Muscle/nerve Ache With Eliquis And Niacin Or Statin

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Larry Says:
 
Since starting Eliquis, I have felt much stiffer and sore in the mornings and during the day with muscle tightness in my neck and back affecting my upper arms. A general sense of early aging that is unpleasant. Anyone else with these symptoms?

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David Says:
 
Hi Larry,

Based on my research, the following symptoms are listed as serious side effects of Eliquis (apixaban) that should be reported to your doctor immediately:

-numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness (especially in your legs & feet)
-loss of movement in any part of your body.
-joint pain or swelling

Do you think that the muscle tightness could possibly be related to any of the side effects mentioned above?

You can learn more about this drug on the page for Eliquis Details

I hope this info helps!

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Larry Says:
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Thanks, my tightness and swelling is in my neck and upper back. I am stopping my statin (after 12 years) to see if that is the culprit and if not, I will go back to Coumadin.

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olivia Says:
 
After taking Eliquis for ten days I began developing muscle pain. I contacted my doctor and his nurse told me to take Tylenol. Needless to say I stopped taking the medication. Five days have passed and I'm still having these symtoms. Should I be worried? The nurse told me after five days the drug should no longer be in my system.

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Ethel Says:
 
Hello Olivia,
How long did it take before you saw a change in your body after getting of Eliquis....
My Mother experienced the same joint pain and extreme fatigue. She has been off 3 days, but no change at all.

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Annare Says:
 
Yes! My legs are stiff. It's difficult getting out of the car or bed! I'm 63 and felt fine before I started taking these new meds. First it was Xarelto, which caused back pain; now, it's Eliquis and I feel stiff all over!

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Bill Says:
 
I am hving cervical neck pain also, along with hip pain. I stopped Eliquis several months ago to get injection into hip and my joint pain symptoms disappeared. More recently, I had severe neck pain along with muscle spasms. My MD gave me an injection of an NSAID. IN two hours I could turn my head fully. So I contacted my Cardiologist about discontinuing Eliquis for 3 weeks while I took Motrin to see if NSAIDS would help. Much to my surprise, within 24 hours after stopping Eliquis my neck pain had a noticeable reduction. Plan to only take an aspirin for a few days to see if neck pain is related. More studies needed on cause and effect of joint pain while taking Eliquis. Recommend contacting manufacturer and filing report with FDA. Maybe related, maybe not, but needs to be researched.

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Eric Says:
 
Is there anybody out there without any side effect?
Please let us know.

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Bill Says:
 
If related to Eliquis, pain should subside within 36 hours. If you are taking a Statin drug, it might be the cause.

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Eric Says:
 
Hi all,I'm on Eliquis and Statin for about 9 months.I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning.Stiff back and pain all over,legs,arms,shoulder and back.I'm 74.
After BF I force myself to ride my bicycle first very slowly and go for about 5-10 miles.After getting home pain is gone for the rest of the day.If I don't bike I'm in pain all day.I guess we all need more exercise even if we have to work trough the pain.Good luck

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Janice Says:
 
I have muscle pain in my neck and in my legs and take eliquist. I complained in the hospital about the neck pain and got no response to it. I don't think they were giving me eliquis yet because what I was getting was in an IV. I was given an antibiotic and maybe I was given the eliquis. I know it was the day before I left the hospital I got the neck pain and I still have it.

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Bill Says:
 
Since responding last year about neck and hip pain that went away when I stopped Eliquis to get hip injection for diagnostic purposes, i resumed Eliquis at the insistence of my doctor. Then I had cervical neck pain & muscle spasms so bad that my doctor sent me for a myelogram. Once again, I discontinued Eliquis in order to get Myelogram. Two days later I was pain free. When I discussed with cardiologist, he stated that ( was the only patient who complained about this.

I asked him if he asked his patients about joint pain since most would not correlate this pain to Eliquis.

In prior years, I had total body muscle pain while on statins.

When I contacted the Pharmaceutical company about Eliquis joint pain, they said it was in the Product Information circular. It is, but is very well disguised. Suggest everyone with this side effect contact Bristol Myers Squibb and file an adverse event report, and make sure your doctor knows about it every time you visit him/her.

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kathy Says:
 
Yes I have been so sore and stiff in the mornings it's like I've aged 5 yrs. I've also had extreme nausea that I have taken meclizine for. I just went off of it for 3 days for a dental appointment tomorrow. I am considering staying off it and going back yto coumedin.

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Will Says:
 
I got really bad neck pain I have to stop Eliquis!!!

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Bill Says:
 
This is not indicative of aging. If you have the least bit of arthritis, the inflammatory process stimulates the production of Platelets. If taking anticoagulants, it somehow interferes with normal platelet function.

Discuss with your doctor, and file a report with the manufacturer.

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cynthia Says:
 
At first on Eliquis my back was very stiff...gradually it went away in several months...I used to have a lot foot pain before taking Eliquis...it seems to have improved after taking it. My cervical neck arthirits and upper body pain however seems worse...not sure if, it's Eliquis or from auto accident injury several years ago.
Seems like missing doses and screwing around with dose times makes bruising worse too. Try to stay regular...I have been on it since October 2013..

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Janice Says:
 
Oh, yes. I was and energy plus person and now the muscle aches in my legs and neck are bad. I have no energy and feel much older. The neck pain came after taking two eliquis. They also gave me Toporal twice a day (50mg) and that could be part of it. I have circulation problems in my toes and fingers too.

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Clair Says:
 
I just started eliques. and could not belive that all of a sudden had a lot of muscle pain,neck,back arms. i decided to check for side affects and now i know it is the eliquis.

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Bill Says:
 
ABSOLUTELY. YOU WILL SEE HOW BAD THIS SIDE EFFECT IS IF YOU HAVE TO DISCONTINUE ELIQUIS FOR ANY KIND OF INVASIVE TESTING OR SURGERY.
TELL YOUR DOCTOR, AND IF HE SAYS YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO COMPLAINS ABOUT IT, ASK HIM HOW MANY PATIENTS HE ASKS ABOUT THIS SIDE EFFECT?
THE MANUFACTURER WILL STATE THAT IT IS A LISTED SIDE EFFECT, BUT IT IS CAREFULLY DISGUISED FROM CONSUMERS AND PHYSICIANS.

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Dee Says:
 
After taking 5mg Eliquis 2x/day for 2 months, I now have neck,shoulder and back pain. I also am beginning to have hip discomfort. I was fine before Eliquis. Is it all a coincidence? My cardiologist said my symptoms not a side effect

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chris Says:
 
Its not your imagination. I am taking eliquis 5 mg twice a day since march 1 2015.
The last month I started getting muscle pain in my arms and stifffness in my
hand joint. I am having getting off a couch, kichen chair and a Toilet seat.
Getting in and out my car is difficult. I am a pharmacist for 38 yrs and I am 61 yo
and now going to a Rheumatogist . She on a witch hunt thinking it might be gout.
After reading these blogs i am convinced the smoking gun is eliquist.
I got to have them get me off this crap before i turn 62 sorry i mean 92!!!!!!

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