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Use Of Coumadin And Remicade
I am on warfarin and getting remicade (infliximab) infusions every 6 weeks. How will the remicade (infliximab) affect my inr?
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?
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
Yes: The fact is, you can eat just about anything you just have to be careful to try to keep your vitamin k intake consistent from day to day. In other words, don't eat a huge baby spinach salad today and tomorrow and nothing with vitamin k the next. ...Read more
High risk: Coumadin is a category x which means that it is clear it causes problems. This includes central nervous system defects, spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, prematurity, hemorrhage, and ocular defects when given anytime during pregnancy, and a fetal warfarin syndrome when given during the first trimester. Fetal warfarin syndrome involves facial abnormalities and bone problems. ...Read more
Probably Not: There is not much data supporting the safety of Remicade (infliximab) use during pregnancy. There are concerns about immunosupression and possibly congenital malformations of the baby. Fortunately some autoimmune diseases such as RA become less active during pregnancy and often do not require medications during pregnancy. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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