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What is the anecdote after a Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

What is the anecdote after a Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

Vitamin K: Coumadin (warfarin) works against vitamin k to make your blood clot less easily. Taking vitamin k reverses the effect of the coumadin (warfarin). That is one of the reasons why you have to be careful eating dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach, when you take coumadin (warfarin). Spinach, kale, etc., all contain vitamin k and reduce the effect of coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

Coumadin OD: Coumadin (warfarin) overdose symptoms may include blood in stool or blood, black & tarry bowel movements, ^'ed menstrual bleeding, ^'ed bruising & petechiae. See: http://www. Rxlist. Com/coumadin-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

What is the treatment for Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

Plasma, vitamin K: Vitamin k can be used if there is a high inr, but no major bleeding. If there is concern for bleeding, plasma can be given to replenish the clotting factors that Coumadin (warfarin) inhibits. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for warfarin overdose?

Vitamin K: Warfarin (coumadin (warfarin)) works against vitamin k to make your blood clot less easily. Taking vitamin k reverses the effect of the coumadin (warfarin). That is one of the reasons why you have to be careful eating dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach, when you take coumadin (warfarin). Spinach, kale, etc., all contain vitamin k and reduce the effect of coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of warfarin overdose?

What are the most common symptoms of warfarin overdose?

Bleeding every were: The most important effect of a Coumadin (warfarin) overdose is bleeding. Include obvious bleeding, such as vomiting of blood, nosebleeds, or bright red blood in the stool, or bleeding that is less obvious, such as internal bleeding. Signs of an overdose might include: easy bruising cuts or scrapes that are slow to stop bleeding signs of gastrointestinal bleeding, such as: black, tarry stools bright red blood. ...Read more

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Can an overdose caused by taking to much Coumadin (warfarin) cause some kidney damage?

Can an overdose caused by taking to much Coumadin (warfarin) cause some kidney damage?

Rarely: The biggest problem with an overdose of Coumadin (warfarin) is the blood being too thin and you being at high risk for bleeding. There are a few cases (rarely) where patients have had hemorrhage (bleeding) in their kidneys from high Coumadin (warfarin) levels causing kidney damage. ...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)?

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).?

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)?

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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Can I do fillers while I am on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I do fillers while I am on coumadin (warfarin)?

Not advisable: Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner and so if you are taking this medicine, any invasive procedure, even fillers, have an increased risk of bleeding and bruising. Furthermore, the face is the most vascular area in the body so the chances of these complications are heightened. I would recommend waiting. ...Read more

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How effective is warfarin (Coumadin) for treating stroke?

How effective is warfarin (Coumadin) for treating stroke?

Depends on the type: Coumadin (warfarin) is effective in preventing stroke from blood clots that originate in the heart. These can be from atrial fibrillation, clot on a heart valve, or from a damaged left ventricle. T he new anticoagulants (Eliquis, Pradaxa) are also effective in treating atrial fibrillation that is not assoicated with a valve problem. Coumadin (warfarin) is not recommended for strokes from carotid artery disease. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) (warmirin)?

What are the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) (warmirin)?

Bleeding: Warfarin or Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner which is generally safe when closely monitored but most significant side effect would be increased bleeding. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of warfarin (coumadin)?

I was wondering what are the side effects of warfarin (coumadin)?

Coumadin (warfarin): Look at this:

http://seniorhealth. About. Com/od/medicationprofiles/p/coumadin. Htm.

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What are the risks of Coumadin (warfarin) levels of 3.1 is it a concern?

What are the risks of Coumadin (warfarin) levels of 3.1 is it a concern?

Minimal: An inr of 3.1 is minimally elevated. Most patients goal inr is 2.5 to 3.0. There are always risks to using comadin but this do not put you at excessive risk. ...Read more

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What causes your INR level to go from 2.3 to 1.3 and I am in coumadin (warfarin)?

Multiple factors: Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with a number of gods and medications. Please check the following link for detailed information. Http://m.circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/119/8/e220.full. ...Read more

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Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

No: It is a medication that helps prevent blood from clotting in a way that is dangerous to the patient. It needs to be closely monitored with lab tests to be effective but is in no way addictive. ...Read more

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Could caffeine affect Coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: Assume all medicines effect coumadin (warfarin) and the INR/ coumadin (warfarin) dose should be adjusted accordingly. ...Read more

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