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What are the risks of quitting coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the risks of quitting coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin) : We don't use this drug without serious reason for it. Stopping it can risk the patients life if stopping is inappropriate. Should discuss with the treating doctor to understand the situation. ...Read more

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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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Can i take with warfarin?

Can i take with warfarin?

More information?: As dr. Ho said, more information is needed before anyone can answer your question. ...Read more

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What is warfarin used for?

What is warfarin used for?

Blood thinner : It is a blood thinner used in many situations. ...Read more

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Is shaving safe on warfarin?

Is shaving safe on warfarin?

Probably: You need to be careful as it will take longer for the nicks to stop oozing. Many people switch to electric razors for this reason. ...Read more

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When taking warfarin can I exercise?

When taking warfarin can I exercise?

Yes: I would avoid contact sports or high risk activities that could result in a fall or injury. ...Read more

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How long does it take warfarin to work?

How long does it take warfarin to work?

At least a few days: It can take up to 5 or more days for the medication to reach therapeutic effect. Sensitivity to the medication is based on genetic factors, as well as interaction with diet and other medications. Other newer anticoagulants may work within hours. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more