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Duchess, April 9,  2021  6:31pm EST

Not in the US and out of eliquis

Hi folks ,I have been here for a few years. I read your post  but have not posted.  Iam in Central America  and miss counted my pills I'm 6 pills short. Can I substitute  Zeralto. For eliquis? its the only thing I can get here. Please need some feed back. No hospitals just clinic here. Can't get a hold of my doc.

Thanks 

Duchess

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  • MellanieSAF
    MellanieSAF, April 9,  2021  8:02pm EST

    Duchess,

    I'm so sorry you're out and cannot get more.

    That falls under medical advice, and we cannot give medical advice here (we're not doctors, and we also don't know your medical history).

    You probably should contact that clinic so you can speak with a doctor. 

    Mellanie 

  • Duchess
    Duchess, April 9,  2021  9:05pm EST

    I went to clinic all could offer was xeralto  . Thank you for your quick response  will try and reach out again  to Loyola Dr. Wilber .wasn't able to get through.  Love and hugs to you all.

     

  • MellanieSAF
    MellanieSAF, April 9,  2021  9:17pm EST

    The clinic couldn't tell you whether it was OK to substitute Xarelto for Eliquis? I would think they would have lots of medical resources to access to tell you that.

    What about a pharmacy? The pharmacist should be able to check that for you. 

    Do you have a portal you can reach Dr. Wilber's office through? 

    While both are Factor Xa inhibitors, they are slightly different, especially with the difference in dosing (Xarelto is once daily and Eliquis is twice daily). It's not unusal for someone to change from one to the other permanently, but I'm not aware of any studies on whether it is safe to do so short term and then change back. 

    Mellanie

  • Duchess
    Duchess, April 9,  2021  9:32pm EST

    I do have portal but never activated it.  Lesson learned... No they  couldn't  say it was safe  she look info up  computer. There wasn't any info on short trem use.. Said they only have xeralto.  Going to try activated  portal. Again thanks 😊 

  • Jinny
    Jinny, April 12,  2021  2:37am EST

    Hi: I switched from Eliquis (which I had taken for 4 years) to Xarelto (20mg) from one day to the next, with the doctor's permission. I asked for the change just because Xarelto is only taken once a day, which means you can forget about it after the morning dose. Hope this helps.

  • MellanieSAF
    MellanieSAF, April 13,  2021  11:58am EST

    For most people, switching among the Factor Xa inhibitors - Eliquis, Xarelto, and Savaysa - is safe. But, each one has special cautions for some people (i.e., Eliquis is less renally-cleared than the others, so can be a better choice for those with kidney issues). That is why switching should only be undertaken with affirmation from your doctor that you don't have any condition that would create a problem. To see some of those unique constraints, look for presentations by, and webinars with, Dr. Elaine Hylek or Prof. Greg Lip in the free StopAfib video library.

    Mellanie

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