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Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

No: It is a medication that helps prevent blood from clotting in a way that is dangerous to the patient. It needs to be closely monitored with lab tests to be effective but is in no way addictive. ...Read more

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Fondaparinux Sodium (Definition)

Fondaparinux sodium is a factor XA inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...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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What is voltarin medication?

What is voltarin medication?

Anti-inflammatory: A potent anti-inflammatory (like advil (ibuprofen) except stronger). ...Read more

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Which drug is contraindicted for a patient receiving anticoagulant therapy?

Which drug is contraindicted for a patient receiving anticoagulant therapy?

Coumadin (warfarin): There are different anticoagulants out there with different indications. I will just make the assumption you are talking about warfarin. In which case foods that are high in vitamin K like liver, leafy green vegetables, or vegetable oils can make Coumadin less effective. ...Read more

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What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

Blood thinner: Bloid thinner that inhibits clotting by interfering with vitamin k. ...Read more

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Is nubain pain medication effective?

Is  nubain pain medication effective?

Yes.: A comprehensive description of Nubain is found on wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/nubain. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: coumadin (warfarin)?

Please describe the medication: coumadin (warfarin)?

Anticoagulant: Coumadin also called as warfarin is a medication commonly used to prevent blood from clotting. It requires monitoring of inr (international normalized ratio) to make sure that dose is adequate for patient and disease entity it is prescribed for. ...Read more

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Thyroid medication and antidepressents/migraine medication combination side effects?

Thyroid medication and antidepressents/migraine medication combination side effects?

Drug combinations: There are too many possible drug interactions to list. Ask your pharmacist or your doctor to check for interactions between any and all of the drugs you are taking, including both prescription and non-prescription drugs. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: plavix (clopidogrel)?

Please describe the medication: plavix (clopidogrel)?

Anti platelet med : Clopidogrel is an anti platelet medication that irreversibly binds to a receptor on the platelet to make it have decreased capability of sticking to another platelet or the endothelial lining of a blood vessel. Used in the treatment of heart attacks and strokes to decrease recurrent events. ...Read more

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How safe is the medication celebrex (celecoxib)?

How safe is the medication celebrex (celecoxib)?

Relatively so.: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a cox-2 inhibitor. This medication is a pain-relieving antiinflammatory medication. As with all other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (nsaid's), there are increased risks of gastrointestinal bleeding and cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke) associated with the use of this medication. ...Read more

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Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Lovenox (enoxaparin): Taking Lovenox (enoxaparin) can cause bleeding, bruising, allergic reactions, hair loss, osteoporosis, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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What is depot antipsychotic medication?

What is depot antipsychotic medication?

Long-actng injection: It is the delivery of a medication into a fat deposit by injection that slowly releases medication into the body over one to four weeks generally. It is often a psychiatric medication or a hormone. It an sometimes an important mode of delivery to effectively treat certain conditions under certain circumstances. Do not get the picture of an institutionalized person being forced to be medicated. ...Read more

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Is ibandronate oral tablet a generic medication?

Is ibandronate oral tablet a generic medication?

Yes: Ibandronate is the generic name for the United States brand name medication called Boniva (ibandronate). This medication is used for the treatment of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is maintenance medication for hypertension?

Maintenance: The amount of medication(s) needed to keep blood pressure under control without unacceptable side effects. ...Read more

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Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

no: Zestril (lisinopril) is primarily used to treat high blood pressure. It is not a "statin" but it is an "ace inhibitor ". ...Read more

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What to do about heparin vs. lovenox (enoxaparin) medication?

What is question?: "Using heparin together with enoxaparin may increase the risk of bleeding, including severe and sometimes fatal hemorrhage. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns." (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1235-11326,978-533) ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Arixtra (Definition)

Arixtra is a factor XA inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more