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Can an overdose caused by taking to much coumadin (warfarin) cause some kidney damage?

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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Rarely: The biggest problem with an overdose of Coumadin (warfarin) is the blood being too thin and you being at high risk for bleeding. There are a few cases (rarely) where patients have had hemorrhage (bleeding) in their kidneys from high Coumadin (warfarin) levels causing kidney damage.
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Dr. Steve Kagan
Vascular Surgery 33 years experience
Not directly: Warfarin (generic name for coumadin) works by affecting the production of proteins in the liver. Overdosage can lead to bleeding - I am not aware of any direct renal toxicity of warfarin but would recommend doing some research online.
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