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A 59-year-old male asked:

Side effects from coming of war fin. i have surgery and have stopped warfin for af. i have only been off one day and are getting cramps in calfs ?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Concerning : If you are still having afib, most likely you should still be on warfarin- coumadin. I have not related calf cramps to weaning from coumadin. I generally reduce dosage to zero by weaning over to weeks to reduce a rebound clotting cycle- ?
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Should be on heparin: If you transition off warfarin (/coumadin) for planned procedure, you should be on Heparin shots to continue blood thinning, but in a short-acting fashion. If doing this, should not be any noticeable symptoms. If not, feeling in calves could be from clots. Talk to your dr.

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