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Rivaroxban aka Xarelto and Platelets

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    Gerry Donnelly
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    I was at the Doctors today but forget to ask this question which is on my mind. Until my next visit, I thought I would post it here and see if anyone can enlighten me.

    I am taking Rivaroxaban, a blood thinner, for my atrial fibrillation condition. But as I am also being “watched” for low platelets, – as most of us are if on the road to MDS or related conditions.

    My question is does anyone know if the drug Rivaroxaban has any impact on platelets levels. If this was the case it may compromise my ability to have my present platelet low levels return to normal.

    No matter what, the intake of blood thinners, when one has low platelets, does impact the issue of bruising.

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    Sherry Pratt
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    David
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    You may want to consult with a few cardiologist also to see if cardio-version is a possibility. I say a few because they don’t like to do it unless you are 100% healthy, they do stop your heart and restart it after all. I had A-Fib long before my MDS diagnosis, was on the blood thinners, then finally my cardiologist relented and we tried cardio-version. It’s been 15 years and I’ve never reverted or had an issue.

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