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How Long Does Warfarin Take To Reach Maximum Effect
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with doctor: There are too many factor to discuss here. You need to discuss this with your doctor. ...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?
I take coumadin (warfarin). And want a tattoo. Should i stop taking the coumadin (warfarin)? And how long before the tattoo?
How long should I take Coumadin (warfarin) for a DVT of unknown origin? Never had one in the past. Current INR is 2.3. Been taking it for 60 days.
At least 6 months: According the american college of chest physicians an unprovoked [ no clear precipitating event ] should be treated for 6 months.[ or 180 days]. Further work up may uncover reasons to treat longer. Please understand that too short of treatment increases the risks for additional blood clots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: It can go down in a matter of days to weeks or months or never. There is a condition call "post phlebiits syndrome" and the leg can be swollen for prolonged periods of time. I have patients with swelling for years after one or more clots in the veins of the legs. ...Read more
Several months: After starting warfarin the blood clot can no longer grow. The body will start to break down the clot within days. It takes months to have the clot reabsorbed or for the process to make an opening through the clot so blood can get through again. Swelling will be visibly less in a few weeks but it could be 6 months before the leg is back to normal. Occasionally, the swelling persists indefinitely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take for heparin and then Coumadin (warfarin) to dissolve clots that are found in the leg and also in both lungs.
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