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Heparin and coumadin together
A 31-year-old member asked:
Coumadin (warfarin): Coumadin (warfarin) takes a minimum of 2days to lower the inr. It is necessary to overlap drugs when bridging.
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Dr. Steven Busuttilanswered
Surgery - Vascular 35 years experience
Generally Yes: Generally yes, usually "bridging" means using quick acting Heparin injections (most often lmwh) to anticoagulate until the Coumadin (warfarin) adequat... Read More
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ricottaanswered
Vascular Surgery 50 years experience
Tests differ: Coumadin (warfarin) and Heparin prevent clots in different ways and the two tests measure different things. the Partial THromboplastin Time (PTT) is a... Read More
3.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 35-year-old member asked:
Morphine, coumadin, (warfarin) heparin, insulin, which one is given via the intramuscular route and which subcutaneously
Dr. Creighton Wrightanswered
surgery 58 years experience
Ok: Morphine all routes possible- oral, im, iv coumadin oral heparin sub cutaneous and iv, not muscular in general insulin subcutaneous and iv.
5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 60-year-old female asked:
How long does it take for heparin and then coumadin (warfarin) to dissolve clots that are found in the leg and also in both lungs.
Warfarin: Actually the warfarin doesn't dissolve the clots it prevents new ones from forming. The bodies own thrombolytic system takes care of the existing clot... Read More
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 24-year-old female asked:
Long cardiac hx. history of dvts, pe's, factor 5 . 6/10 l side abd pain from this am. 0 coumadin (warfarin) but was given 2 heparin shots. history of ovarian cysts. same?
Dr. Klaus d Lessnauanswered
Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
OMG: This is difficult. You need a really good doc, especially for your age. This is something that needs a very close eye on, a doc's eye. Do not hesitate... Read More
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugananswered
Specializes in Hematology
Heparin is used: To achieve rapid full anti coagulation. Warfarin is then introduced, but takes 5-7 days to establish a therapeutic level.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werneranswered
Cardiology 46 years experience
INR?: If your inr is between >2.5 stop the warfarin, skip 2 doses and on the next morning, start heparin. If your inr is.
4.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkinsanswered
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Heparin: Does not cross from the mother to the placenta to the fetus.
4.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 36-year-old male asked:
Hi i am going for a procedure and have switched from warfarin to heparin. i would just like to know when i can reuse an injection site. thanks?
Dr. Donald Colantinoanswered
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Injections: You can reuse the same general body areas for subcutaneous injections as long as you avoid prior pinpoint sites. Don't inject into any reddened ,swoll... Read More
319 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 51-year-old member asked:
Heparin: warfarin works by interfering with production of clotting factors so needs a living body. Heparin is a direct clotting factor inhibitor. It can work i... Read More
2.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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