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my husband takes Eliquis for heart AFib. He has blood

my husband takes Eliquis for heart AFib. He has blood in his urine and Urologist wants him to stop Eliquis but heart Dr. says No. He drinks a glass of cranberry juice (8oz.) and now seems to have more blood. Could the color of his urine be darker red than it was because of the juice?
Thu, 11 Oct 2018
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doctor1 MD

Is it safe to take Eliquis if you are taking Plavix? my mother is 90 and recently had a stroke and 2 months later a mini stroke. The doctor said her heart was in Afib? and she should be on a blood thinner. He put her on Eliquis, and I ve had people questioning this. what is your advice? YYYY@YYYY

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doctor1 MD

my husband id taking eliquis for a-fib. he was tild he has a strong heart and has had no mheart related problems. He is having constipation and feeling colder in the housr than normal. Since he has no heart related problems -- is it worth taking eliquis

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