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How long does it generally take for warfarin to leave the body once you stop taking it?

How long does it generally take for warfarin to leave the body once you stop taking it?

Warfarin: The duration of time it takes for warfarin to be eliminated from your body depends on a few factors. It depends on the dose that you were previously taking, it depends on the pro time level at the time that you stop warfarin, and it depends on how much vitamin k is in your diet. That being said, usually we estimate 5 to 7 days for reduction of the effect of warfarin down to a level of baseline. ...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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I had an uedvt 1.5 months ago. On warfarin. Symptoms better, just mild aching. Is it ok to work out my upper body again?

I had an uedvt 1.5 months ago. On warfarin. Symptoms better, just mild aching. Is it ok to work out my upper body again?

UEDVT: That question should be asked of the dr. Taking care of you who knows your particulars as well as having performed a physical exam pertinent to the situation. Out in the cloud you can only get generalities not specifics to your situation. ...Read more

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What vitamin can I take while on Coumadin (warfarin) my body trembles alot. Is this because of constant blood being drawn from me. I don't smoke drink or do drugs?

What vitamin can I take while on Coumadin (warfarin) my body trembles alot. Is this because of constant blood being drawn from me. I don't smoke drink or do drugs?

Vitamins: There are multivitamins without vitamin k in the market that you can take. Just make sure there is no vitamin k in them. For trembling please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you take Benecol drinks with warfarin? I can't find any information?

Can you take Benecol drinks with warfarin? I can't find any information?

Benecol and warfarin: Benecol and warfarin should not have any significant interactions. However, you are on high risk medications in terms of drug-drug interactions with warfarin (esp flecainide). Always discuss with your healthcare provider when you start any new non-prescription ingredients (incl herbal teas, vitamins, etc) and any changes with your prescription medications. ...Read more

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What vegetables do you suggest that I eat or don't eat that will not affect the Coumadin (warfarin) while im taking it?

What vegetables do you suggest that I eat or don't eat that will not affect the Coumadin (warfarin) while im taking it?

The problem: The problem is not so much what vegetables to avoid, but in being consistent with your intake. Vegetables and their nutrients are very important for your overall health. I agree with my colleagues that large amounts of vit k can interfere with coumadin's anti-thrombotic effect, but your Coumadin (warfarin) dose can be adjusted to your diet. Whole foods are much safer than vit k supplements in this regard. ...Read more

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I asked a question but didn't put enough info, my question was if I'm able to take 5-mthf with warfarin im compound heterozygous mthfr?

I asked a question but didn't put enough info, my question was if I'm able to take 5-mthf with warfarin im compound heterozygous mthfr?

Metafolin: Look for a supplement called homocysteine factors. It is a quality product that will help your mthfr 677 polymorphism as well as supply you with quality folate (folic acid). For 1298, limit phenylalanine intake, and avoid excessive animal protein. ...Read more

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My INR won't go down it was 9 had vit k went to 1.7 then had 2mg warfarin n it went back to 6.3 could u tell me what's goin on with my INR plz?

My INR won't go down it was 9 had vit k went to 1.7 then had 2mg warfarin n it went back to 6.3 could u tell me what's goin on with my INR plz?

Coumadin (warfarin) sensitivity: Many people are very sensitive to coumadin (warfarin). I have one patient who takes 1 mg and that is enough. We joke about having her lick a pill to make her INR increase. Hang in there with your doctor and they will find the right dose. ...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

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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I have an INR of 9ish n I haven't had warfarin for a week but it keeps going up everyday IV had vit k but nothing's happening but I have headaches?

I have an INR of 9ish n I haven't had warfarin for a week but it keeps going up everyday IV had vit k but nothing's happening but I have headaches?

Can't say for sure: There could be a variety of reasons. It needs to clear that your headaches are not due to bleeding in the brain area. Usually after stopping warfarin the protime recovers. There can occasionally be coagulation issues that need to be clarified and why you got the warfarin initially. ...Read more

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Why must I take my warfarin at an exact, specific time?

Why must I take my warfarin at an exact, specific time?

Easier to control: It doesn't have to be at an exact time, but, warfarin is easier to regulate if taken at a consistent time. I prefer at dinner time or thereabouts, so that when dosage changes are recommended, you won't have already taken that day's dose. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose 100lbs in 6 week while on warfarin?

