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Can Eliquis be replaced by Aspirin?

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Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Question: I was having a reaction to eliquis, when I stopped taking it the reaction stopped. Should I take asprin now to help stop any possible clotting?

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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Aspirin would help but not near as effective unfortunately

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Aspirin and eliquis work in different ways. Though aspirin is used to reduce clotting, eliquis and other medications like eliquis are far superior to aspirin in preventing clotting.

This means it would be best to use one of the other anti-clotting meds such as-- rivaroxaban or dabigatran or warfarin etc.

You would need to speak to your doctor about your reaction so that an effective alternative can be prescribed.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Michelle Gibson James, General & Family Physician
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Brief Answer: Aspirin would help but not near as effective unfortunately Detailed Answer: Hi, Aspirin and eliquis work in different ways. Though aspirin is used to reduce clotting, eliquis and other medications like eliquis are far superior to aspirin in preventing clotting. This means it would be best to use one of the other anti-clotting meds such as-- rivaroxaban or dabigatran or warfarin etc. You would need to speak to your doctor about your reaction so that an effective alternative can be prescribed. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Michelle Gibson James, General & Family Physician