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What is coumadin?

What is coumadin?

An anticoagulant: Used for conditions that cause or predispose someone to abnormal coagulant states such atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves or clots in leg or arm veins as well as during certain sugeries on blood vessels. ...Read more

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What exactly is tp/inr? I have been on lovanox 60 mg and 20 mg coumadin. And today it was 4, 6. Usually around 1.5 have pancreatitis and blood clots

What exactly is tp/inr? I have been on lovanox 60 mg and 20 mg coumadin. And today it was 4, 6. Usually around 1.5 have pancreatitis and blood clots

Prothrombin time: Pt and inr international normalized ratio are the personal chemical measures of response to coumadin-warfarin as a measure of the anticoagulation effects for example inr 2.5 - 3.5 is desired for a DVT or valve patient! ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Tip)

Taking Blood Thinners

Compliance to meds and diet are the key when taking warfarin. Consistency with these 2 things is key. ...See more

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Please describe the medication: coumadin?

Please describe the medication: coumadin?

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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What would cause my therepeutic Coumadin dosage increase to reach my target inr? I have antiphospholipid syndrome, (diagnosed in 2002 after my eighth blood clot) my pcp used to check my pro. Time to see if i was threpeutic. I started going to a Coumadin c

Ussually : Ussually the inr is considered to be adecuate between 2, 5 and 3 , so I am not clear why is 4 or 5 , or may be I am missing something . There are many reasons for changes in the dosage of nmedications , that go from the medication it self ( produccion , quality, efficacy , byoavalilability etc etc etc ) to issues with the patient , again metabolism, interaction with food, medications and behavior of the medication within the body . The important issue is to keep the inr in the propper range. ...Read more

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How effective is pradaxa dabigatran as an alternative to coumadin?

How effective is pradaxa dabigatran as an alternative to coumadin?

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

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What diet pills work well with coumadin?

What diet pills work well with coumadin?

None: I agree with dr. Villaplana. Diet pills are a bad idea, rarely have a prolonged effect, can cause serious side effects, and can have an effect on the how Coumadin works. Better to steer clear. ...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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