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If you are taking Eliquis for a DVT, what over the counter…

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If you are taking Eliquis for a DVT, what over the counter medication can you take for a cold/allergy problem?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Eliquis and Metoprolol. Not allergic to any medications.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. Am generally healthy.

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Dr Subbanna MD
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Hi, I am an American Board Certified Neurologist with vast experience in diagnosing & treating all neurological as well as all other health/medical conditions, and I am very glad to help you with your health concerns.

I see you are on Eliquis (Apixaban) for DVT and you have inquired about the safe OTC cold/allergy medications. I am very familiar with these medications and I can certainly help you in this regard.

Please see Eliquis does not interact with most of the OTC cold/allergy medications.

You can try any of the following OTC meds;

Benadryl

Zyrtec

Allegra

Claritin

CPM (Chlorpheniramine maleate) etc

Any of the above can be used safely for cold/allergy while you are on eliquis and no serious or major drug interactions are expected to occur with any of these OTC meds.

Wishing you the best health!

All the very best!

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Hi, I earnestly hope you find the above information helpful.

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