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How Long Does Warfarin Stay In Our System
3 days...: Warfarin inhibits the liver production of certain clotting factors. These have variable "half-lives" or life span. For all of them to be regenerated generally takes about three days. ...Read more
Having 8.8 level of Coumadin (warfarin) in the system could cause internal bleeding and cardiac arrest?
Supratherapeutic INR: When you are on coumadin, (warfarin) in general your goal for the inr will be between 2-3. The higher the number the higher your risk for bleeding. Bleeding can occur anywhere in the body- including intraabdominal bleeding, bleed in the brain etc. So, you need to make sure you follow up with your doctor regularly, make sure you be careful with your diet and other medication. ...Read more
Premature ejaculate?: I assume you mean that you ejaculate too quickly and would like to extend the time you spend in intercourse. You could try masturbating before sex with your partner, wearing a condom, or there are several otc products that contain a local anesthetic in cream to numb the penis so that you do not ejaculate quite as rapidly. As a last resort there is a medication called depoxitine. ...Read more
Warfarin: The duration of time it takes for warfarin to be eliminated from your body depends on a few factors. It depends on the dose that you were previously taking, it depends on the pro time level at the time that you stop warfarin, and it depends on how much vitamin k is in your diet. That being said, usually we estimate 5 to 7 days for reduction of the effect of warfarin down to a level of baseline. ...Read more
Discuss with doctor: There are too many factor to discuss here. You need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Three to five days: In general, the effects of warfarin (coumadin) last for three to five days after stopping the medication. ...Read more
Warfarin: There are other meds but you should discuss this with your medical doctor and if applicable your oncologist to determine if this treatment is for a fixed time or lifelong ...Read more
Not really: The major side effect of Coumadin (warfarin) is bleeding from too much or getting another blood clot from too little. As long as your INR is between 2-3 and stays that way, you risk of bleeding or further clotting should not change--no matter how long you take it. Once you are off of Coumadin (warfarin) for 5 days or less, its effects should be gone, as dr. Penba said. ...Read more
Had uedvt 1 month ago. Is it ok to get pregnant now as long as I switch to lmwh from my warfarin?
What do I do? I am on life long warfarin and can not come off it. Can I just switch to fragmin (dalteparin)?
Fragmin (dalteparin): Fragmin (dalteparin) is given by injection. I doubt you'd want to take it for the rest of your life. It's also very expensive. (1 vial is $730). ...Read more
I take 7mg warfarin 1 time everyday. If I run out of medicine what can I take to replace warfarin? How long does it take for my INR to drop under 2.0?
Immediately: You don't have to wait it only lasts FOR A WEAK BUT no no long term effects on baby after stopping. ...Read more
I take coumadin (warfarin). And want a tattoo. Should I stop taking the coumadin (warfarin)? And how long before the tattoo?
Am taking 5mg daily Coumadin (warfarin) after massive PE 7 months ago possibly due to long term HRT. What are chances of repeat embolism?
Not enuf info: If you have no other risk factors other than HRT and you've stopped the HRT, and if this is your only spell of thromboembolism, then your risk is low. ...Read more
How long before a patient taking Coumadin (warfarin) to have a controlled inr. It has been 2 months and my last INR was 7.2? Taking 15mg. Is lovenox better?
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