Pulmonary Embolism Warfarin Or Xarelto?

Yusra Says:

Hi there, I am a 40 year old woman, recently had cramps in my left calf and shortness of breath. Went to the physician and was hospitalized for blood clots having run from my calf to my lungs. I am on Warfarin, but my doctor recommended Xarelto for the next three months. I have read so many reviews and came across legal cases against the company as there is no antidote. I'm so scared, should I continue with Warfarin then?

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Yusra! How are you?

It's up to you, really. Though some people have had trouble with Xarelto, many have taken it without a problem. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising, so very similar to Warfarin.

Can anyone that's taken Xarelto chime in with their experience?

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Veronica Says:

I was diagnosed with systic fibrosis and was prescribed Topraz by my gp. But it was declined by my medscheme. They suggested Reprex 4mg instead. ??????

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