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Doctor insights on: Use Of Coumadin And Remicade

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Could caffeine affect Coumadin (warfarin)?

Could caffeine affect Coumadin (warfarin)?

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

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Can I take Coumadin (warfarin) and adderrall?

Can I take Coumadin (warfarin) and adderrall?

Should not be a: Problem. Make sure your physician knows about all the medications you are taking including "natural" supplements.

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Can I drink coffee while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I drink coffee while on coumadin (warfarin)?

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.

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What is risk of Coumadin (warfarin) if pregnant?

What is risk of Coumadin (warfarin) if pregnant?

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.

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Probiotics and coumadin, (warfarin) okay to take?

Probiotics and coumadin, (warfarin) okay to take?

Yes, but: The probiotics can affect your prothrombin time/inr so be sure to get your blood checked regularly and don't miss appointments! The dose can be adjusted to accommodate your use of probiotics as long as you're consistent in their use.

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Is it safe to drink while on coumadin (warfarin)?

In moderation: Do not drink until you "fall down." that is a really bad idea on blood thinners.

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What diet pills work well with coumadin (warfarin)?

What diet pills work well with coumadin (warfarin)?

None: I agree with dr. Villaplana. Diet pills are a bad idea, rarely have a prolonged effect, can cause serious side effects, and can have an effect on the how Coumadin (warfarin) works. Better to steer clear.

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