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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?
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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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