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Does hoodia interfere with coumadin/warfarin?

Does hoodia interfere with coumadin/warfarin?

No: I can find no report of a drug interaction. You should be aware that many products marketed as hoodia actually have no hoodia in them. ...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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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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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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Whats the maximum dosage of coumadin (warfarin)?

Whats the maximum dosage of coumadin (warfarin)?

Varies: I love dr. Klein's answer: "the dose that works." he is absolutely right. Certain south-east Asian populations have the genetics he mentioned that makes them require higher doses of Coumadin (warfarin) than others the same weight. Generally, smaller people need less than larger, too, but not always. Diet has a lot to do with dosage need. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin): For atrial fibrillation there are direct thrombin inhibitors approved for stroke prevention. These are not approved for patients with mechanical valves. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: coumadin (warfarin)?

Anticoagulant: Coumadin also called as warfarin is a medication commonly used to prevent blood from clotting. It requires monitoring of inr (international normalized ratio) to make sure that dose is adequate for patient and disease entity it is prescribed for. ...Read more

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What happens if you take too much coumadin (warfarin)?

What happens if you take too much coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleed: Coumadin (warfarin) is rat poison. It is used as an anticoagulant for certain medical conditions. The levels are closely monitored by your doc. Too much can thin you blood and could cause you to bleed and lose a lot of blood with its own consequences. ...Read more

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How often should I have my Coumadin (warfarin) levels checked?

How often should I have my Coumadin (warfarin) levels checked?

That is a : Tough one. In general frequent testing is needed to get i right at the outset. After that increased monitoring is needed with change in health status, especially new mess which may interact. ...Read more

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What are the different doses that Coumadin (warfarin) comes in?

What are the different doses that Coumadin (warfarin) comes in?

Many doses: Coumadin (warfarin) comes in a variety of doses: l mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, 5 mg, etc. Because a person may need to adjust doses from time to time, patients may need to have a variety of tablets on hand so they can make easy adjustments at the recommendation of their doctor or coagulation clinic. Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with a variety of medications and even the food we eat, so it's not uncommon to require fine tuning. ...Read more

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How often should you have your Coumadin (warfarin) levels checked?

Depends: Great question; if you are on the medication longterm most healtcare providers check protimes/inrs every month. In the most recent guidelines, however, some organizations are suggesting that every three months may be just as good. ...Read more

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What happens if i accidently took a Coumadin (warfarin) at 5:30pm and then again at 7:45 am. ?

What happens if i accidently took a Coumadin (warfarin) at 5:30pm and then again at 7:45 am.  ?

Higher INR: Your protime/inr will likely go higher for the next day or 2. Let your doc know about the extra dose, and he may recommend an inr check, or simply holding a dose. This will depend on your previous baseline and why you are on coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Zinc interfere with coumadin (warfarin)?

Zinc interfere with coumadin (warfarin)?

No: There are no interactions that I am aware of. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is 7mg a high dose for coumadin (warfarin)?

Is 7mg a high dose for coumadin (warfarin)?

Not Really: Some patient require higher dose as hepatic metabolism is variable. Also, intake of vitamin k containing food will impact Coumadin (warfarin) dose. ...Read more

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Common side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Common side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleeding. : This medication can cause serious bleeding if it affects your blood clotting proteins too much (shown by unusually high inr lab results). Even if your doctor stops your medication, this risk of bleeding can continue for up to a week. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of serious bleeding, including: unusual pain/swelling/discomfort/easy bruising, prolonged bleeding from cuts. ...Read more

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Possible side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bruising, bleeding: The most common side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) are bruising and bleeding. Coumadin (warfarin) affects other medicines and can make them work more or less well than normal. Coumadin (warfarin) can also increase the side effects caused by other drugs. You have to be careful about what you eat with Coumadin (warfarin) and make sure you aren't getting too much vitamin k in your diet since it can counteract the effectiveness of coumadin, (warfarin) . ...Read more

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Can I use alegra d if i'm in coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I use alegra d if i'm in coumadin (warfarin)?

AllegraD / warfarin : I can find no warnings in the epocrates database for either fexfenadine or pseudoephedrine, the two ingredients in Allegra (fexofenadine) d regarding interactions with warfarin (coumadin) . But just to be sure, check with your pharmacist and your cardiologist. If you are taking Coumadin for a heart condition, your doctor might prefer you take plain allegra (fexofenadine). The d part, sudafed, is a cardiac stimulant. ...Read more

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Do you have to be weaned off coumadin (warfarin)?

No: Depending on why youre on it ? But no it does not have to be weaned. ...Read more

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