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what is difference between acitrom and warfarin?i am taking 2.5mg of acitrom and now i am planning to shift towa?rfarin 2.5mg.does it make any effect?

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Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Similar but not same: Both Acitrom and Warfarin act in the same way, by blocking the effect of Vitamin K so you make less clotting factors. The main difference is how long the medication says in your body after taking a dose. Warfarin stays about 3 times longer. With both medications you need to check your blood test (INR or prothrombin time) regularly to make sure you are taking the right dose.

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Does warfarin interact with any gingko

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Are there any alternatives for warfarin?

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What can you eat safely if you are on warfarin?

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Anything. & Careful!: First of all pay attention to the fact that warfarin therapy is life saving in range and life threatening outside that range. Technically you can and should have a varied, healthy diet. That said, you must be cognizant of the fact that dark leafy greens absolutely affect the pt/inr. On the other hand if you eating consistent amounts of greens, your levels should not vary. Check pt-inr regularly.
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being consistent with your diet is the key here when you are on coumadin. open this link you may find it useful. http://www.drgourmet.com/warfarin/
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What can I do to lose 100lbs in 6 week while on warfarin ?

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Dr. Stephen Daquino
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Not much: On or off warfarin, 100 lbs in 6 weeks is way too much. Most shoot for about 10-15 lbs per month. Maybe a bit more on more aggressive programs but shooting for more is not sustainable or healthy.
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A 40-year-old male asked:

Explain the effects of warfarin tablets.?

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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Effects of Warfarin: Warfarin is a vitamin k antagonist, hence it will block all the vit k dependent clotting factors preventing the formation of the fibrin clot. It effectively delays your blood from clotting. It is important to take the right dose so the blood clotting is delayed to an optimum time. This is done by checking pt (prothrombin or factor ii time) and inr. Details of this will be out of scope.

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