Is Vitamin K2 OK with Eliquis

Posted by fdixon63 @fdixon63, Sep 16 10:27am

Hope someone can help by answering a question. I'm post-ablation (a-fib)–am on rhythm medication and Eliquis 5 mg BID. I'm also osteopenic and 77 years old. I've tried calcium in the past but don't do well on it. Constipation is an issue and as I've had a hemi-colectomy and I've avoided calcium. When in the health food store this week to get my D3, I saw the D3 with K2 for bone, heart… It seems it is different that calcium supplements. I would like to be taking something for my bone health. I searched the Mayo connect site but most of what I saw was pretty old. Thanks for any help or guidance.

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@fdixon63 My doctor recommended K2D3 for me, but I am not a heart patient, and I'm not taking other medications where there possibly could be an interaction. It is Vitamin K and Vitamin D, not a calcium supplement. I know for the blood thinner, Warfarin, Vitamin K levels are crucial and must be monitored for a particular dose of Warfarin. Eloqius is different.

This is an important question… too important to ask for an opinion from non medical people, and there are no medical professions here on Connect, just patients, etc. It is best to ask your heart specialist or prescribing physician's opinion because you don't want to get it wrong because heart problems can be serious. Vitamin D levels should also be monitored by your doctor because too much can be toxic. This is a conversation to have with your doctor.

Do you have a specialist treating your osteopenia?

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@fdixon63 My doctor recommended K2D3 for me, but I am not a heart patient, and I'm not taking other medications where there possibly could be an interaction. It is Vitamin K and Vitamin D, not a calcium supplement. I know for the blood thinner, Warfarin, Vitamin K levels are crucial and must be monitored for a particular dose of Warfarin. Eloqius is different.

This is an important question… too important to ask for an opinion from non medical people, and there are no medical professions here on Connect, just patients, etc. It is best to ask your heart specialist or prescribing physician's opinion because you don't want to get it wrong because heart problems can be serious. Vitamin D levels should also be monitored by your doctor because too much can be toxic. This is a conversation to have with your doctor.

Do you have a specialist treating your osteopenia?

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Thanks. Will check with my cardiologist before using K.

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