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Does Rivaroxabn have any food intolerance?

Question asked 6 Mar 2014 2 answers

Support groups: warfarin, food, rivaroxaban, atrial fibrillation

DemoninDC's answer: There is no statement by the manufacturer that you can not drink alcohol and there are no current issues with any food including grapefruit. There are some medical personnel that feel that since Rivaroxaban is processed by enzymes in your intestine ...

Are Plavix & Praxada both Blood thiners that can be used for Arteriel Fibulation?

Question asked 31 May 2014 3 answers

Support groups: plavix, blood

DemoninDC's answer: No. Plavix is for Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) & recent MI, recent stroke, or established peripheral arterial disease. Pradaxa is used for non-valvular atrial fibrillation & in some cases DVT & PE.

Rivaroxaban - How long does the drug stay in your system once you stop taking it? When can I resume?

Question asked 23 May 2013 1 answer

Support groups: aleve, pain, rivaroxaban

DemoninDC's answer: The conservative half-life is 9 hours if you are 45 and younger and have no other impairments. The typically time frame that doctors wait before performing a surgery is 24 hours. Since you want to take Aleve it would be better to wait an additional ...

Are there any foods or drinks to avoid when taking rivaroxaban ?

Question asked 8 Apr 2013 1 answer

Support groups: grapefruit, alcohol, food, rivaroxaban, atrial fibrillation

DemoninDC's answer: There is no statement by the manufacturer that you can not drink alcohol and there are no current issues with any food including grapefruit. You should use caution until you know how your body will react when drinking alcohol. You need to be more ...

Can you drink alcahol with this Rivaroxaban?

Question asked 22 Jun 2014 1 answer

Support groups: rivaroxaban

DemoninDC's answer: There is no statement by the manufacturer that you can not drink alcohol. You should use caution until you know how your body will react. You need to be more mindful of aspirin, NSAIDs, and other drugs that you might or may take in the future.

Bleeding Disorder - What is a safest blood thinner to take when you have stomach ulcers ??

Question asked 14 Aug 2014 2 answers

Support groups: plavix, stomach ulcer, ulcer, heart, stomach, disorder, bleeding, blood thinners, stent, blood, blood thinner

DemoninDC's answer: Are you seeing a Gastroenterologist? If not, why? If the triple therapy to treat the H pylori does not work, as mention by Stephen, then you should have either open surgery or laparascopic surgery. Laparascopic surgery has become the preferred ...

Has anyone started bleeding internally from coumadin?

Question asked 17 Aug 2014 2 answers

Support groups: coumadin, muscle, bleeding, prosthetic heart valves - mechanical valves

DemoninDC's answer: Are you seeing a hematologist? What testing have your doctors done when you report this. You need to find a doctor that will listen to you and do testing when you feel this happening to either confirm or deny that you are bleeding internally.

Why would the blood get thicker while taking coumadin?

Question asked 16 Aug 2014 2 answers

Support groups: coumadin, dosage, blood

DemoninDC's answer: If you are not already seeing a hematologist you need to see one and discuss Warfarin Sensitivity Testing also known as Warfarin Sensitivity Genotyping. A variation in a gene known as the VKORC1 gene may result in a protein change that in your case ...

Warfarin sensitivity- medical id bracelet?

Question asked 16 Aug 2014 2 answers

Support groups: warfarin, medical

DemoninDC's answer: Yes you should. Just know in the future that if you need to be on an anticoagulant you will be prescribed Arixtra, Heparin, Lovenox, Xarelto, or Eliquis. The first three are injectable and the remaining are pills.

Lovenox - Do I need to pull out the plunger more because when I activate safety much to cover needle

Question asked 26 Jul 2014 2 answers

Support groups: lovenox, safety

DemoninDC's answer: No. Once you push the plunger all the way down, release the pressure you are applying on the plunger by about 80% and then give the plunger a final push. This will in most cases inject the remaining Lovenox that remains in the needle. There will be ...

If you have discharge papers that state contacct Cancer society and lung society HELP???

Question asked 24 Jul 2014 2 answers

Support groups: cancer, discharge

DemoninDC's response: You need to provide more information so you can get an appropriate response.

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