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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
PE: Eliquis
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Not blood thinners: This is not a blood thinner. I don't recommend it at all.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Apixaban: Apixaban is a new oral anticoagulant which is an alternative to warfarin in some situations. You should discuss the pros and cons with your doctor.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Some medications: require monitoring and others don't. When the doctor gives you an antibiotic for an infection does he monitor the drug level? No. He knows the dose is ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Ask your: Ask your doctor first.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Coumadin (warfarin): Coumadin (warfarin) takes a minimum of 2days to lower the inr. It is necessary to overlap drugs when bridging.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
It depends: Both Plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) "thin" the blood but do so via different mechanisms and degrees. The choice of one medication over another depends ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
30 years experience Cardiology
Multiple factors: Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with a number of gods and medications. Please check the following link for detailed information. http://m.circ.ahajourna ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Talk with: The prescribing doc straight away. An inr needs to be checked immediately.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Discuss with: Your obstetrician and the doctor who prescribed the coumadin (warfarin).
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk to your doctor.: You could consider any of the new ones, but they are not without drawbacks including expense and long term safety issues. Question is....Does your do ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Not normal: 6.4 is too high...Talk to your physician again or get a second opinion...Would not recommend taking 17.5mg as scheduled.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Cataract surgery is a blood-less surgery. There is no need to stop Aspirin or Coumadin (warfarin) before cataract surgery.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
There are: Quite a few other medical options including shots and pills. Talk with your doc.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Ask: Ask your doctor for specific advice and treatment many things can affect and interfere with anticoagulation medication
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Warfarin: Keep taking the warfarin if your doctor says it is necessary. Leech therapy went out with crucifixion. Discuss with your doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It doesn't matter so much how many stents you have but why you have them, what do you your other arteries look like and when were they put in. For ins ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Coordinate: Talk to your doctor(s). They put you on the thinner for a reason, and make sure you tell them all your meds. You need to be in a safe range, and int ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Reason?: It depends on why you are on it. If you were on it for a blood clot that resolved, it can simply be stopped when your doctor says it is ok to do so. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Depends on the condition that you have. Whether you had a history of a stroke, heart attach, blood clots in the lung or legs etc. Plavix (clopidogr ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Follow doctor's: advise. INR of 4.6 is higher than desired. Do not change your diet without checking with your doctor as you could easily go in the opposite direction ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
That is a : Tough one. In general frequent testing is needed to get i right at the outset. After that increased monitoring is needed with change in health status, ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: You are doing everything correctly, assuming your inr is therapeutic. No form of anti coagulation has proven better than another for portal vein thomb ... Read More
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