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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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Is d-mannose safe for early pregnancy?

Is d-mannose safe for early pregnancy?

It's unclear: To be honest there really isn't any significant evidence one way or the other. If you really want to be safe avoid it. Remember, especially with pregnancy, try to avoid taking anything you don't absolutely have to. ...Read more

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What is this discharge after taking d'mannose? It burn and itch for two days, now it's just discharging. What can I take for that?

What is this discharge after taking d'mannose? It burn and itch for two days, now it's just discharging. What can I take for that?

See your doctor: All vaginal or other genital discharge problems need to be professionally examined in person. Depending on sexual lifestyle and risks, maybe an STD. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

Can d-mannose treat bladder infections?

No way: Bladder infections require antibiotics & not a dietary suppliment that does nothing to eliminate or kill bacteria. ...Read more

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I took D-mannose for 2 days but I think I took too much. Felt discomfort and dull pain in kidneys. Feel better now. Did this harm my kidneys permanent?

I took D-mannose for 2 days but I think I took too much. Felt discomfort and dull pain in kidneys. Feel better now. Did this harm my kidneys permanent?

No: D-mannose is a type of sugar found in a number of fruits and available in dietary supplement form. Though typically touted as a natural remedy for E. coli UTIs, there is currently a lack of clinical trials testing the use of D-mannose supplements against UTIs. Possible side effects: bloating and diarrhea. Many web sites report possible kidney damage in high doses, but basis of this is unfounded. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about d mannose?

Can you tell me about d mannose?

Here are some...: D-mannose is like a sugar and is used to treat carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome - an inherited metabolic disorder. Urologically, it is thought to improve the integrity of bladder mucosa so to prevent bacteris sticking to bladder lining leading to lessen recurrent UTI, but its real effect for such has not been well verified. So, talk with doc why d-mannose is used for you. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics for UTI and D- Mannose at the same time?

Can I take antibiotics for UTI and D- Mannose at the same time?

If you want to but w: Why would you want to take D-mannose. I do not know of any benefit from this product..... I would encourage you to stop it. ...Read more

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I had a very bad reaction to last antibiotic for UTI. Trying d-mannose instead this time. How much should I take a day to rid? 12hrs, no relief yet.

I had a very bad reaction to last antibiotic for UTI. Trying d-mannose instead this time. How much should I take a day to rid? 12hrs, no relief yet.

Not a good idea: D-Mannose works for some as UTI preventative by inhibiting attatchment of bacteria to bladder wall. There are plenty of different antibiotics to treat UTIs. Just avoid the one that caused such a bad reaction. Good Luck ...Read more

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D-mannose safe in third trimester of pregnancy?

D-mannose safe in third trimester of pregnancy?

Drugs and prey: Depends on why you are taking it. In general no harm other than diuretic effects. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about d mannose?

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Can you tell me anything about d mannose?

Here are some...: D mannose is a kind of sugar as an important molecule to make bladder mucosa less sticky for bacteria so to minimize persistent or recurrent bacterial UTI. Though some studies said so, it is still not 100%. Will it help in this aspect? Maybe at best. The mainstay of bacterial UTI is still effective antibiotics + an emptying bladder + behavioral modification + occasionally long-term prophylactics. ...Read more

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Will d-Mannose and antibiotics help get rid of a strep uti?

Will d-Mannose and antibiotics help get rid of a strep uti?

Antibiotic only: The right antibiotic will do it. D-mannose is useless. Don't believe what you might read online or in health food stores. And even if it were to help prevent UTI (the main claim for the stuff), it certainly can't do anything for an infection you already have. ...Read more

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Is D. Mannose supplement for urinary health and UTI prevention safe/clinically proven effective?

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Is D. Mannose supplement for urinary health and UTI prevention safe/clinically proven effective?

Depends. . .: If you ask enough people, eventually you'll get the answer you want to hear. With that said, there's a big leap to take from theory to animal studies to humans. So while many new drugs are expensive, it takes a lot of research to get them approved. Check out http://www. Med. Nyu. Edu/content? ChunkIID=225997 which points this out. Then check out http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23633128. Maybe!!!! ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old daughter has UTI infection. In addition to the antibiotics can I give her the d-mannose powder supplement mixed in water?