Be careful: Weight loss of this amount over such a short course of time could very well be dangerous. Talk to your doctor about you weight loss plans and she/he may be able to refer you to a dietitian who can help you with a weight loss plan. ...Read more

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I take warfarin. Could that be what is causing my facial sores?

I take warfarin. Could that be what is causing my facial sores?

Possible: Warfarin can cause skin lesions. If you think this is it, discuss with your pcp or Coumadin (warfarin) management doctor or perhaps a dermatologist. Be careful! Apparently you must have the Coumadin (warfarin) or you would not be on it. Get seen and get help. ...Read more

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I read that there are alternative drugs to warfarin? What are they?

I read that there are alternative drugs to warfarin? What are they?

FDA approved: Dabigatran (Pradaxa), Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), and Apixaban (Eliquis). There are more in the pipeline too! ...Read more

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I'm on warfarin and my levels go really high like 12+ or down to 1.2 but never get it to 2.5 what it's surpose to b IV bin on warfarin 3yrs now?

Depends: Your inr goal depends on rthe condition you are being treated for. For example a-fib is between 2-3, and a valve replacement may be between 2.5 and 3.5. Speak to your treating dr. And get educated on the foods you need to avoid that are high in vit k. If your numbers are that erradic, and depending on your condition, there are new drugs on the market that do not require blood work and may b4u. ...Read more

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Does botox affect warfarin?

Does botox affect warfarin?

No, but warfarin does: Botox does not affect warfarin but being on warfarin does increase your risk of bleeding and bruising so let your plastic surgeon know if you are on blood thinners or have a neuromuscular disease as Botox is contraindicated in some patients. ...Read more

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What is coumadin (warfarin)?

An anticoagulant: Used for conditions that cause or predispose someone to abnormal coagulant states such atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves or clots in leg or arm veins as well as during certain sugeries on blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the warfarin disease?

Don't know: I googled "warfarin disease" and couldn't find anything other than warfarin necrosis which is a condition that occurs in some people who are treated with warfarin (a blood thinner). Within a few days of starting treatment, a paradoxical increase in clotting can occur in some individuals leading to skin/sq fat death. Typically this occurs in obese, middle-aged women. ...Read more

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Can selenium affect warfarin?

Can selenium affect warfarin?

Unlikely: I am not aware of any significant interaction between selenium and warfarin. ...Read more

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Can I take warfarin with vigra?

Can I take warfarin with vigra?

Yes.: Taking a standard dose of viagra (sildenafil) with warfarin will not pose a problem. If you took it daily for pulmonary hypertension, you would need to adjust your warfarin dose! ...Read more

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Is redbush tea safe with warfarin?

Probably, however...: I am not a fan of warfarin because it has more interactions than any drug; it seems like virtually every food & medicine renders it more or less active. Redbush tea is not known to interact with warfarin but it would not surprise me if it did to some degree. Try it but monitor your PT to make sure the dose does not need adjusting. I advise taking a low dose of Vit K. See http://tinyurl. Com/n4vpk8b ...Read more

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Can you give blood if using warfarin?

Can you give blood if using warfarin?

No: Blood thinners like warfarin and anti-platelet medications are generally not compatible with blood donation. Check with your local red cross for details. ...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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Long term side effects of warfarin?

Warfarin side effect: There are no real long term side affects. Regulating the level of the drug carefully in concert with your doctor maximizes the possibility of avoiding bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Does warfarin interact with any gingko

Gingko and bleeding: The "three g's" (gingko, ginseng, and garlic) can all thin the blood. None of these should be taken with Coumadin (warfarin) because they will increase the chance of having bleeding problems. ...Read more

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Can you take Zicam while an warfarin?

Yes: I checked it, and I do not see any interactions reported between Zicam and warfarin. But I am wondering what you are taking warfarin for? As you know there are many drugs that interact with warfarin, so that you are doing right thing by asking the question before you trake any new medicine. My recommendation in the future would be to ask the question to the doctor who prescribed the medicine. ...Read more

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Does warfarin make sunburn last longer?

Does warfarin make sunburn last longer?

Warfarin: There is minimal evidence to suggest any warfarin interaction with sunburn. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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