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What would prevent me from taking a novel anticoagulant for A Fib?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
If you have atrial fibrillation (also called A Fib), a common heart rhythm condition, you shouldn't take a novel anticoagulant if you have certain health conditions. For instance, if you have severe kidney or liver disease or an increased risk of bleeding, a novel anticoagulant may not be the right drug for you. If you are taking a medication that can interact with a novel anticoagulant, your doctor may not prescribe this drug for you. You should not take a novel anticoagulant if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. Also, you should avoid a novel anticoagulant if you are breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor about your medical history to see if a novel anticoagulant is right for you.

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