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My doctor has cleared me to go off Coumadin (warfarin) after my prescription runs out. At what point may i resume alcohol snx vitamin K intake?

My doctor has cleared me to go off Coumadin (warfarin) after my prescription runs out. At what point may i resume alcohol snx vitamin K intake?

K right after,wait 4: As soon as your prescription runs out you can take all the vit k and foods with k you want. Alcohol thins your blood and it takes 4-5 days for Coumadin (warfarin) to leave your system. Limit yourself to 2 drinks a day until a few days after stopping (not that it is ever wise to have much more than that!). ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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 could be causing my Coumadin (warfarin) levels to go up and down continually?

What could be causing my Coumadin (warfarin) levels to go up and down continually?

Diet or generic...: Dietary foods can make Coumadin levels go up and down, so can certain medications. If all else is the same, the biggest cause is getting generic Coumadin (warfarin). The fda allows generic houses to be +/- 20% bio-equivalent of their trade name partners, so a dose could theoretically be off by as much by 40%. Ask your doctor to try trade name coumadin, be careful with a drug with a narrow range. ...Read more

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I'm on warfarin and docs want me to go on xareito instead but I'm not sure what would u suggest ?

I'm on warfarin and docs want me to go on xareito instead but I'm not sure what would u suggest ?

A good choice: There are several new anticoagulants, including Xarelto, which are both safer and more effective than warfarin. Xarelto does not need to be adjusted and no blood testing is required. Really the only downside is that, depending upon your insurance, it may be more expensive.. ...Read more

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Can i take with warfarin?

More information?: As dr. Ho said, more information is needed before anyone can answer your question. ...Read more

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What is warfarin used for?

Blood thinner : It is a blood thinner used in many situations. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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