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Freddie Says:
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My 91 year old Mom was switched to Eliquis and has been totally exhausted and suffering from confusion and memory loss. Anyone else having the confusion/memory loss issue?



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Freddie! How is your mom doing?

Yes, those are known side effects of taking Eliquis, along with bruising, fainting and headache. Side effects should start to taper off in severity after about 4 weeks, as her body adjusts to the medication. But if they don't, or if they worsen, her doctor should be consulted.

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Gael Says:

Yes, my 88 year old husband has been on Eliquis since July and he is experiencing major confusion, and I believe even had a night terror. When I carefully skip a dose he regains his usual mental state back. It's very frustrating as the doctors aren't listening to my reports...



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Freddie Says:
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Hi. Thanks for the reply. My mom has been on Eliquis for months and the confusion is just getting worse. Doctors say it is not a side effect but I think it is time to be more vocal.
Thanks

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Gael Says:

Hi Again,
The doctors just don't want to "hear" it...so stay strong! My husband has been off it a few days and he's almost back to his normal self. He isn't afraid or confused anymore...difference between night and day. Eliquis is a new drug and I don't believe all the side effects are in...but I'd won't be shocked if hallucinations, confusion and anxiety are added soon. I'll think good thoughts for you and your Mom. Be well and happy.

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Freddie Says:
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Thanks Gael. I am calling today to have the doctor change her back to Coumadin. I will keep you posted. Thank you for your support.

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Donna Says:
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Others have seen hallucations as well? My mother has been on this med for 3 days and it has been terrible!!

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Freddie Says:

My Mom has now been off Eliquis for about two weeks. Although her memory is still not great the confusion has gone and she said she no longer feels like her head is in a bubble. Glad to have her back on Coumadin. Thanks for all of your replies.

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Verwon Says:

Very welcome, Freddie! I'm glad she's doing better!

Donna, how is your mom doing?

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Anne Says:

Yes, my mum keeps telling us that she has an unclear head and is constantly tired. Doctors just disregard any of these problems. Her memory is now shocking.The whole family are concerned about her.

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Freddie Says:
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Hi Anne. My Mom has been back on Coumadin for a couple of months now and I see a big difference. She is close to 92 so her memory is still not great but greatly improved and no more confusion. I am very glad we switched back. Good luck
Freda

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Anne Says:

I've advised my mother to go back on old medication since reading all the comments on this site. I'm so annoyed that her doctors have not listened to anything we've said. I just it's not too late for her memory to return to normal, she's been on Eliquis for about 9 months and has been slowly getting worse. Thanks to everyone for posting on this site, it's opened my eyes.

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Verwon Says:

Anne, if it due to the medication, then things will most likely return to normal, but it may take a month or so, of her being off of it for the side effects to taper off.

Which medication is she taking, now?

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Anne Says:

My mum was taking Warfarin for years and never a problem. I'm not sure why her doctor changed her to Eliquis apart from not having to have fortnightly blood tests to check on levels etc. Her confusion and memory loss are getting worse month by month. I've told her she's to see her GP and demand she be put back on Warfarin again. I'm again so thankful that I found this site and read all your comments. Thanks everyone. Will certainly keep you posted on mum's condition in the coming months. Anne (Australia).

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Verwon Says:

You're very welcome, Anne and I hope she feels better very soon!

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Teresa Says:

I am 64 and have taken eliquis for a little over a year, lately I have been having night terrors, screaming and shouting in my sleep. It is getting worse and I am worried. Almost every night. Could this be a side effect of eliquis. I never did this until I started the drug.

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Louise Says:

Hi, Freddie, my 94 year old mom is on Eliquis, since December 2015.. and I am noticing her getting more confused and tiredness. The doctors don't seem to think this is a problem. I do, I wished I could find a doctor that would listen and maybe reduce the dosage or wean her off this. I'm afraid to reduce it myself. but she is not doing well. she takes 5 different meds plus potassium plus a iron pill. It's all a little to much for me to handle. She was more active before she had heart trouble now sh sleeps half the day. Thanks for telling your story.

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Maggie Says:

I am 75 years young. I switched from Pradaxa to eliquis 6 weeks ago (possible for safety's sake). I am experiencing what I call significant memory loss. Eliquis is the only new drug I have introduced to my medications. I am an RN. I started doing some research and found this website. I am going to call my cardiologist and go back on the Pradaxa for a month, and see if I there is any improvement.

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Myrna Says:
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My mom (94) has been on Eliquis since Dec..I'm noticing more confusion and decision making and sleeping too. I now see this maybe the cause. Thanks for sharing

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Susan Says:
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My mother is 89 and has been diagnosed with A-Fib. She has been prescribed Eliquis for possible blood clots. She is complaining about dizziness, but most of all nausea. Will this go away?

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cV Says:
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My Dad 94 has been on Eliquis for a few years. He recently had to go to emergency room for UTI with hematuria. He's at rehab Ctr and they are taking him off Eliquis cold turkey as hematuria won't go away. In addition he has weakness in legs that started around same time. I'm curious to see what happens with no eliquis.

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