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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?

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

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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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

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: 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

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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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What is coumadin (warfarin)?

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 are the dangers of having high levels of coumadin (warfarin)?

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

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

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Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

No: It is a medication that helps prevent blood from clotting in a way that is dangerous to the patient. It needs to be closely monitored with lab tests to be effective but is in no way addictive. ...Read more

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Could caffeine affect Coumadin (warfarin)?

Could caffeine affect Coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: Assume all medicines effect coumadin (warfarin) and the INR/ coumadin (warfarin) dose should be adjusted accordingly. ...Read more

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Can I take Coumadin (warfarin) and adderrall?

Can I take Coumadin (warfarin) and adderrall?

Should not be a: Problem. Make sure your physician knows about all the medications you are taking including "natural" supplements. ...Read more

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How does flecainide affect coumadin (warfarin)?

How does flecainide affect coumadin (warfarin)?

None: There are no known, published interactions between warfarin (coumadin) and flecainide. ...Read more

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Can I drink coffee while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I drink coffee while on coumadin (warfarin)?

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

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What is risk of Coumadin (warfarin) if pregnant?

What is risk of Coumadin (warfarin) if pregnant?

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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Probiotics and coumadin, (warfarin) okay to take?

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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What diet pills work well with coumadin (warfarin)?

What diet pills work well with coumadin (warfarin)?

None: I agree with dr. Villaplana. Diet pills are a bad idea, rarely have a prolonged effect, can cause serious side effects, and can have an effect on the how Coumadin (warfarin) works. Better to steer clear. ...Read more

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Can you use viagra if you're on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can you use viagra if you're on coumadin (warfarin)?

Viagra (sildenafil): Discuss with your doctor, warfarin is not a contraindications to viagra (sildenafil) use but your doctor, who knows your situation is the best judge of safety for you. ...Read more

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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 antibiotics interfere with coumadin (warfarin)?

Which antibiotics interfere with coumadin (warfarin)?

Antibiotics: All antibiotics can interfere with vitamin k production in the gut and therefore it is important to check your inr regardless of the medication. ...Read more

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What can I take for vitamin while on warfrain (coumadin)?

What can I take for vitamin while on warfrain (coumadin)?

Coumarin & Vitamins: Try to avoid vitamin k and possibly vitamin e. The remaining vitamins should be fine and if you are of childbearing age you should consider b complex vitamins at a minimum. ...Read more

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Can you take Skelaxin (metaxalone) and Coumadin together?

D/W your dr.: No drug interactions were noted on Drugs. Com drug interaction checker – but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. Http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=2311-1529, 1572-951 ...Read more

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Can I take pepto bismol while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I take pepto bismol while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

May interfere: Absorption, including some antacids may bind and prevent absorption of Coumadin (warfarin) loose effectiveness, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone on Coumadin (warfarin) follow the paleo diet?

Need monitoring: If you plan to make significant changes to your diet, you should discuss with your doctor and do it under supervision since these changes may lead to variations in inr levels. ...Read more

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Can you switch from Coumadin (warfarin) to plavix instead?

Can you switch from Coumadin (warfarin) to plavix instead?

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

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