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Dr. Afshine Emrani
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Inr (Definition)

Could mean interventional neuro radiology which is minimally invasive field, or international normalized ration which is a lab ...Read more


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Could Coumadin (warfarin) effect blood platelet count?

Could Coumadin (warfarin) effect blood platelet count?

Usually not: Because warfarin is a vitamin k antagonist and affect production of proteins needed for blood clotting, whereas platelets are product of blood cells. ...Read more

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Dose Coumadin (warfarin) help with blood clot i ling?

Dose Coumadin (warfarin) help with blood clot i ling?

Anticoagulant: Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that works to block production of some of the building blocks used in blod clotting. It needs to be monitored regularly due to the fact that the levels can very in the body, affected by foods you eat, interactions with other medications, and your own metabolism. ...Read more

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How effective is warfarin (Coumadin) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Warfarin: Warfarin doesn't manage atrial fibrillation. It is an anticoagulant we give to afib patients to decrease the possibility of their having a clot form and cause an embolus to the brain or other part of the body. ...Read more

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What else, other than coumadin, (warfarin) can raise your INR measurement?

What else, other than coumadin, (warfarin) can raise your INR measurement?

Factor VII , vit K: If pt. Is not on warfarin ( coumadi)...Lack of vitamin k, factor vii deficiency. If pt. Is on warfarin ...Steroids may increase it, also most antibiotics and a long list of meds that compete against the transporting protein. Check with hematologists. ...Read more

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Should iron supplements be stopped while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Should iron supplements be stopped while on coumadin (warfarin)?

No: There is no interaction between iron and warfarin. You should only be on iron if you are iron deficient, common causes of iron deficiency are gastrointestinal blood loss from colon polyps, inflammation, tumors or other problems. Warfarin may increase the blood loss from any of these causes. If you are iron deficient, the cause needs to be determined, especially for someone on warfarin. ...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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Does Coumadin (warfarin) harm your kidneys?

Does Coumadin (warfarin) harm your kidneys?

Indirectly: Coumadin (warfarin) will inhibit clotting factors, which prevent you from bleeding. Blood vessels are always leaking, and low levels of clotting is always happening. If you got bumped or hit in the sides, or a traumatic insult happened to the kidney, Coumadin (warfarin) would keep the vessels from clotting immediately, allowing bleeding and damage to the functional parts of the kidney. ...Read more

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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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Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?

Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?

INR too high.: If your inr is 10 on warfarin, that is too high. You should talk to your liver doctor and cardiologist to decide what blood thinner you should be on for your mvr. For more info : http://amansawmd.Com/2014/02/17/atrial-fibrillation-oral-anticoagulation-blood-thinner/. ...Read more

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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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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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Is it imparitive to test my INR when taking Coumadin (warfarin) with history dvt/pe?

Is it imparitive to test my INR when taking Coumadin (warfarin) with history dvt/pe?

Yes....: The only way to determine whether your dose of Coumadin (warfarin) is therapeutic is to check your pt/inr regularly. You need to be on therapeutic Coumadin (warfarin) to prevent recurrence of dvt/pe. ...Read more

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Are medical alert bracelets required for Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

Are medical alert bracelets required for Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

Not required, but...: A good idea. If you are unconscious and found bleeding, there are antidotes to coumadin, (warfarin) fresh frozen plasma and vitamin k to reverse it. So a good idea to wear a bracelet, especially if you are on it long term, like with a prosthetic heart valve or chronic atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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


Dr. Ted King
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Coumadin (Definition)

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