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Old 09-09-2019, 04:31 PM
 
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Thanks all. I have been on it a couple weeks now with no issues, seems to be a pretty good med. I was mostly concerned about the possible internal bleeding that a few experience.

Only issue is cost - very expensive even with co-pay.
As long as you have commercial health insurance rather than insurance through a government program such as Medicare Part D, the VA, etc., you can get a copay card from the manufacturer that will reduce the amount you have to pay to $10 per month. Xarelto's manufacturer offers a similar copay card.

https://www.xarelto-us.com/xarelto-c...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

https://www.eliquis.bmscustomerconnect.com/#co-pay
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Old Today, 07:00 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Thanks all. I have been on it a couple weeks now with no issues, seems to be a pretty good med. I was mostly concerned about the possible internal bleeding that a few experience.

Only issue is cost - very expensive even with co-pay.

Eliquis has a slightly better record in terms of efficacy & side effects than warfarin, but it is considerably more expensive at the drugstore. OTOH- warfarin use involves frequent, continuing blood tests and maybe dosage adjustments, which run up the over all costs.
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Old Today, 04:27 PM
 
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Eliquis has a slightly better record in terms of efficacy & side effects than warfarin, but it is considerably more expensive at the drugstore. OTOH- warfarin use involves frequent, continuing blood tests and maybe dosage adjustments, which run up the over all costs.



Warfarin is usually zero dollar co-pay on most insurances and Medicare Part D


The co-ag testing is covered by Medicare. If not on Medicare, MD can arrange for a home co-ag testing kit and adjust the dosage by phone


Coumadin (Warfarin) has been around forever and it works! Also, a Vit K dose (or doses) can quickly stop the bleeding effect for surgery or in case of an accident!


The antidotes for the newer expensive meds are just starting to come out
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Old Today, 05:05 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Thanks all. I have been on it a couple weeks now with no issues, seems to be a pretty good med. I was mostly concerned about the possible internal bleeding that a few experience.

Only issue is cost - very expensive even with co-pay.
I've been on Eliquis for a year now and have no perceptible side effects and, especially no bruising or bleeding issues. I was really concerned about that early on, but even on the couple occasions where I've had a scab that gets scraped off, I've seen little to no more bleeding than I ever would have. So I no longer worry about it.

Eliquis was what they gave me in the hospital a year ago and, when I got home, I extensively researched all my anti-coagulant options. I quickly decided that, cheap as it is, Warfarin was out. And the more I researched and compared the NOACs, the more Eliquis stood out as the best - at least for me. So far, so good.

I don't have the stamina I used to have, but that may well have more to do with the Metoprolol I'm taking twice a day and/or the Telmisartan or the afib necessitating the Eliquis.
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Old Today, 05:59 PM
 
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I've been on Eliquis for a year now and have no perceptible side effects and, especially no bruising or bleeding issues. I was really concerned about that early on, but even on the couple occasions where I've had a scab that gets scraped off, I've seen little to no more bleeding than I ever would have. So I no longer worry about it.

Eliquis was what they gave me in the hospital a year ago and, when I got home, I extensively researched all my anti-coagulant options. I quickly decided that, cheap as it is, Warfarin was out. And the more I researched and compared the NOACs, the more Eliquis stood out as the best - at least for me. So far, so good.

I don't have the stamina I used to have, but that may well have more to do with the Metoprolol I'm taking twice a day and/or the Telmisartan or the afib necessitating the Eliquis.
Thank you for sharing - the more I learn about it, the more it seems to be the best medicine for my issues.
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Old Today, 06:03 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Thank you for sharing - the more I learn about it, the more it seems to be the best medicine for my issues.
You are most welcome! Best of luck to you!!
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