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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

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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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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How effective is pradaxa dabigatran as an alternative to coumadin (warfarin)?

How effective is pradaxa dabigatran as an alternative to coumadin (warfarin)?

Pretty good, but...: They are essentially equivalent in thinning the blood to replace coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but they require twice daily dosing. Yes, you don't have to get your blood tested like you do with coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but if you have a bad bleed, there is no antidote for either you mentioned, like there is for coumadin (warfarin). So one must weigh the risks vs. The benefits, as we do everyday in medicine. ...Read more

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What diet pills work well with coumadin (warfarin)?

What diet pills work well with coumadin (warfarin)?

None: I agree with dr. Villaplana. Diet pills are a bad idea, rarely have a prolonged effect, can cause serious side effects, and can have an effect on the how Coumadin (warfarin) works. Better to steer clear. ...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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How effective is warfarin (Coumadin) for managing atrial fibrillation?

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 diet pill is ok to take while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

What diet pill is ok to take while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Diet pills: Anyone that is on Coumadin (warfarin) need to be aware of the drug drug interactions that occur and you will need to discuss with you doc and have the inr measured more frequently at the beginning. Diet pills only help to get you jump started on your diet. What you need is a change in you eating habits and exercise. ...Read more

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After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

Prob aspirin : It seems you may have a fib. So warfarin is important. The use of plavix (clopidogrel) is valuable after PTCA, but not proven to be any better than aspirin. Therefore, I suggest aspirin and warfarin would be better choice. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nattokinase while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Nattokinase: This herbal medicine supposedly works as a blood thinner so could potentially increase the risk of bleeding when combined with warfarin. ...Read more

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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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Is xarelta as effective in treating blood clots as warfarin?

Is xarelta as effective in treating blood clots as warfarin?

Xarelto: Yes. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is equally effective as coumadin( warfarin). Initially it was given only for irregular heart beat atrial fibrillation. Now the use is expanded to leg clot DVT and lung clot pe. The advantage of xarelto over Coumadin is that there is no periodic blood checkup for pt/ inr just like coumadin. It can be expensive & inconvenient. Can't monitor level & no antidote. ...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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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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Help! could someone who takes Coumadin (warfarin) take viagra?

Help! could someone who takes Coumadin (warfarin) take viagra?

Coumadin (warfarin): Coumadin (warfarin) is not incompatible with viagra use. The patients whole picture and their other medications dictate the risk of viagra. Using Nitroglycerin and similar drugs is dangerous with viagra. There are other possible drugs which can increase the risk of viagra. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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