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Are there any alternatives for warfarin?

Are there any alternatives for warfarin?

Many: As dr. Villaplana said, there are several. There are shots and pills. Although using alternatives to warfarin means that you don't have to be as careful about what you eat and you don't have to have regular blood tests to check whether you are getting too much or too little warfarin, they still have drawbacks. One of the most significant is that the alternatives are all a lot more expensive. ...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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I read that there are alternative drugs to warfarin? What are they?

I read that there are alternative drugs to warfarin? What are they?

FDA approved: Dabigatran (Pradaxa), Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), and Apixaban (Eliquis). There are more in the pipeline too! ...Read more

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Other safe alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

Other safe alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

There are: Several options for anticoagulation, and some are more convenient in terms of monitoring. All have the risk of serious bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin): For atrial fibrillation there are direct thrombin inhibitors approved for stroke prevention. These are not approved for patients with mechanical valves. ...Read more

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Are there good alternatives to warfarin (coumadin) for blood thinning?

Are there good alternatives to warfarin (coumadin) for blood thinning?

Depends: Depends on what condition you are taking it for. For a. Fib for example there is Pradaxa and few other medications. ...Read more

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How effective is pradaxa dabigatran as an alternative to coumadin (warfarin)?

How effective is pradaxa dabigatran as an alternative to coumadin (warfarin)?

Pretty good, but...: They are essentially equivalent in thinning the blood to replace coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but they require twice daily dosing. Yes, you don't have to get your blood tested like you do with coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but if you have a bad bleed, there is no antidote for either you mentioned, like there is for coumadin (warfarin). So one must weigh the risks vs. The benefits, as we do everyday in medicine. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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