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Are There Cold Medicines That Are Ok To Take When You Are On Coumadin
Yes...: ...But they are also pretty useless most of the time. If you are taking coumadin, (warfarin) your underlying condition may make you more susceptible to infections, so check with your doctor if you need anything more than a "cold" med. ...Read more
What over-the-counter medicine can I take for a bad cold that would work with Coumadin (warfarin) and insulin?
Hi, i'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) for my dvt. I don't want 2 take norcotic drug is there an option, it's now 7wks n my right leg still swollen, pain is now less?
Using compression?: It is essential that compression stockings be worn after a dvt. They help the swelling and pain. More important, they cut your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome--a complication you don't want to have. You need to use knee high compression stockings, 30-40 mm hg, daily for at least two years after your dvt. ...Read more
What vitamin can I take while on Coumadin (warfarin) my body trembles alot. Is this because of constant blood being drawn from me. I don't smoke drink or do drugs?
Diet pills: Anyone that is on Coumadin (warfarin) need to be aware of the drug drug interactions that occur and you will need to discuss with you doc and have the inr measured more frequently at the beginning. Diet pills only help to get you jump started on your diet. What you need is a change in you eating habits and exercise. ...Read more
Yes: There are no interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
DrugDrug interaction: In general, there are no issues w/taking Claritin & Coumadin (warfarin) together (http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=1486-898, 2311-1529). However, your vitamin k diet can affect your Coumadin (warfarin) dose. It's always best to tell your doctor & pharmacist everything you're taking, whether prescription or otc, especially in the case of Coumadin (warfarin) which requires constant monitoring to achieve inr goal. ...Read more
Yes: Generally the answer is yes. Although not as important with coumadin, (warfarin) many medications should not be taken with calcium supplements, given the risk of the calcium binding the medicine and not allowing it to be absorbed. The most importat thing to remember about Coumadin (warfarin) is consistency - when you take it, diet (especially foods high in vitamin k such as green, leafy vegetables), etc. ...Read more
Safe: There's no interaction between those two drugs. ...Read more
Coumadin: No suer what instflex is. Please elaborate. What is it for.? ...Read more
Inr 6.4 this am and still the dr wants me to continue to take 17.5 of Coumadin (warfarin) is this normal?
Not normal: 6.4 is too high...Talk to your physician again or get a second opinion...Would not recommend taking 17.5mg as scheduled. ...Read more
The important diet tip in patients taking Coumadin (warfarin) is that the diet, including consumption of green vegetables and alcohol has to be constant (the same) from one week to the next.
That will prevent swings in INR (test that measures efficacy and toxicity of coumadin)
Also be careful with medicines over the counter, vitamins and herbal supplements ...Read more
How does not eating/fasting effect you when taking coumadin/warfarin? Should i take lower dose if planning to fast? I plan on fasting for 72 hours.
Impossible to say: It would be impossible to say because of the many intricate effects of foods and beverages on coumadin (warfarin). I recommend you let your prescribing doctor know that you are fasting. I am sure your doctor will want you to get your inr checked right after the fast (and maybe before.). ...Read more
I've been on Coumadin (warfarin) (warafin) for 5 weeks. I will continue it for another 5 months. Anyone know if i can be on diet while taking this drug?
Yes. : Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly, and get your inr to the desired level no matter the kind of diet you have. ...Read more
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