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

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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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.

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 more

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How long does it take swelling in leg to go down after warfarin started for a dvt?

How long does it take swelling in leg to go down after warfarin started for a dvt?

Swelling: As the dvt starts to resolve or collateral veins take over the function,the swelling will improve Anticoagulants do not dissolve the clot ...Read more

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How long could it take swelling in leg to go down after DVT diagnosis and warfarin started?

How long could it take swelling in leg to go down after DVT diagnosis and warfarin started?

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 more

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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.

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.

Warfarin: Actually the warfarin doesn't dissolve the clots it prevents new ones from forming. The bodies own thrombolytic system takes care of the existing clots. This takes a variable time between people it can take days to weeks however to be complete. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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