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How Long Does Warfarin Take To Reach Maximum Effect
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
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 more
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
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
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
It depends: We always treat patients with DVT and pulmonary embolus for a minimum of 6 months and usually 12. Work-up for hypercoagulability (predisposition for abnormal blood clotting) is always performed, usually after the year of Coumadin (warfarin) treatment. If you have a hypercoagulable state as determined by blood testing, you may need anti coagulation for life. ...Read more
I had heart surgery (CABG+MVR) in Oct 2013.Taking warfarin. Current INR 2.1.How long should I monitor INR, take warfarin and avoid green leafy vegs?
Easier to control: It doesn't have to be at an exact time, but, warfarin is easier to regulate if taken at a consistent time. I prefer at dinner time or thereabouts, so that when dosage changes are recommended, you won't have already taken that day's dose. ...Read more
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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
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
Go see your doctor: Because you're taking warfarin, you need to tell your doctor everything you're taking, whether prescription or over-the-counter as many drugs can interact w/warfarin & increase your risk for bleeding or clotting. You didn't mention why you want l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate but be careful of internet brands. Stick w/medical food quality brands. ...Read more
The important diet tip in patients taking Coumadin (warfarin) is that the diet, including consumption of green vegetables and alcohol has to be constant (the same) from one week to the next.
That will prevent swings in INR (test that measures efficacy and toxicity of coumadin)
Also be careful with medicines over the counter, vitamins and herbal supplements ...Read more
Unknown: Vitex is chasteberry extract. Here's all that's known scientifically : http://nccam. Nih. Gov/health/chasteberry. The issue with warfarin is usually that an herbal contains vitamin k (vitex doesn't) or interferes with warfarin metabolism (it's not known to) - so I suspect vitex is okay, but it apparently has never been studied. To be safe, let your warfarin prescriber know you're using it. ...Read more
Although there is no: Specific suggestion that Vitamin K or liver metabolic functions will be altered by kratom, its alkaloid and opiate effects could change your metabolism or gut motility. Either would affect warfarin efficacy. Like any other potential interaction with warfarin if it is done routinely the warfarin dosing can be adjusted to compensate. Irregular use could lead to higher risk. ...Read more
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DrugDrug interaction: In general, there are no issues w/taking Claritin & Coumadin (warfarin) together (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1486-898, 2311-1529). However, your vitamin k diet can affect your Coumadin (warfarin) dose. It's always best to tell your doctor & pharmacist everything you're taking, whether prescription or otc, especially in the case of Coumadin (warfarin) which requires constant monitoring to achieve inr goal. ...Read more
Yes: Generally the answer is yes. Although not as important with coumadin, (warfarin) many medications should not be taken with calcium supplements, given the risk of the calcium binding the medicine and not allowing it to be absorbed. The most importat thing to remember about Coumadin (warfarin) is consistency - when you take it, diet (especially foods high in vitamin k such as green, leafy vegetables), etc. ...Read more
Could be: Safe. Talk to the prescribing physician (s). If more than one, then make sure everyone has all the information. ...Read more
Diet pills: Anyone that is on Coumadin (warfarin) need to be aware of the drug drug interactions that occur and you will need to discuss with you doc and have the inr measured more frequently at the beginning. Diet pills only help to get you jump started on your diet. What you need is a change in you eating habits and exercise. ...Read more
Warfarin: Since any drug can alter the warfarin levels you need to clear it with your doctor ...Read more
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Yes: If you have had a cerebral embolism, you should be taking warfarin. If you have had an ischemic stroke, then you need an antiplatelet drug, of which Aspirin is the best initial choice and should be continued until a stroke recurrence, if any, develops. Then Aspirin could be replaced or supplemented by another antiplatelet drug. ...Read more
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