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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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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)?

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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Does eating avocado & dry oregano affect my Coumadin (warfarin) dosage? My last rnr level was 2.4. Im taking 2.5 mlg everyday except tu & fri (i take 5mlg)

Does eating avocado & dry oregano affect my Coumadin (warfarin) dosage? My last rnr level was 2.4. Im taking 2.5 mlg everyday except tu & fri (i take 5mlg)

Yes, they can: Avacado and oregano both have vitamin k and can alter inr levels. If you take the same amount daily, the Coumadin dose will be adjusted around this. Don't make any sudden diet changes, especially with an artificial heart valve. http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/food-sources-of-vitamin-k.php http://www.Ptinr.Com/warfarin-you/dietary-food-beverage/food-interactions/avocado-and-warfari. ...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 often should I have my Coumadin (warfarin) levels checked?

How often should I have my Coumadin (warfarin) levels checked?

That is a : Tough one. In general frequent testing is needed to get i right at the outset. After that increased monitoring is needed with change in health status, especially new mess which may interact. ...Read more

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How often should you have your Coumadin (warfarin) levels checked?

How often should you have your Coumadin (warfarin) levels checked?

Depends: Great question; if you are on the medication longterm most healtcare providers check protimes/inrs every month. In the most recent guidelines, however, some organizations are suggesting that every three months may be just as good. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my Coumadin (warfarin) levels go up and down continually?

INR: Coumadin (warfarin) affects certain factors in your blood responsible for blood clotting. While Coumadin (warfarin) prevents these from working properly, they are continually made by your liver and are replenished. This results in the inr going up and down, so your physician needs to adjust your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly. Maintaining a routine diet makes adjusting Coumadin (warfarin) much easier. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having too high levels of coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the risks of having too high levels of coumadin (warfarin)?

The dose that works.: There is no exact upper limit to Coumadin (warfarin) although the most I have seen someone need is about 12mg daily. Because Coumadin (warfarin) is so closely monitored with blood tests the right answer is the limit is the dose that gets you to your goal inr. Some people are genetically "coumadin resistant" and need much higher doses and people with high vitamin k diets also need higher doses. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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


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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid ...Read more