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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on Coumadin (warfarin) for life for a dvt/pe where they found a factor 5 gene mutation. Is there any alternative to Coumadin (warfarin) that will allow me greens?
What do you advise if I'm currently on warfarin for antiphospholipidantibody syndrome, is there a warfarin alternative?
Yes: There are two or three thrombin inhibitors now available to be taken by mouth. Ask your doctor ...Read more
Does anyone have any suggestions of any alternatives that can be taken in place of warafin or 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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