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Doctor insights on: Coumadin Lovenox Bridge

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Does flax seed oil interfere with lovenox or coumadin (warfarin)?

Does flax seed oil interfere with lovenox or coumadin (warfarin)?

Can be a factor: Flax seed oil makes platelets more slippery and therefore reduce clotting. When combined with Coumadin (warfarin) this can be a factor for increasing bleeding and potentially dangerous. Close followup with your physician to monitor your protimes will help to reduce this risk and allow you to enjoy the benefits of the flax seed oil.

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I'm on lovenox inj 2x a day and Coumadin (warfarin) for two tiny pe's. Can I develop another pe while on them. I had no symptoms of my first ones. I'm scared.

I'm on lovenox inj 2x a day and Coumadin (warfarin) for two tiny pe's. Can I develop another pe while on them. I had no symptoms of my first ones. I'm scared.

Pulmonary embolism: Can be fatal if they are big enough. When your doctor investigated its source, he probably could not find it, if he did not recommend any other treatment. You should be on anticoagulants to minimize recurrence. And you should stop taking any meds that might predispose you, such as birth control pills, and stop smoking if you do smoke. Talk to your doctor on how to minimize your future risk.

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29 f just diagnosis with 2 tiny pe. On two injections of lovenox, and coumadin (warfarin). Saw I'm at risk of during within 30 days of diagnosis. Is this true?

29 f just diagnosis with 2 tiny pe. On two injections of lovenox, and coumadin (warfarin). Saw I'm at risk of during within 30 days of diagnosis. Is this true?

We're all at risk: We're all at risk - at least you're on the the correct treatment to prevent complications. Stay calm and carry on! On your regimen, your risk is very low.

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Can longterm use of Coumadin (warfarin) cause problems with fertility I've been on it 4yrs had miscarriage last yr should I do lovenox injections instead?

Concerns: Coumadin (warfarin) for proper reasons is a good tried medication. Coumadin (warfarin) and pregnancy presents some challenges. Early consultation and planning with your OB gyn is indicated to traverse that path.

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When does swelling from DVT go away? I'm on Coumadin (warfarin) and lovenox.

Dvt: Will solidify and become chronic in about 4-6 weeks. Will usually go away 4-6 months. But can have chronic vein scarring it valve dysfunction after.

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My mom is on coumadin (warfarin) and lovenox but her INR is only 1.3. She recently had a stroke nd dvt. Isn't she at risk of another stroke with low INR?

My mom is on coumadin (warfarin) and lovenox but her INR is only 1.3. She recently had a stroke nd dvt. Isn't she at risk of another stroke with low INR?

No: Lovenox provides anti coagulation while Coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) which takes a long time to have a complete effect, as measured by INR, starts to work. She's not at increased risk. Make sure to look at the dietary restrictions and drug interactions with Coumadin (warfarin) which might be the reason the INR is still low.

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TTC while overweight (5'9 and size 14) and have blood clotting disorders- on Coumadin (warfarin) - will switch to lovenox once pregnant - should I worry?

TTC while overweight (5'9 and size 14) and have blood clotting disorders- on Coumadin (warfarin) - will switch to lovenox once pregnant - should I worry?

Yes: obesity and blood clotting disorders affect pregnancy adversely. You need to see a maternal fetal medicine specialist to provide the proper guidance for follow up, medication and proper tests along pregnancy. Once this guideliness are issued your OB/GYN will follow them

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How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox?

How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox?

Not common: I have not heard of osteoporosis as a complication from lovenox (enoxaparin). In terms of your blood clots, has your doctor done a work up for a hypercoaguable state? Did he discuss alternative oral anticoagulation with xarelto?

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DVT in left calf diagnosed a week ago. On Lovenox (2x day) and 5mg Coumadin (warfarin). Experiencing left sided tingling in leg, arm and head (slight headache too). Is this a side affect from meds?

DVT in left calf diagnosed a week ago. On Lovenox (2x day) and 5mg Coumadin (warfarin). Experiencing left sided tingling in leg, arm and head (slight headache too). Is this a side affect from meds?

Blood thinners: Headaches are not a usual side effect of Coumadin (warfarin). If this is a new headache or a variation of the usual headaches then seek medical attention to make sure there is no bleeding in the brain. The risk of bleeding is low (1.5%) but headaches are a concern that needs medical attention.

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What is the difference between Coumadin (warfarin) and levinox?

What is the difference between Coumadin (warfarin) and levinox?

A shot and not: As dr. Milstone said, Coumadin (warfarin) in a pill and Lovenox is a shot. The amount of Coumadin (warfarin) you take has to be checked with blood tests on a regular basis. Lovenox does not but Lovenox can cause a very serious side effect involving your platelets that Coumadin (warfarin) doesn't. Lovenox is expenisve, Coumadin (warfarin) is much cheaper. Both can cause bleeding. If that happens, the effects of Lovenox reverse faster.

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What is the difference between Coumadin (warfarin) and lovinox?

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.

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What exactly is tp/inr? I have been on lovanox 60 mg and 20 mg coumadin (warfarin). 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 (warfarin). 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!

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