Should xarelto be held for this low risk skin excision?
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I am answering from a plastic surgeon’s perspective. In general, it all depends on the indication for Xarelto. Low risk for using the medication means that it could likely be discontinued. If there is a high risk for an event by stopping the medication, then one should think twice about discontinuing it. Other options could be considered for treatment including radiation therapy. However if the patient and surgeon feel surgery is the best option, then the benefits and risks will have to be weighed. Even though it is a minor procedure, there is always a small risk of bleeding. Xarelto has a rather short half-life, so it could potentially be discontinued a day or two prior to the procedure and started up again the following day after the procedure. Hope this helps.
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