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A 46-year-old member asked:

what are the alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Coumadin (warfarin): For atrial fibrillation there are direct thrombin inhibitors approved for stroke prevention. These are not approved for patients with mechanical valves.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you drink occasional beer while taking coumadin/warfarin?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: An occaisional beer should not be an issue for patients taking coumadin (warfarin). Excessive alcohol consumption, which can lead to bleeding in the stomach and liver dysfunction should be avoided because these problems will be compounded by coumadin (warfarin).
A 43-year-old member asked:

Does hoodia interfere with coumadin/warfarin?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: I can find no report of a drug interaction. You should be aware that many products marketed as hoodia actually have no hoodia in them.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What happens if you take too much coumadin (warfarin)?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Riga Pemba
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Bleed: Coumadin (warfarin) is rat poison. It is used as an anticoagulant for certain medical conditions. The levels are closely monitored by your doc. Too much can thin you blood and could cause you to bleed and lose a lot of blood with its own consequences.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Does anyone have any suggestions of any alternatives that can be taken in place of warafin or coumadin (warfarin)?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Depends: Alternatives depend on indication for treatment... 1) venous thromboembolism (vte, eg DVT or pe) - low molecular weight Heparin (lmwh), fondaparinux 2) atrial fibrillation - Aspirin (less effective but less bleeding), lmwh, fondaparinux, dabigatran (pradaxa) - http://www.Pradaxa.Com/.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Other safe alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
There are: Several options for anticoagulation, and some are more convenient in terms of monitoring. All have the risk of serious bleeding.

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