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I am taking Eliquis. Today a doctor prescribed the Z pack

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I am taking Eliquis. Today a doctor prescribed the Z pack for a sinus infection. Is it safe to take this when I am taking Eliquis? I have taken the first two pills
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Yes it is safe.
There are no reported drug interactions with this.
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

Z pack is not safe to take with Eliquis.

It can cause increased risk of bleeding.

Also Zpack can cause heart arrhythmias.

Hence, it is not preferred with pre existing heart conditions.

Doxycycline is safer antibiotic.

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