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Why do you take betapace, xocor, digoxin, and Coumadin (warfarin) with atrial fibrillation and sinus tachycardia?

Why do you take betapace, xocor, digoxin, and Coumadin (warfarin) with atrial fibrillation and sinus tachycardia?

Prevent stroke: Actually atrial fibrillation and sinus tachycardia are two completely different heart rhythms. None of these drugs would be of any use for sinus tachycardia. In atrial fibrillation, Betapace may restore a normal rhythm. Digoxin can help keep the heart rate down. Coumadin (warfarin) reduces the risk of stroke. Zocor also reduces stroke risk in some patients, but this is unrelated to the atrial fib. ...Read more

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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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Can i take Coumadin (warfarin) and adderrall?

Can i take Coumadin (warfarin) and adderrall?

Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) and Adderall do not have an effect on one another and may be taken together. ...Read more

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Can plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) be taken together?

Can plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) be taken together?

Yes: In certain situations they can be taken together but ther is a substantial risk of bleeding if both Plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) are taken at the same time. ...Read more

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What is the maintenance dose of cordarone (amiodarone) in paroxysmal Afib my father take 75mg metoprolol and cordarone (amiodarone) 300 ,especially to avoid side effects ?

What is the maintenance dose of cordarone (amiodarone) in paroxysmal Afib my father take 75mg metoprolol and cordarone (amiodarone) 300 ,especially to avoid side effects ?

Amiodarone: This is a great drug with great potential for toxicity;so the lowest effective dose, varies between individuals,should be used.I have seen it effective as low as 100 mg every other day in a rare ndividual;levels can be checked to exclude excess build up in the blood ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with afib and put on coumadin (warfarin). How will Coumadin (warfarin) affect my heart?

I was diagnosed with afib and put on coumadin (warfarin). How will Coumadin (warfarin) affect my heart?

Prevent clots: The atrial fibrillation can result in clots forming inside the heart. Those clots can break lose, go to the brain, and cause a stroke. The Coumadin (warfarin) tends to prevent the clots from occurring. But it also carries the risk of bleeding especially if the blood gets too thin. ...Read more

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Should iron supplements be stopped while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Should iron supplements be stopped while on coumadin (warfarin)?

No: There is no interaction between iron and warfarin. You should only be on iron if you are iron deficient, common causes of iron deficiency are gastrointestinal blood loss from colon polyps, inflammation, tumors or other problems. Warfarin may increase the blood loss from any of these causes. If you are iron deficient, the cause needs to be determined, especially for someone on warfarin. ...Read more

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Danger to combine multaq400, rivaroxaban20, and metoprolol succinate25? To control a fib and clotting plus high bp?

Danger to combine multaq400, rivaroxaban20, and metoprolol  succinate25? To control a fib and clotting plus high bp?

Not really: There are no significant interactions between those meds other than both metoprolol and Multaq can slow the heart rate excessively. Multaq isn't particularly effective at preventing af and should not be used as a heart rate controlling agent when af is permanent. ...Read more

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If a72yr hypertensive with paroxysmal Afib kept in sinus rhythm by cordarone (amiodarone) 200(rh,control) take aspirin&plavix,is changing to anticoagulant amust?

If a72yr hypertensive with paroxysmal Afib kept in sinus rhythm by cordarone (amiodarone) 200(rh,control) take aspirin&plavix,is changing to anticoagulant amust?

Atrial Fibrillation: The rationale for anticoagulating a patient with Afib is to reduce the chance of having a "stroke" or cerebrovascular accident. Generally, a patient with medical problems or a high "CHADS" score will benefit from anticoagulation. ...Read more

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Dose Coumadin (warfarin) help with blood clot i ling?

Dose Coumadin (warfarin) help with blood clot i ling?

Anticoagulant: Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that works to block production of some of the building blocks used in blod clotting. It needs to be monitored regularly due to the fact that the levels can very in the body, affected by foods you eat, interactions with other medications, and your own metabolism. ...Read more

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Which antacids can I take while on plavix, (clopidogrel) asprin and pravastin?

Which antacids can I take while on plavix, (clopidogrel) asprin and pravastin?

Avoid PPIs: At least one of the acid a blockers known as proton pump inhibitors (ppis) have been associated with increase risk while taking plavix (clopidogrel). H2 blockers have not been associated with this risk. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Neurontin and coumadin (warfarin)?

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Is it ok to take Neurontin and coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: Neurontin is an anti-seizure medication. Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner. There is no known drug interaction between them. ...Read more

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After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

Prob aspirin : It seems you may have a fib. So warfarin is important. The use of plavix (clopidogrel) is valuable after PTCA, but not proven to be any better than aspirin. Therefore, I suggest aspirin and warfarin would be better choice. ...Read more

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Is Apixaban more safe and better than aspirin&plavix in72 hypertensive male with paroxysmal Afib s,creatinine 1.6in cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg?

Is Apixaban more safe and better than aspirin&plavix in72 hypertensive male with paroxysmal Afib s,creatinine 1.6in cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg?

Best to ask ...: Online inquiry in this Q would not suffice to pertinently address the concern. It would be most reasonable and beneficial to ask the treating doctor since s/he knows more about the patient than anyone online. To help sort these out correctly, follow advice described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can work closer/ better with doc so to gain more benefit of care. ...Read more

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Amiodarone (Definition)

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic. It is a medication used to normalize the heart rhythm and prevent ...Read more


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Coumadin (Definition)

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