Short Term Use Of Eliquis

1 Reply Updated

Conversation Starter

Traveler Says:

In September 2015 and in June 2016 I developed a blot clot in a superficial vein in my right quadricep. Both resolved themselves. Because I was scheduled to fly my vascular surgeon sent me to a benign hematologist who proposed I take 2.5 mg of the drug two hours before a flight and a second dose twelve hours after the first. I followed the doctor's directions and was fine.

I recently consulted once more with the doctor as I am scheduled to travel to Asia (a 15 hour flight) and will have several inter-city flights before returning back home. Since I will be away for two weeks and have three inter-city flights (one approximately every three days) the doctor suggested I take 2.5 mg twice a day for the duration of the trip.

I'm a bit nervous about going on the drug for two weeks as it is a powerful drug with many potential side effects. Your thoughts please.

Showing Replies 1 - 1 of 1 RSS Feed

Page of 1     Sorted By:
Verwon Says:

For the best and safest possible outcome, you should follow your doctor's instructions, they are only trying to help you.

The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising.

Many people take it for far longer periods of time.

Are you on any other medications?

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

Short term Viibryd use, already coming off
I started with the starter pack 2 weeks ago. First day I took the 10mg in the morning, was severely dizzy all day. Waite... 7 replies
Permanent brain damage from short-term use of Xanax?
In the past I have been prescribed .25 mg alprazolam (Xanax) to take as needed. I would take about one a month. I am 46 ... 4 replies
Eliquis Shortness of breath
I was taken off of Xarelto and put on Eliquis 2.5mg twice daily. Everything seemed fine. Then my cardiologist increased ... 9 replies
eliquis and shortness of breath
My boyfriend began taking Eliquis in March for AFIB. (He is 68.) Right away he wasn't himself. He gets short of brea... 68 replies
Short term xanax use.
If you take 1mg of xanax for 3 days and just quit, will it have any affects? ## no you will be fine ## It can vary from ... 3 replies
Short term opiate use: HELP!!!
Hi, I'm a 21 year old female. I was going through a terrible time about a month ago after losing my mother in a car ... 3 replies
oxycodone short term use 15 mg tablet per day for a month
Wondering if I will have withdrawals upon stopping since I only took it as prescribed once a day for a month ## Hello, B... 2 replies
Side effects of short term pred
Hi, I was just prescribed 60mg of prednisone for 2 weeks and after that tapering off a pill a day. I have never taken th... 1 reply
safety of hydrocodone10/350 short term
My wife has been taking hydrocodone for about 2 weeks, her pain has increased to the level of a 10 and the meds only sto... 1 reply
HELLO. MY DAD GOT A STENT LAST MONTH. THEREFORE NOW HE HAS TO TAKE BRLINTA...but now he doesn't have energy..gets di... 5 replies

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question

with the privacy policy (20191231).

This form will be submitted securely


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 21 January 2017.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2020 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA