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Why hair loss when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Why hair loss when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can happen: It is a reported side effect. That said, it's hard to pin hair loss on Coumadin (warfarin) and it's certainly rare, but I've had some patients who swear that it does. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys? " or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child? " There also can be catastrophic memory loss such as ...Read more


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Is hair loss usual while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Is hair loss usual while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Hair loss w Coumadin (warfarin): While it is not a common complic, some on Coumadin (warfarin) do report problems w hair loss. It is not clear that the Coumadin (warfarin) itself is the cause of the hair loss as many patients taking Coumadin (warfarin) have nutritional issues, cross reacting medications and other causes for hair loss. ...Read more

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IHi I have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight. Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern. I?

IHi I have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight. Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern. I?

Weight loss: unexplained weight loss should always be investigated, and never ignored. If this is happening to you, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. Have you had a colonoscopy in the last five years? Even with a factor V deficiency, everyone should have colon screening at age 50. See your doctor to look into this. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the weight loss pill "hydroxycut" safe and can it be taken by Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

Is the weight loss pill "hydroxycut" safe and can it be taken by Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

No and no: I agree with dr. Killian. I wouldn't encourage the use of hydroxycut whether taking Coumadin (warfarin) or otherwise. ...Read more

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Is it true that Coumadin (warfarin) is rat poisoning and cause hair loss?

Is it true that Coumadin (warfarin) is rat poisoning and cause hair loss?

Sort of: Coumadin (warfarin) is an effective mood thinner and can be dangerous if taken in excess. Consequently, it makes an effective poison for rats. One of the known side effects is alopecia, or hair loss. Not necessarily expected for every patient, but it can happen. ...Read more

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I am in Coumadin, (warfarin) factor V deficiency, twice DVT after sprained ankles, PCOS. Can I start an HCG weight loss program?

I am in Coumadin, (warfarin) factor V deficiency, twice DVT after sprained ankles, PCOS. Can I start an HCG weight loss program?

Waste of time: For sure, your HCG diet will upset your coumadin (warfarin) regulation. Worse is it's not going to provide you with long term wt loss. Here's more info:http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/hcg-and-weight-loss ...Read more

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Takn Coumadin (warfarin) hvn't ben able 2eat much lately&have los 8+lbs n 2wks I don't know y. But got INR checked 2day & it was 6.1y? Is this dangerous menstrualonalso

Takn Coumadin (warfarin) hvn't ben able 2eat much lately&have los 8+lbs n 2wks I don't know y. But got INR checked 2day & it was 6.1y? Is this dangerous menstrualonalso

Go see your doctor..: Now! You didn't explain why you're taking Coumadin (warfarin) but we typically aim for inr 2-3 if for blood clot or atrial fibrillation or clotting disorder. We aim for 2.5-3.5 if you have mechanical valve. Inr of 6.1 is way too high. Your Coumadin (warfarin) dose needs to be held/adjusted & inr monitored closely until back into therapeutic range. 8 lb weight loss in 2wks is not normal either. Go see your doctor now! ...Read more

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A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

Weight loss: I understand your concern.
Follow through with physicians and specialists for possible Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Peptic ulcer, Chronic Pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, Malabsorption, Hepatitis or Cancer.
See Psychiatrist for depression with painful feelings due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, lack of support from family and unresolved conflicts. ...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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Foods to avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

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 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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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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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).?

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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Zinc interfere with coumadin (warfarin)?

Zinc interfere with coumadin (warfarin)?

No: There are no interactions that I am aware of. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is 7mg a high dose for coumadin (warfarin)?

Is 7mg a high dose for coumadin (warfarin)?

Not Really: Some patient require higher dose as hepatic metabolism is variable. Also, intake of vitamin k containing food will impact Coumadin (warfarin) dose. ...Read more

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Can I use alegra d if I'm in coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I use alegra d if I'm in coumadin (warfarin)?

AllegraD / warfarin: I can find no warnings in the epocrates database for either fexfenadine or pseudoephedrine, the two ingredients in Allegra (fexofenadine) d regarding interactions with warfarin (coumadin). But just to be sure, check with your pharmacist and your cardiologist. If you are taking Coumadin for a heart condition, your doctor might prefer you take plain allegra (fexofenadine). The d part, sudafed, is a cardiac stimulant. ...Read more

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Do you have to be weaned off coumadin (warfarin)?

No: Depending on why you're on it? But no it does not have to be weaned. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleeding: Coumadin (warfarin) is a potent blood thinner si most common & dangerous side effect is bleeding which is why INR levels must be closely monitored. Increased bruising is often seen & expected. ...Read more

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