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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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Why is my blood still too thick after my dr upping my Coumadin (warfarin) from 2.5 mg to 10 mg?

Why is my blood still too thick after my dr upping my Coumadin (warfarin) from 2.5 mg to 10 mg?

Other issues: First, no such thing as "thick" or "thin" blood. If you need to have blood that does not make clots easily, we give Coumadin (warfarin) because it is "defective vitamin k". Your liver tries to use the Coumadin (warfarin) to make things necessary to make clots. Since the liver is getting defective vitamin k, it makes less things to make clots. If you eat a lot of k. Or have some other cause for clots, Coumadin (warfarin) fails. ...Read more

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What is coumadin (warfarin)?

What is coumadin (warfarin)?

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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How effective is Coumadin (warfarin)?

How effective is Coumadin (warfarin)?

Quite effective: It requires monitoring of INR to make sure that the dose is appropriate. New anticoagulants don't require monitoring ...Read more

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How does Coumadin (warfarin) effect you?

How does Coumadin (warfarin) effect you?

Coumadin (warfarin): Coumadin (warfarin) is an anti-coagulant which means the drug inhibits the natural system of the body to clot. ...Read more

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Can I take co q 10 with coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I take co q 10 with coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: It does not have an interaction with coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but regular checks of your inr will be important to ensure therapeutic dose of coumadin (warfarin). ...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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Foods to avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Your doctor: Will ask you to be consistent in the intake of vitamin k rich foods ie green leafy vegetables. This will allow consistent regulation of the coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What's the maximum dosage of coumadin (warfarin)?

Varies: I love dr. Klein's answer: "the dose that works." he is absolutely right. Certain south-east Asian populations have the genetics he mentioned that makes them require higher doses of Coumadin (warfarin) than others the same weight. Generally, smaller people need less than larger, too, but not always. Diet has a lot to do with dosage need. ...Read more

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What is the typical dose of coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin) dose: The usual dose of Coumadin (warfarin) is that which maintains your INR reading within therapeutic range which is INR 2.0 to INR 2.5.
The dose to achieve this is commonly 2.5 mg to 5 mg and is dependent on many variables, therefore the INR test is standard and necessary. ...Read more

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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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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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Does Coumadin (warfarin) effect sexuall performance?

Does Coumadin (warfarin) effect sexuall performance?

Why on Coumadin (warfarin)?: Coumadin (warfarin) itself has no direct effect on sexual performance but most of the medical reasons for Coumadin (warfarin) therapy are risk factors for ed. So the disease may be catching up to you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Coumadin and warfarin?

What is the difference between Coumadin and warfarin?

Semantics: All drugs have a generic name, which is assigned to the molecule that has the pharmacological effect in the body, and a brand name that is proprietary to a specific drug manufacturer. Warfarin is the generic name for the anti-coagulant that inhibits vitamin-k dependent clotting factors; "coumadin" is simply the brand name of the formulation made by a specific manufacturer. ...Read more

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Does taking karatom effect Coumadin (warfarin) level?

Does taking karatom effect Coumadin (warfarin) level?

Kratom?: There is no listing for karatom. I assume you mean kratom? The answer is: no one knows. It's never been systematically studied. I read about this herb: http://www. Erowid. Org/plants/kratom/kratom_effects. Shtml - like so many herbs, it claims highly variable and opposite effects. My personal feeling is that it is foolish to use such drugs - you have no idea what you're actually getting. ...Read more

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What happens if you take too much coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleed: Coumadin (warfarin) is rat poison. It is used as an anticoagulant for certain medical conditions. The levels are closely monitored by your doc. Too much can thin you blood and could cause you to bleed and lose a lot of blood with its own consequences. ...Read more

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Are there foods to avoid when taking warfarin/coumadin?

Are there foods to avoid when taking warfarin/coumadin?

Greens and such!: If you are on coumadin/warfarin, you should avoid foods high in vitamin k. If you eat set amounts of these foods on a daily basis, you shold inform the person managing your coumadin. Adjustments in your dosing will be made. You should either avoid them or maintain a steady state of the foods you eat. This is a very serious drug with complications and you must compy with care very closely. ...Read more

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What can I eat to gain weight while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Just about: Anything. Coumadin (warfarin) should not impact weight gain. It is true that intake of green leafy vegetables needs to be consistent to stabilize Coumadin (warfarin) regulation. ...Read more

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Foods that are safe to eat while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Foods that are safe to eat while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Avoid....: Herbs, dark leafy greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus, cabbage and pickles all contain high amounts of vitamin k. These foods need to be eaten sparingly if you are on coumadin (warfarin). To keep your pt/inr level stable, you need to have a consistent intake of vitamin k. ...Read more

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Will I need to worry if took too much coumadin (warfarin).?

Will I need to worry if took too much coumadin (warfarin).?

Depends: If a lot yes
if a single extra pill by accident just delay next dose and do your usual inr followup. ...Read more

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Tips on how to cook for someone who takes coumadin (warfarin)?

Regularly: 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

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How often should I have my Coumadin (warfarin) levels checked?

How often should I have my Coumadin (warfarin) levels checked?

That is a: Tough one. In general frequent testing is needed to get I right at the outset. After that increased monitoring is needed with change in health status, especially new mess which may interact. ...Read more

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What are the different doses that Coumadin (warfarin) comes in?

What are the different doses that Coumadin (warfarin) comes in?

Many doses: Coumadin (warfarin) comes in a variety of doses: l mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, 5 mg, etc. Because a person may need to adjust doses from time to time, patients may need to have a variety of tablets on hand so they can make easy adjustments at the recommendation of their doctor or coagulation clinic. Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with a variety of medications and even the food we eat, so it's not uncommon to require fine tuning. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of having high levels of coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the dangers of having high levels of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleeding: Excessive bleeding is the danger of too much coumadin (warfarin). Bleeding into the skin can cause bruising and pain. Into muscle can cause a hematoma and stiffness and could lead to a compartment syndrome. Into a joint, can cause swelling, stiffness, and pain. In the stomach and intestines, can anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding black, tarry stools and diarrhea. Into brain can cause a stroke. ...Read more

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How often should you have your Coumadin (warfarin) levels checked?

Depends: Great question; if you are on the medication longterm most healtcare providers check protimes/inrs every month. In the most recent guidelines, however, some organizations are suggesting that every three months may be just as good. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to eat strawberries if on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes but...: Strawberries contain relatively low amounts of vitamin k when compared to green leaves. However just like any other food, excessive amounts are not recommended. ...Read more

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Whare can I find a list of foods to avoid while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Whare can I find a list of foods to avoid while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Anything: 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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Please suggest what foods should one avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

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Please suggest what foods should one avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Anything: 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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Coumadin (Definition)

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