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Is Warfarin A Blood Thinner
Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) is routinely used as a chronic blood thinner. It works by inhibiting several coagulation factors (factors ii, vii, ix, and x) as well as anticoagulating factors (proteins c and s). Patients are typically "bridged" to Coumadin with another blood thinner like heparin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
What is good for nose bleeds a humidifier or vaporizer. Imy ENT recommended humidifier or vaporizer. No i don' t take Coumadin (warfarin) or blood thinners?
Sounds like: You have 2 viable options courtesy of your ENT already. ...Read more
Any risks to wearing jewelry with magnetic closures when taking Coumadin (warfarin) or a blood thinner?
Coumadin (warfarin): no direct risk from magnetic closure on jewelry ...Read more
Vitamin K antagonist: In medical school, we memorized clotting cascade. Warfarin works by blocking (formation of) vitamin K dependent factors (http://goo.gl/LP1DwM). Therefore, the more vitamin K rich foods eg dark leafy greens that you consume, the greater the dose of warfarin that you'll need. That's why it's also important to eat same am't daily (or none at all) to keep blood thinness just right (as measured by INR) ...Read more
Can I get a tattoo after a mechanical mitral valve replacement and now on Coumadin (warfarin) (blood thinners)?
No: You should be on antibiotics in advance to minimize chance of infection. You also are going to bleed because of the coumadin (warfarin). I doubt your cardiologist will stop Coumadin (warfarin) for a tattoo.If you decide to do this there may be bleeding in the skin which will affect the appearance of the tattoo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the dangers in taking a blood thinner like warfarin and depression medicane like zoloft (sertraline)?
I take Coumadin (warfarin) and my gums are bleeding a little could this be caused by the blood thinner and what should I do?
Does Coumadin (warfarin) make you extremely fatigued? Is there a medication that is a blood thinner but you don't need an INR check?
Rivaroxaban.: Coumadin (warfarin) does not make you extremely fatigued unless you're anemic from occult bleeding because of a supratherapeutic (i.e., really high) inr. Make sure you stay on top of your inr and, if you're feeling really fatigued, to have your hemoglobin/hematocrit (which is your blood count) checked. Rivaroxaban is a blood thinner that doesn't require monitoring. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more
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