Eliquis, Dizxiness

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Gini Says:
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I've just started taking Eliquis, 5mg x 2 day for nonvalvular Afib. I'm experiencing dizziness & lightheadness. I have suffered from vertigo for years from heading loss & age (70 yrs old). I guess my question is will the dizziness go away as my body adjusts to this new medication?

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sliverhorse Says:
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I had the same problem. Felt like I was going to pass out. Two different effects at the same time. I was on a heart monitor at the time. The drug caused tachycardia, it was recorded. The second effect is the lightheadedness. Felt like I had a couple shots of whiskey. I do not drink. Have been off Eliquis for two weeks.

The tachycardia has gone away. The lightheadedness has reduced but is still present.

Tough drug to live with. I am back on aspirin. 81 mg twice per week.

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David Says:
Interestingly enough, MedlinePlus.gov lists "feeling dizzy or faint" as a "serious" side effect of Apixaban (Eliquis); whereas they recommend either contacting your doctor immediately or seeking emergency medical treatment.

So it sounds to me like this is a normal thing that can occur during treatment. I just find it strange that the lightheadedness has lingered around even after stopping Eliquis for two weeks. Depending on how much and how long you've been taking it, I'd imagine that the drug could still be working its way out of your body...

I hope this info helps!

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Josianej Says:
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I am on xerelto for 3 years now i am bleeding in my private so i stop the xerelto for 4 day no more blending. I dont want to take this blood thinner anymore is to scary for me . the teason i was on xerelto i have afib supposely . i sm so confused dont know what to do ...do you thing i should take a aspirin 81 mg ..please respond i sm so scare

Thsnk you so much

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Gini Says:
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My understanding is that you SHOULD NOT take aspirin while you are on a blood thinner.

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