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What are the alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 48 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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Are there any alternatives for warfarin?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Several: The reason for why a patient needs their blood thinned determines what blood thinner is required.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Other safe alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

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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.
Buchanan, MI
A 20-year-old female asked:

What is coumadin (warfarin)?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
An anticoagulant: Used for conditions that cause or predispose someone to abnormal coagulant states such atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves or clots in leg or arm veins as well as during certain sugeries on blood vessels.

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