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Can I take both warfarin and a novel anticoagulant for A Fib?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
You cannot take warfarin and a novel anticoagulant at the same time for atrial fibrillation (also called A Fib), a common heart rhythm disorder. If you are currently taking warfarin for A Fib, your doctor can help you transition to a novel anticoagulant. Do not just stop taking your warfarin and switch to the novel anticoagulant. Your doctor will develop a plan to gradually reduce the amount of warfarin over time to help prevent negative reactions. Talk to your doctor about switching from warfarin to a novel anticoagulant and make sure you understand the process.

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