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I am on warfarin and getting remicade (infliximab) infusions every 6 weeks. How will the remicade (infliximab) affect my inr?

I am on warfarin and getting remicade (infliximab) infusions every 6 weeks. How will the remicade (infliximab) affect my inr?

May lower it : Remicade (infliximab) might cause the warfarin to be less effective. The inr might decrease during therapy. Remicade (infliximab) alters liver function which in turn changes your response to the warfarin. ...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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My INR is 3.3. I accidentally took a double dose of Coumadin today, i.e. an extra 10mg. I have been taking 10mg every day except 5mg one day each week?

My INR is 3.3. I accidentally took a double dose of Coumadin today, i.e. an extra 10mg. I have been taking 10mg every day except 5mg one day each week?

See MD: See the MD prescribing your Coumadin to make some adjustments over the next couple of days. Also ask about switching to a novel anticoagulant that does not require monitoring and has less risk of bleeding. Rest and no vigorous activities that may cause bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is remicade(infliximab) for?

What is remicade(infliximab) for?

FDA approved for....: Used to treat crohn's disease, ra, spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis. It is used for other problems, but these are the fda approved indications. ...Read more

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What is coumadin (warfarin)?

What is coumadin (warfarin)?

An anticoagulant: Used for conditions that cause or predispose someone to abnormal coagulant states such atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves or clots in leg or arm veins as well as during certain sugeries on blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is remicade (infliximab) infusions? What's in it?

What is remicade (infliximab) infusions? What's in it?

See below: It is a tnf inhibitor agent that is used to treat a variety of autoimmune diseases including the ulcerative colitis that you report as having. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of having high levels of coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the dangers of having high levels of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleeding: Excessive bleeding is the danger of too much coumadin (warfarin). Bleeding into the skin can cause bruising and pain. Into muscle can cause a hematoma and stiffness and could lead to a compartment syndrome. Into a joint, can cause swelling, stiffness, and pain. In the stomach and intestines, can anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding black, tarry stools and diarrhea. Into brain can cause a stroke. ...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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Could caffeine affect Coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: Assume all medicines effect coumadin (warfarin) and the INR/ coumadin (warfarin) dose should be adjusted accordingly. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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Infliximab (Definition)

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