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When stopping warfarin do you have to do anything or can you just stop and starting eating more vit k?

When stopping warfarin do you have to do anything or can you just stop and starting eating more vit k?

Can just stop: Normally, patients are instructed to just stop. The effects of Coumadin (warfarin) then "wash out" of the system over about 4 days or so restoring normal blood clotting in most patients. If quick reversal is necessary for a surgery or significant bleeding vitamin k (oral or iv) can be used. Special precautions are used in individuals at high risk for clotting who should not be blood thinners. ...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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How long should I wait to get pregnant after stopping warfarin use?

How long should I wait to get pregnant after stopping warfarin use?

Immediately: you don't have to wait it only lasts FOR A WEAK BUT no no long term effects on baby after stopping. ...Read more

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6 months post dvt.Ultra sound good.Stopping Coumadin (warfarin) and in two weeks blood test for fact v ect.Wear 30-40 comp hose still. What should I be doing now?

6 months post dvt.Ultra sound good.Stopping Coumadin (warfarin) and in two weeks blood test for fact v ect.Wear 30-40 comp hose still. What should I be doing now?

Keep compression: Venous disease is lifetime and if you have factor v clotting disorder besides... You should keep wearing medical compression stockings. There are lots of new fashion colors, styles, etc in knee, thigh, panty and leggings: see vendors for choices and www.Allaboutcompression.Com/ for colors walk everyday, elevate legs when you can, calf muscle pumping, vein care doctor. ...Read more

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How long after you stop taking warfarin does it stay in your system?

How long after you stop taking warfarin does it stay in your system?

3 days...: Warfarin inhibits the liver production of certain clotting factors. These have variable "half-lives" or life span. For all of them to be regenerated generally takes about three days. ...Read more

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How long does it generally take for warfarin to leave the body once you stop taking it?

How long does it generally take for warfarin to leave the body once you stop taking it?

Warfarin: The duration of time it takes for warfarin to be eliminated from your body depends on a few factors. It depends on the dose that you were previously taking, it depends on the pro time level at the time that you stop warfarin, and it depends on how much vitamin k is in your diet. That being said, usually we estimate 5 to 7 days for reduction of the effect of warfarin down to a level of baseline. ...Read more

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How do you stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

How do you stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

Local pressure: Apply local pressure - there are cotton wraps called webril keep them at home they cost $2 at drug stores or job lot. Wrap with them once or twice and apply ace wrap not very tight for few hours this should stop the bleed - if this is fingers hold pressure. ...Read more

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Best way to stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

Quik Clot or Vit. K.: A small cut can be treated with direct pressure or quik clot. A large cut may require reversal of the Coumadin (warfarin) with fresh frozen plasma or vitamin k. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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