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What is the definition or description of: Coumadin (warfarin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Coumadin (warfarin) allergy?

Coumadin allergy: Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner medication.
Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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On warfarin. Looking for the pollen allergy product that does not interact with warfarin. Thank you?

On warfarin. Looking for the pollen allergy product that does not interact with warfarin. 
Thank you?

Any: I am not aware of any anti-allergy products having interaction with warfarin. Use whatever works for you but nasal steroid will likely be your best bet. ...Read more

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44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

Need good ultrasound study and a cardiac echo: Was there a reason found for the stroke? A clot in the leg may travel to the lung, but should not normally be able to get to the brain. The most likely reason it did is a defect in the heart. An echocardiogram will help sort the heart out, and can guide a repair. A good ultrasound of the legs is necessary to see if there is a recurrent clot. If not, another consideration is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome — failure o the valves in the leg veins from scarring after DVT. Patients with DVT need to wear compression hose daily for at least 2 yrs after DVT to minimize the risk of PTS. ...Read more

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Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

No: It is a medication that helps prevent blood from clotting in a way that is dangerous to the patient. It needs to be closely monitored with lab tests to be effective but is in no way addictive. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine can I take for a bad cold that would work with Coumadin (warfarin) and insulin?

What over-the-counter medicine can I take for a bad cold that would work with Coumadin (warfarin) and insulin?

Antihistamines&tylen: Anti-histamines, such as benadryl, and tylenol (acetaminophen) are available over the counter and can help symptoms of a cold. They are not always successful. These medication won't interfere with Coumadin or insulin. ...Read more

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Fit 65 yo male on Coumadin (warfarin) & atenolol. Developed waking ED even with self stim. Nightly I have multiple erections why? Would ED drugs help?

Fit 65 yo male on Coumadin (warfarin) & atenolol.  Developed waking ED even with self stim.  Nightly I have multiple erections why?  Would ED drugs help?

Psychogenic, Usually: Couple of possibilities. The most likely is stress or other psychogenic cause — the nighttime erections eliminate obstructive anatomic problems. The other is suppression by atenolol; night erections occur as the drug wears off. Either way, it's likely that a pde5 drug like viagra (sildenafil) or (much better in my opinion) Cialis will help. Even in psychogenic cases of ed, marked improvement in studies. ...Read more

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Might somebody have another blood clot while taking the drug coumadin (warfarin)?

Might somebody have another blood clot while taking the drug coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes.: There are some patients for whom Coumadin (warfarin) does not adequately anticoagulate (thin the blood), and thus these patients may require alternative medications. Discuss with a hematologist to gain a better understanding as to what options exist. Sometimes this is an indication for placement of a filter device to catch a DVT from becoming a fatal pulmonary embolism (pe). ...Read more

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I'm on Coumadin (warfarin) and have extremes fatigue. Is the new drug xarelto effective? Is it more dangerous the coumadin (warfarin). I have to be on it for pes

I'm on Coumadin (warfarin) and have extremes fatigue. Is the new drug xarelto effective? Is it more dangerous the coumadin (warfarin). I have to be on it for pes

Coumadin (warfarin): Probably not related to your fatigue. Xarelto is not particularly dangerous. It does not require blood tests for monitoring. ...Read more

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Are there cold medicines that are ok to take when you are on coumadin (warfarin)?

Are there cold medicines that are ok to take when you are on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes...: Yes but they are also pretty useless most of the time. If you are taking coumadin, (warfarin) you're underlying condition may make you more susceptible to infections, so check with your doctor if you need anything more than a "cold" med. ...Read more

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I've been on Coumadin (warfarin) (warafin) for 5 weeks. I will continue it for another 5 months. Anyone know if I can be on diet while taking this drug?

I've been on Coumadin (warfarin) (warafin) for 5 weeks. I will continue it for another 5 months. Anyone know if I can be on diet while taking this drug?

Yes. : Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly, and get your inr to the desired level no matter the kind of diet you have. ...Read more

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What vitamin can I take while on Coumadin (warfarin) my body trembles alot. Is this because of constant blood being drawn from me. I don't smoke drink or do drugs?

What vitamin can I take while on Coumadin (warfarin) my body trembles alot. Is this because of constant blood being drawn from me. I don't smoke drink or do drugs?

Vitamins: There are multivitamins without vitamin k in the market that you can take. Just make sure there is no vitamin k in them. For trembling please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) for my dvt. I don't want 2 take norcotic drug is there an option, it's now 7wks n my right leg still swollen, pain is now less?

Hi, I'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) for my dvt. I don't want 2 take norcotic drug is there an option, it's now 7wks n my right leg still swollen, pain is now less?

Using compression?: It is essential that compression stockings be worn after a dvt. They help the swelling and pain. More important, they cut your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome--a complication you don't want to have. You need to use knee-high compression stockings, 30-40 mm hg, daily for at least two years after your dvt. ...Read more

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What can thin blood aside from prescription medicine? My husband has a clotting disorder that drs can't diagnose. They have tested for all the factors, sickle cell, etc... No diagnosis. He was on Coumadin (25 mgs/day) & his level went from .9 to 1.

