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How long after you stop taking warfarin does it stay in your system?

How long after you stop taking warfarin does it stay in your 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

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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How long does the effect of warfarin stay in your system once you get off of the medicine?

How long does the effect of warfarin stay in your system once you get off of the medicine?

2 to 7 days: Wafarin response is very variable. Typically, within 2 to 3 days there is a significant reductiion in the effect and within about 5 days anticoagulation effect has largely resolved. There are antidotes available and diet will have an impact. ...Read more

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Having 8.8 level of Coumadin (warfarin) in the system could cause internal bleeding and cardiac arrest?

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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

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How long does it take warfarin to work?

How long does it take warfarin to work?

At least a few days: It can take up to 5 or more days for the medication to reach therapeutic effect. Sensitivity to the medication is based on genetic factors, as well as interaction with diet and other medications. Other newer anticoagulants may work within hours. ...Read more

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Any medication to last long in bed for sex I'm on warfarin?

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

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How long does it generally take for warfarin to leave the body once you stop taking it?

How long does it generally take for warfarin to leave the body once you stop taking it?

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

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Long term side effects of warfarin?

Long term side effects of warfarin?

Warfarin side effect: There are no real long term side affects. Regulating the level of the drug carefully in concert with your doctor maximizes the possibility of avoiding bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Does warfarin make sunburn last longer?

Does warfarin make sunburn last longer?

Warfarin: There is minimal evidence to suggest any warfarin interaction with sunburn. ...Read more

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How long should I take warfarin tablets post abortion?

How long should I take warfarin tablets post abortion?

Discuss with doctor: There are too many factor to discuss here. You need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can I drink again after taking coumadin (warfarin)?

How long can I drink again after taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin): Drinking alcohol will increase your risk of bleeding while taking warfarin. ...Read more

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How long does your blood level take to go back to normal after taking warfarin?

How long does your blood level take to go back to normal after taking warfarin?

Three to five days: In general, the effects of warfarin (coumadin) last for three to five days after stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Is Warfarin the only medicine for PE and how long will I have to be on it? Hx of cancer

Is Warfarin the only medicine for PE and how long will I have to be on it? Hx of cancer

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

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Do the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) build up over time? Are there long term side effects?

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

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What do I do? I am on life long warfarin and can not come off it. Can I just switch to fragmin (dalteparin)?

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

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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?

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?

Week: Depends on the reads on you take warfarin. If it is nor for mechanical valve you can ask to be changed to the newer anticoagulants like xaralto, /pradaxa/variety ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get pregnant after stopping warfarin use?

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

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I take coumadin (warfarin). And want a tattoo. Should I stop taking the coumadin (warfarin)? And how long before the tattoo?

Risk of stroke!: If you have a mechanical heart valve, you need to stay on anti-coagulation to prevent blood clots forming that could cause a stroke. Don't stop Coumadin (warfarin) without talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Am taking 5mg daily Coumadin (warfarin) after massive PE 7 months ago possibly due to long term HRT. What are chances of repeat embolism?

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

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