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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
No: Shouldn't.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would stopping my Coumadin (warfarin) give me a stroke? I am 78, and have multiple myeloma (untreatable), with copd.
No: Not to my knowledge.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer