Q. I am on Apixaban for the prevention of DVT. Can I practice judo still?

Answered by
Dr. Parth R Goswami
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 23, 2019 and last reviewed on: Sep 24, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am 32-years-old male. Currently on Apixaban for the prevention of DVT. My does 2.5 mg tablets to take one twice daily from last year. Now the questions I would like to ask are as follows,

1. Can I still do Judo while taking this medication?

2. If the risk of excessive bleeding is too high to do contact sports like Judo, then what other alternatives are there, so I can still do Judo as well as have medication for the prevention of DVT?

Are there any private routes I can follow within my own country to find out exactly if I have an inherited condition that was responsible for my DVT in the first place? Other possibly relevant info includes,

1. Fluoxetine, one capsule of 20 mg twice a day for OCD and anxiety.

2. Omeprazole, one capsule of 20 mg once a day for acid reflux.

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Hematology Pathology


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The cause for deep vein thrombosis should be searched. The genetic cause includes prothrombin gene mutation, factor V Leiden mutation, protein C and S deficiency, etc. It can be tested in a nearby laboratory in your place. In your area, mostly doctor prescription needed for a carried out investigation. So you can contact hematologist nearby if required. So investigate with full coagulation profile.

You can play judo if there is not any bleeding in the last few months. Apixaban does not increase the risk of bleeding like that of Warfarin. I hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Do not stop the medicine without your doctor advise.

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