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Emory Coumadin Clinic
I'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) and I went to a walk in clinic that wasn't my regular doctor he prescribed me apo amoxi-clav. Could something happen mixing these?
Can increase INR: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin/calvalunate) can interact with Coumadin (warfarin) to increase the INR. This can increase risk of bleeding. You should call the office of the prescribing doctor and request an antibiotic change. Always keep your medication list with you and show it to provider. This helps to prevent possible interactions. ...Read more
Recent hx. Of dvt/p.E., followed by Coumadin clinic in l.A., hx. Of hiv, t.B. Moving from l.A. To scottsdale 3/17. Looking for md with extensive experience in treating and follow up with dvt/p.E., Coumadin clinic. I've been HIV positive since 1995. Doing
This is probably not the answer you (or the website) are looking for, but my best advice in finding a doctor is to ask friends, neighbors and other doctors, even dentists. Getting a recommendation from an on-line source, many of which are anonymous, is probably the worst way to find a doctor.
Being a nurse, I have to tell you, nurses are the single best source of physician referrals. Nurses know, and you can't fool a nurse with a bunch of bs. They see right through it. Or nurses, in particular, are a great source of referrals, since they really see everything. They know who's naughty and nice! If you have absolutely no other source, go to the cafeteria of the local hospital and find a nurse and ask. Most nurses are more than happy to point you in the right direction.
Hope you find someone that's perfect for you! ...Read more
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
Bleeding: Excessive bleeding is the danger of too much coumadin (warfarin). Bleeding into the skin can cause bruising and pain. Into muscle can cause a hematoma and stiffness and could lead to a compartment syndrome. Into a joint, can cause swelling, stiffness, and pain. In the stomach and intestines, can anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding black, tarry stools and diarrhea. Into brain can cause a stroke. ...Read more
Yes: The fact is, you can eat just about anything you just have to be careful to try to keep your vitamin k intake consistent from day to day. In other words, don't eat a huge baby spinach salad today and tomorrow and nothing with vitamin k the next. ...Read more
High risk: Coumadin is a category x which means that it is clear it causes problems. This includes central nervous system defects, spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, prematurity, hemorrhage, and ocular defects when given anytime during pregnancy, and a fetal warfarin syndrome when given during the first trimester. Fetal warfarin syndrome involves facial abnormalities and bone problems. ...Read more
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May interfere: Absorption, including some antacids may bind and prevent absorption of Coumadin (warfarin) loose effectiveness, speak to your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: Both Plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) "thin" the blood but do so via different mechanisms and degrees. The choice of one medication over another depends on your underlying condition and specific risk profile. In other words, you would have to discuss with a doctor the specifics of your case. ...Read more