it, according to FDA warnings.

Ref: Medline Plus Eliquis

Other side effects may include headache, fatigue, and joint/muscle aches.

Are you on any other medications?

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Greg Says:

Re: VerFree (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

Thanks for the reply. I have since spoken to my cardiologist and he is happy for me to continue to play sports with the knowledge that there is some risk.
I am on anumber of medications, stations, blood pressure, allopurinol.
Anyway, all forward from here.

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