What can thin blood aside from prescription medicine?  My husband has a clotting disorder that drs can't diagnose.  They have tested for all the factors, sickle cell, etc... No diagnosis.  He was on Coumadin (25 mgs/day) & his level went from .9 to 1.

Difficult issue: A dose of 25 mg of Coumadin (warfarin) is way more than what is effective in most people. It is not uncommon to not be able to find the cause of clotting disorders. There are other anti-cogulants on the market, however given the difficulty in managing your husband's clotting disorder, he may require evaluation and management by a hematologist specializing in coagulation disorders. ...Read more

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How does Coumadin (warfarin) effect you?

How does Coumadin (warfarin) effect you?

Coumadin (warfarin): Coumadin (warfarin) is an anti-coagulant which means the drug inhibits the natural system of the body to clot. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Your doctor: Will ask you to be consistent in the intake of vitamin k rich foods ie green leafy vegetables. This will allow consistent regulation of the coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What is the typical dose of coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin) dose: The usual dose of Coumadin (warfarin) is that which maintains your INR reading within therapeutic range which is INR 2.0 to INR 2.5.
The dose to achieve this is commonly 2.5 mg to 5 mg and is dependent on many variables, therefore the INR test is standard and necessary. ...Read more

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Are there foods to avoid when taking warfarin/coumadin?

Are there foods to avoid when taking warfarin/coumadin?

Greens and such!: If you are on coumadin/warfarin, you should avoid foods high in vitamin k. If you eat set amounts of these foods on a daily basis, you shold inform the person managing your coumadin. Adjustments in your dosing will be made. You should either avoid them or maintain a steady state of the foods you eat. This is a very serious drug with complications and you must compy with care very closely. ...Read more

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Foods that are safe to eat while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Foods that are safe to eat while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Avoid....: Herbs, dark leafy greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus, cabbage and pickles all contain high amounts of vitamin k. These foods need to be eaten sparingly if you are on coumadin (warfarin). To keep your pt/inr level stable, you need to have a consistent intake of vitamin k. ...Read more

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Will I need to worry if took too much coumadin (warfarin).?

Will I need to worry if took too much coumadin (warfarin).?

Depends: If a lot yes
if a single extra pill by accident just delay next dose and do your usual inr followup. ...Read more

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Zinc interfere with coumadin (warfarin)?

Zinc interfere with coumadin (warfarin)?

No: There are no interactions that I am aware of. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is 7mg a high dose for coumadin (warfarin)?

Is 7mg a high dose for coumadin (warfarin)?

Not Really: Some patients require higher dose as hepatic metabolism is variable. Also, intake of vitamin k containing food will impact Coumadin (warfarin) dose. ...Read more

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Can I use alegra d if I'm in coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I use alegra d if I'm in coumadin (warfarin)?

AllegraD / warfarin : I can find no warnings in the epocrates database for either fexfenadine or pseudoephedrine, the two ingredients in Allegra (fexofenadine) d regarding interactions with warfarin (coumadin). But just to be sure, check with your pharmacist and your cardiologist. If you are taking Coumadin for a heart condition, your doctor might prefer you take plain allegra (fexofenadine). The d part, sudafed, is a cardiac stimulant. ...Read more

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Do you have to be weaned off coumadin (warfarin)?

No: Depending on why you're on it? But no it does not have to be weaned. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleeding: Coumadin (warfarin) is a potent blood thinner si most common & dangerous side effect is bleeding which is why INR levels must be closely monitored. Increased bruising is often seen & expected. ...Read more

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Can I do fillers while I am on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I do fillers while I am on coumadin (warfarin)?

Not advisable: Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner and so if you are taking this medicine, any invasive procedure, even fillers, have an increased risk of bleeding and bruising. Furthermore, the face is the most vascular area in the body so the chances of these complications are heightened. I would recommend waiting. ...Read more

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How effective is warfarin (Coumadin) for treating stroke?

How effective is warfarin (Coumadin) for treating stroke?

Depends on the type: Coumadin (warfarin) is effective in preventing stroke from blood clots that originate in the heart. These can be from atrial fibrillation, clot on a heart valve, or from a damaged left ventricle. T he knew anticoagulants (Eliquis, Pradaxa) are also effective in treating atrial fibrillation that is not assoicated with a valve problem. Coumadin (warfarin) is not recommended for strokes from carotid artery disease. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) (warmirin)?

What are the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) (warmirin)?

Bleeding: Warfarin or Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner which is generally safe when closely monitored but most significant side effect would be increased bleeding. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of warfarin(coumadin)?

I was wondering what are the side effects of warfarin(coumadin)?

Coumadin (warfarin): Look at this:

http://seniorhealth. About. Com/od/medicationprofiles/p/coumadin. Htm.

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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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Coumadin (Definition)

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