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Normal dose for apixaban?

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Rosielee93 Sun 19-May-19 19:56:35

Ive just been put on apixaban for life to prevent blood clots and I've been put on 5mg twice a day. Is this the normal dose? My dad is only on 2.5mg twice a day to also prevent clots. Im bruising and bleeding really easily.

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Funbun32 Sun 19-May-19 20:07:45

The dose depends on your age, weight and kidney function op. I would imagine your dad’s age has put him in a lower dose category compared to you. Both 5 and 2.5 are normal doses. Hope this helps

Rosielee93 Sun 19-May-19 20:19:44

Okay thankyou very much!

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Greybeardy Sun 19-May-19 20:21:42

Doesn’t really matter what the ‘normal’ dose is, bleeding may be an indication to change dose/drug - probably best to speak to your GP/the doctor who prescribed it.

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