Apixaban Rash

DavidR Says:

After two years on apixaban I have developed an itchy rash. It's subsurface and is most intense around my waist. My doctor wants me to change to xarelto. I am delaying starting another blood thinner until the rash subsides.

Can anyone share their experience with these symptoms and their solution ? Thanks.

3 Replies

Earliest Newest Votes
Verwon Says:

While this medication is listed by the FDA as causing a rash as a side effect, or as a possible allergic reaction, it is odd that it would appear after 2 years of taking it, though we are all different, and I am not a doctor.

How long have you been off of it, now?

There is a chance of your experiencing rebound effects, such as blood clots, if you stop it abruptly, without switching to a different medication, according to NIH warnings, so it is best to be careful and follow your doctor's instructions.

Has there been any change?

Was this helpful? 1
DavidR Says:

Re: Verwon (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

Thanks for your prompt response.

The very low intensity rash started after about one year I started taking metoprolol and apixaban.

I've been off the apixaban medication for a bit more than a week after having used it for more than two years together with the beta blocker, metoprolol. In consultation with my doctor, I stopped the metoprolol about three months ago. Holter tests after 10 weeks showed almost the same rate control results, with and without metoprolol, except that without metoprolol I do not have very low heart rates when I'm sleeping.

He suggested a pause and then changing blood thinners. I haven't started the new blood thinner yet.

So far, there has been no change in the intensity of the rash. I suspect that you are correct in suggesting the rash is an allergy related to something else.

Thanks again, DavidR

Was this helpful? 0
DavidR Says:

After one month 'off' apixaban, the rash has subsided a modest amount. It's not quite as intense nor as widely spread a month ago,

My dermatologist has taken a biopsy and will have results in ten days or so.

Was this helpful? 0

More Discussions:

what adverse effects experienced as a result of apixaban

I haven't started using Eliquis, yet although it's been prescribed for my atrial flutter problem, but I've r...

Rash after quitting Lyrica

I took Lyrica (150mg daily) for 2 years. The medicine helped reduce my leg and hip gain greatly. In January I started wo...

Rashes from Tecfidera

I have been have been having this dry skin rash that started on one breast first, then it move to my back then to my che...

Rash when switching from normal Metformin to ER?

I have been taking normal metformin (1000mg per day) since April 2014. It had a strong GI effect on me (10 bathroom trip...

rash after taking prozac

took Prozac for 3 weeks and developed an itchy red rash over my body nothing helps how long will Prozac take to get out ...

rash on legs after 9 days of use

My 5 yr old was placed on this med for possible uti and she came home from school today with a rash on 1 of her legs, sh...

Rash from Levothyroxine

My dosage was just changed from 50mg. every other day 75mg every other day. My new dosage is 75mg everyday now. Since I ...

Rashes Associated W/prolea

Had my second injection of Prolea Nov. 2012. Have developed severe rash on both lower ankles and feet. The rash itches, ...

Rash from Purbac

Hi, I am 21 and currently using Purbac. Its been 2 weeks now. I recently developed a rash on one side of my cheek about ...

Rash, been off liquids over a month

Ugly rash on torso legs and arms, Dr no help. Had knee blood clot, gone now. Been off liquids over a month. Does anyone ...