My 2.5 year old daughter has UTI infection. In addition to the antibiotics can I give her the d-mannose powder supplement mixed in water?

Not effective...: D-mannose, a type of sugar, has become a popular alternative treatment for preventing and treating urinary tract infections. Unfortunately, nearly all the evidence on the effectiveness of d-mannose is anecdotal, without clinical studies to back it up. It probably won't hurt to give it; just make sure to give her the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Uti won't go away. Taken bactrim, then cipro, (ciprofloxacin) symptoms persist. Doc is doing urine culture. Do you think probiotic or d-mannose would help me?

Uti won't go away. Taken bactrim, then cipro, (ciprofloxacin) symptoms persist. Doc is doing urine culture. Do you think probiotic or d-mannose would help me?

May help, also try: D-mannose is safe & effective for the 90% of uti's caused by e.Coli bacteria, so if you have a UTI caused by an e. Coli strain that is resistant to Bactrim & Cipro (ciprofloxacin) it will help.
It is wise to take probiotics to restore normal GI flora during & after taking antibiotics but it will not help your uti. You can try herbs like uva ursi & andrographis while awaiting culture results. ...Read more

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Prescribed bactrim for bladder infection, had a bad reaction to cipro (ciprofloxacin) before. I do have a B12 deficiency. Pain is getting worse, I am taking d-mannose?

Prescribed bactrim for bladder infection, had a bad reaction to cipro (ciprofloxacin) before. I do have a B12 deficiency. Pain is getting worse, I am taking d-mannose?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good: You have a bladder infection. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a good antibiotic for this. You will take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a short duration. It should be ok. You have B12 deficiency. Your duration for Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is short. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 CKD caused by horseshoe kidney birth defect. Age 24. Also augmented bladder with miftroffonoff. I take D-Mannose and natural supplements along with diet to manage my health. Will taking activated charcoal benefit my kidney condition?

I have stage 4 CKD caused by horseshoe kidney birth defect. Age 24. Also augmented bladder with miftroffonoff. I take D-Mannose and natural supplements along with diet to manage my health. Will taking activated charcoal benefit my kidney condition?

No charcoal 4 kidney: I cannot find any studies to suggest that activated charcoal is helpful for chronic kidney disease. Please discuss any new medications with your doctors. Preferably before you take them. Hope that's helpful. ...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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Are there cold medicines that are ok to take when you are on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes...: ...But they are also pretty useless most of the time. If you are taking coumadin, (warfarin) your underlying condition may make you more susceptible to infections, so check with your doctor if you need anything more than a "cold" med. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with two tiny pe. I have to have a colonscopy in 21 days. Is it ok to stay on Coumadin (warfarin) and be put under with the pes?

I was recently diagnosed with two tiny pe. I have to have a colonscopy in 21 days. Is it ok to stay on Coumadin (warfarin) and be put under with the pes?

No: You can't undergo a colonoscopy while on warfarin due to risk of bleeding, you can't even be on aspirin. Talk with your gastroenterologist. Pulmonary emboli are very serious. You would have to stop the warfarin before the procedure (not advisable) or postpone the procedure, or your GI doc may choose another way to examine your colon (such as ct scan), depending on why you need the colonoscopy. ...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

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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Is it ok to take Neurontin and coumadin (warfarin)?

Is it ok to take Neurontin and coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: Neurontin is an anti-seizure medication. Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner. There is no known drug interaction between them. ...Read more

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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

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What's the maximum dosage of coumadin (warfarin)?

What's the maximum dosage of coumadin (warfarin)?

Varies: I love dr. Klein's answer: "the dose that works." he is absolutely right. Certain south-east Asian populations have the genetics he mentioned that makes them require higher doses of Coumadin (warfarin) than others the same weight. Generally, smaller people need less than larger, too, but not always. Diet has a lot to do with dosage need. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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