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can you give blood if using warfarin

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Blood thinners like warfarin and anti-platelet medications are generally not compatible with blood donation. Check with your local red cross for deta ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not thin: Despite the colloquial use of the term "blood thinners" Warfarin does not "thin" the blood. It just prolongs the time it takes for the blood to clot.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) is routinely used as a chronic blood thinner. It works by inhibiting several coagulation factors (factors ii, vii, ix, and x) as w ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Three to five days: In general, the effects of warfarin (coumadin) last for three to five days after stopping the medication.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Everyone's different: Just follow your prothrombin time. It is not rocket science. The doctor will tell you when you are in therapeutic range. Some people take much larger ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Absolutely not: All warfarin adjustments need to be done by the prescribing physician in the context of your reason for blood thinning and your other health circumsta ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Toxic: Excessive Coumadin (warfarin) raises the inr/protime to elevated levles which then can cause spontaneous bleeding, everywhere... Eat a salad or any vi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Xarelto: Yes. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is equally effective as coumadin( warfarin). Initially it was given only for irregular heart beat atrial fibrillation. Now ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Not lilkely: Wafarin will accentuate any bleeding tendency from lesions anywhere in the body, but it would be unlikely to cause spontaneous bleeding into the sperm ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: No.
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