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Medicine For Warfarin Overdose
Bleeding every were: The most important effect of a Coumadin (warfarin) overdose is bleeding. Include obvious bleeding, such as vomiting of blood, nosebleeds, or bright red blood in the stool, or bleeding that is less obvious, such as internal bleeding. Signs of an overdose might include: easy bruising cuts or scrapes that are slow to stop bleeding signs of gastrointestinal bleeding, such as: black, tarry stools bright red blood. ...Read more
Bleeding: Warfarin thins your blood and causes bleeding. ...Read more
Vitamin K: Warfarin (coumadin (warfarin)) works against vitamin k to make your blood clot less easily. Taking vitamin k reverses the effect of the coumadin (warfarin). That is one of the reasons why you have to be careful eating dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach, when you take coumadin (warfarin). Spinach, kale, etc., all contain vitamin k and reduce the effect of coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more
Vitamin K: Coumadin (warfarin) works against vitamin k to make your blood clot less easily. Taking vitamin k reverses the effect of the coumadin (warfarin). That is one of the reasons why you have to be careful eating dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach, when you take coumadin (warfarin). Spinach, kale, etc., all contain vitamin k and reduce the effect of coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more
Yes...: ...But they are also pretty useless most of the time. If you are taking coumadin, (warfarin) your 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
Warfarin: There are other meds but you should discuss this with your medical doctor and if applicable your oncologist to determine if this treatment is for a fixed time or lifelong ...Read more
Blood thinner: Bloid thinner that inhibits clotting by interfering with vitamin k. ...Read more
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
Rarely: The biggest problem with an overdose of Coumadin (warfarin) is the blood being too thin and you being at high risk for bleeding. There are a few cases (rarely) where patients have had hemorrhage (bleeding) in their kidneys from high Coumadin (warfarin) levels causing kidney damage. ...Read more
Can u tell me which group of medicines fluxetine warfarin insulin and chlorphenamine are and give drug names?
Fluoxetine: Fluoxetine (known as Prozac brand name) is an antidepressant anti anxiety medication. Insulin (known as Humalog, Novolog, Apidra, Lantus, (insulin glargine) Levenir) is a hormone for the control of diabetes. Warfarin (known as Coumadin, Jantoven) is an anticoagulant Vitamin K antagonist. Chlorfenamine (known as Piriton) is an antihistamine. ...Read more
I am taking apixaban (3 mths) for AF (changed from Warfarin) - both 'scary' drugs. Your views please on Vit E Quinone 2 as alternative?
What over-the-counter medicine can I take for a bad cold that would work with Coumadin (warfarin) and insulin?
Can you take black raspberry with/without food? Does it interact with other medicines e.g. Warfarin and should you allow time after taking medication?
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
What are the dangers in taking a blood thinner like warfarin and depression medicane like zoloft (sertraline)?
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
My wife got a clot below the knee while taking warfarin, between 6 and 7 tablets a day. Is that a normal side effect of the drug?
No: As warfarin is intended to prevent clots, you should go with your wife to discuss with her doctor if there are issues with the warfarin regimen or if your wife may have an increased risk for clots. ...Read more
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