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Pros and cons of Xarelto for Afib

Posted by @liberty, Jul 20, 2017

My Cardiologist has prescribed Xarelto for my Afib. I have pacemaker. The more I read about this med the more I am afraid to start taking. My cardiologist tells me it is perfectly safe but all I read even from Xarelto tells me it is not. Would appreciate any input one way or the other. Thanks

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I’ve been on Xarelto a little over a year. Not excited about it but, in the long run, it beats having a stoke from Afib. I try not to read too much, it’s too scary.

Oops, that should be stroke!!

Hello @liberty,

Welcome to Connect; glad you’ve joined us. I’d like to direct you towards this discussion in the Brain and Nervous System group on Mayo Clinic Connect:
Xarelto: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/xarelto/

Although they have different symptoms and conditions, @trish602 @grandmajan, @zenk, @yoanne, @predictable, @martishka, @donnelson, @frank4848, @gonefishinmt, @murryone, @ezra, @mlemieux, @2bildeb, @misssassy have all discussed Xarelto, and it is my hope that they will join in with more insight for you.

@liberty, may I ask if there is any particular side effect that you are concerned about? When were you diagnosed with Afib?

@bjanderson

I’ve been on Xarelto a little over a year. Not excited about it but, in the long run, it beats having a stoke from Afib. I try not to read too much, it’s too scary.

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Hello @bjanderson, and welcome to Connect. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about Xarelto.
Isn’t it the truth that with so much more information available online, it can often create a lot more worry and stress!

@bjanderson, we look forward to getting to know you; have you noticed any significant side effects from Xarelto? What suggestions might you have for Connect members who are concerned about this medication?

@bjanderson

I’ve been on Xarelto a little over a year. Not excited about it but, in the long run, it beats having a stoke from Afib. I try not to read too much, it’s too scary.

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I only have bruising as a side effect. I did not want to take Xarelto . It's just another med to add to my collection. Once you start with the Afib it basically becomes a necessity. I was diagnosed with heart failure with pef 2 1/2 years ago and the Afib started up again this past spring so I had to give in. I  wear a medic alert so if I'm in an accident or cannot communicate with paramedics they can get my info. That gave me some peace of mind.

@kanaazpereira

Hello @liberty,

Welcome to Connect; glad you’ve joined us. I’d like to direct you towards this discussion in the Brain and Nervous System group on Mayo Clinic Connect:
Xarelto: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/xarelto/

Although they have different symptoms and conditions, @trish602 @grandmajan, @zenk, @yoanne, @predictable, @martishka, @donnelson, @frank4848, @gonefishinmt, @murryone, @ezra, @mlemieux, @2bildeb, @misssassy have all discussed Xarelto, and it is my hope that they will join in with more insight for you.

@liberty, may I ask if there is any particular side effect that you are concerned about? When were you diagnosed with Afib?

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Not taking Xeralto yet since still doing research. Diagnosed with Afib this past Feb 23. Had ablation done last Nov. Now using CPAP. Seems like all are related somehow. I just read about Boston Scientific’s Watchman which is interesting. Am talking with my cardiologist about this next vist.

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