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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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Is ginger beer (non alcoholic) safe on warfarin and Flecainide.

Is ginger beer (non alcoholic) safe on warfarin and Flecainide.

Yes, but: It' is safe. But understand that ginger can potentiate warfarin, so if you're drink a lot of ginger beer, it's possible your INR will rise. Just keep it in mind when you get your usual blood samples. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume coconut water with warfarin and Flecainide for AF?

Is it safe to consume coconut water with warfarin and Flecainide for AF?

Coconut water: Yes it is safe to consume coconut water as long as you are not sensitive or allergic to coconuts. ...Read more

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I understand that I should monitor potassium on Flecainide/Warfarin. Why and how do I do this?

I understand that I should monitor potassium on Flecainide/Warfarin. Why and how do I do this?

Diuretic: Persons with atrial fibrillation often are taking a diuretic which can deplete potassium from the body. That, in turn, can contribute to arrhythmias. The potassium test is part of the metabolic panel of blood tests which can be drawn by your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 66 and on Flecainide for AF due to PFO closure. Also on Warfarin for same reason. I'm afraid of the flue injection - any advice?

I'm 66 and on Flecainide for AF due to
PFO closure. Also on Warfarin for same reason. I'm afraid of the flue injection - any advice?

Flu injection: The flu is a significant risk and the shot is usually a lower risk than the risk of hematoma from the shot in someone on warfarin. You should discuss this with your Dr. who is familiar with your anticoagulation state and your history of problems with it. ...Read more

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I'm on warfarin and flecainide. Why should flecainide should always be used in conjunction with a beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker?

I'm on warfarin and flecainide. Why should flecainide should always be used in conjunction with a beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker?

Recurrence: Atrial fibrillation can still recur with Flecainide and Flecainide does not prevent rapid heart rate from Atrial fib. Thus the need for drugs like beta blockers and either of the 2 calcium channel blockers that effectively controls the rate just in case. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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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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Tambocor (Definition)

Tambocor is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more