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Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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What is the treatment for Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

What is the treatment for Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

Plasma, vitamin K: Vitamin k can be used if there is a high inr, but no major bleeding. If there is concern for bleeding, plasma can be given to replenish the clotting factors that Coumadin (warfarin) inhibits. ...Read more

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What ordinary foods can affect Coumadin (warfarin) therapy?

What ordinary foods can affect Coumadin (warfarin) therapy?

Vitamin K foods: Coumadin (warfarin) acts against Vitamin K in the blood clotting reaction process, Therefore, foods high in this vitamin act to reduce the efficacy of Coumadin (warfarin). Green leafy vegetables are high in Vitamin K as are others that you can search. Be aware, bacteria in the gut produce Vitamin K, so antibiotics reducing them can reduce vitamin production and enhance Coumadin (warfarin) effects. ...Read more

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Can using aci to help lose weight interfere with my Coumadin (warfarin) therapy?

Can using aci to help lose weight interfere with my Coumadin (warfarin) therapy?

Ineffective: I would urge caution as that any new product or food your eat can interfere with the warfarin and being stable with the right thickness or thinness of your blood. And, remember, there is still no diet product on the market that really leads to real or sustained weight loss. If there was every physician would be talking about it and recommending it. I would advise against using this product. ...Read more

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Can there be some interaction between Coumadin (warfarin) therapy and apple cidere vinegar?

Can there be some interaction between Coumadin (warfarin) therapy and apple cidere vinegar?

No interaction known: I'm not a fan of Coumadin because almost every drug ; many foods ; herbs interact with it, but there are no known interactions between Coumadin ; any vinegars- this doesn't mean there can't be- i saw a report from 1 person saying it increased their inr- so use caution. See http://www.Drugs.Com/food-interactions/warfarin, coumadin.Html low dose vit k may stabilize levels! see http://bit.Ly/1hhlmav. ...Read more

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What will occur to my Coumadin (warfarin) therapy if i need dental surgery?

What will occur to my Coumadin (warfarin) therapy if i need dental surgery?

Probably nothing: Your Coumadin (warfarin) regimen might be altered before the surgery or there can be no changes. At the present time, there appears to be a shift towards not altering the Coumadin (warfarin) levels. If you need dental surgery, such as an extraction, then the oral surgeon does have the materials to help stop the bleeding. Discuss any concerns with your physician and oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I am getting off of Coumadin (warfarin) for leech therapy. Should i expect withdrawals?

Leech therapy: There is a paucity of controlled scientific evidence of this form of therapy. If you have thromboembolic disease, i would be most careful about this decision. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more