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What are the most common symptoms of warfarin overdose?

What are the most common symptoms of 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

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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What is the treatment for warfarin overdose?

What is the treatment for warfarin overdose?

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

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What is the anecdote after a Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

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

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

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

Coumadin OD: Coumadin (warfarin) overdose symptoms may include blood in stool or blood, black & tarry bowel movements, ^'ed menstrual bleeding, ^'ed bruising & petechiae. See: http://www. Rxlist. Com/coumadin-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

What is the treatment for Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

Plasma, vitamin K: Vitamin k can be used if there is a high inr, but no major bleeding. If there is concern for bleeding, plasma can be given to replenish the clotting factors that Coumadin (warfarin) inhibits. ...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...: ...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

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Is Warfarin the only medicine for PE and how long will I have to be on it? Hx of cancer

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

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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 is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

Blood thinner: Bloid thinner that inhibits clotting by interfering with vitamin k. ...Read more

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I read that there are alternative drugs to warfarin? What are they?

I read that there are alternative drugs to warfarin? What are they?

FDA approved: Dabigatran (Pradaxa), Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), and Apixaban (Eliquis). There are more in the pipeline too! ...Read more

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What cold medicine can you take with warfarin?

What cold medicine can you take with warfarin?

Talk with MD: Avoid ones that contain Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) can increase inr) but talk with your doctor. ...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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Can an overdose caused by taking to much Coumadin (warfarin) cause some kidney damage?

Can an overdose caused by taking to much Coumadin (warfarin) cause some kidney damage?

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

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Can u tell me which group of medicines fluxetine warfarin insulin and chlorphenamine are and give drug names?

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

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I am taking apixaban (3 mths) for AF (changed from Warfarin) - both 'scary' drugs. Your views please on Vit E Quinone 2 as alternative?

I am taking apixaban (3 mths) for AF (changed from Warfarin) - both 'scary' drugs. Your views please on Vit E Quinone 2 as alternative?

Data: There is good data showing the benefit of apixaban and warfarin in AF. Vit E lacks that kind of data and can't be considered an evidence based alternative. All medications have risk associated. Discussion with your Doc is appropriate. ...Read more

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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?

Week: Depends on the reads on you take warfarin. If it is nor for mechanical valve you can ask to be changed to the newer anticoagulants like xaralto, /pradaxa/variety ...Read more

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How long does the effect of warfarin stay in your system once you get off of the medicine?

How long does the effect of warfarin stay in your system once you get off of the medicine?

2 to 7 days: Wafarin response is very variable. Typically, within 2 to 3 days there is a significant reductiion in the effect and within about 5 days anticoagulation effect has largely resolved. There are antidotes available and diet will have an impact. ...Read more

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Can you recommend an anti inflamatory drug or ointment that is safe to use if you are taking warfarin?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Narcotics can be used for severe situation.
The non steroidal s have more interactions
patches- fentanyl may be useful.
Talk to your doc or pharmacist to review entire list of meds/ prescribed or over the counters! ...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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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?

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?

Not much: Problems with it. The regular fruit has several advantages: tastes better. More fiber. Better quality control--you know what is in it. The active components, fiber, juice, and black (phytopigment) do not have problems or interactions. Beats cookies and ice cream. ...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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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?

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

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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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Can vitamin E overdose increases anticoagulant activity of warfarin?

Can vitamin E overdose increases anticoagulant activity of warfarin?

YEs it can: Vitamin e has been shown to have anticoagulation effects. If you are taking warfarin and vitamin e, you should make sure your physician is aware. Remember- just because its a vitamin doesn't mean it has no downside. ...Read more

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What drug is superior pradaxa or warfarin? I have two metal bare stents and a history of atrial defibrillation.

What drug is superior pradaxa or warfarin? I have two metal bare stents and a history of atrial defibrillation.

Depends: Both are anticoagulants, and are used for prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation. Bare metal stents are better treated with Aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel). Between Pradaxa and warfarin, both are effective, with Pradaxa requiring no monitoring, but warfarin much less expensive. ...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?

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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I take curcumin 10 g/day with flax seed oil and warfarin 9 mg. Inr nr. Between 2 - 6.5. Can I keep using them? Drugs+complementary therapy

I take curcumin 10 g/day with flax seed oil and warfarin 9 mg. Inr nr. Between 2 - 6.5. Can I keep using them? Drugs+complementary therapy

Curcumin and flax: I take both myself. Check with your doc that manages your inr. They can thin your blood somewhat, and your managing doc needs to say ok. ...Read more

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