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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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Dilantin (Definition)

Dilantin (generic name phenytoin) is a drug that has been used to treat seizure disorders since 1938. It is a sodium channel blocker that is effective in treatment of epilepsy but it has significant side effects. Because of that many newer drugs have been developed ...Read more


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

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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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Can plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) be taken together?

Can plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) be taken together?

Yes: In certain situations they can be taken together but ther is a substantial risk of bleeding if both Plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) are taken at the same time. ...Read more

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Which antacids can I take while on plavix, (clopidogrel) asprin and pravastin?

Which antacids can I take while on plavix, (clopidogrel) asprin and pravastin?

Avoid PPIs: At least one of the acid a blockers known as proton pump inhibitors (ppis) have been associated with increase risk while taking plavix (clopidogrel). H2 blockers have not been associated with this risk. ...Read more

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Would taking ground flaxseed interfere with my seizure meds. Carbotrol and keppra (levetiracetam)?

Would taking ground flaxseed interfere with my seizure meds.
Carbotrol and keppra (levetiracetam)?

No it will not: I dont think it will interfere but double check with the pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can i take Coumadin (warfarin) and adderrall?

Can i take Coumadin (warfarin) and adderrall?

Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) and Adderall do not have an effect on one another and may be taken together. ...Read more

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Are there issues between taking phenytoin and tinzaparin or warfarin?

Can occur: Medicine interactions are common. Talk with a pharmacist about interactions between your meds. ...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 you safely take caltrate 600mg while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can you safely take caltrate 600mg while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: Generally the answer is yes. Although not as important with coumadin, (warfarin) many medications should not be taken with calcium supplements, given the risk of the calcium binding the medicine and not allowing it to be absorbed. The most importat thing to remember about Coumadin (warfarin) is consistency - when you take it, diet (especially foods high in vitamin k such as green, leafy vegetables), etc. ...Read more

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Is 200mg of COq 10 safe and effective for lowering blood pressure? Current meds are Zoloft losartan betapace and nexium (esomeprazole). Any interactions?

Is 200mg of COq 10 safe and effective for lowering blood pressure?   Current meds are Zoloft losartan betapace and nexium (esomeprazole).  Any interactions?

There are two forms: of CoQ10. Neither has been regulated by the FDA. (One form appears to have more antioxidant properties). Several conditions have been associated with low CoQ10 levels including HTN, heart failure, certain cancers, gingivitis, gastric ulcers, etc. Currently there has not been a consensus arrived at as to the BP lowering effects (due to lack of controlled studies). May affect Zoloft (sertraline) level a bit. ...Read more

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Probiotics and coumadin, (warfarin) okay to take?

yes, but: The probiotics can affect your prothrombin time/inr so be sure to get your blood checked regularly and don't miss appointments! the dose can be adjusted to accommodate your use of probiotics as long as you're consistent in their use. ...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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I'm on cipro and Flagyl and tizanidine and hydrochlorothiazide and lyrica (pregabalin) and lisinopril, and Zofran and phenergan, diclofrnac sod ec, synthroid....

I'm on cipro and Flagyl and tizanidine and hydrochlorothiazide and lyrica (pregabalin) and lisinopril, and Zofran and phenergan, diclofrnac sod ec, synthroid....

Not sure: Exactly what your question is, but it does appear that you are on a lot of medications for a 29 year old. It sounds like you need to make sure your doctor is monitoring all these to make sure you don't run into problems. ...Read more

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Danger to combine multaq400, rivaroxaban20, and metoprolol succinate25? To control a fib and clotting plus high bp?

Danger to combine multaq400, rivaroxaban20, and metoprolol  succinate25? To control a fib and clotting plus high bp?

Not really: There are no significant interactions between those meds other than both metoprolol and Multaq can slow the heart rate excessively. Multaq isn't particularly effective at preventing af and should not be used as a heart rate controlling agent when af is permanent. ...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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Coumadin (Definition)

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