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Are there any guidelines recommending a waiting period when a driver is started on a Factor Xa inhibitor such as Xarelto or Eliquis? At least a one month waiting period is recommended after Coumadin is first started. I realize that it depends on the diagnosis. For example, a driver with new onset A-fib, S/P ablation procedure, started on Xarelto and cleared by cardiologist to drive.
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There is no guideline on Factor Xa inhibitors. As noted, it depends on the diagnosis to some extent. For example, DOT's Medical Expert Panel in 2007 recommended that a driver maintain treatment after acute DVT with coumadin for at least 3 and preferably at least 6 months following resolution, and advises that the driver not return until he/she is adequately treated for the DVT and at least a month has gone by.