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I have Afib. I read that 1 out of 3 people with Afib will have a stroke. Is that true even if I'm treated with Warfarin and rhythm medications?
Atrial fib & stroke: There are a few guidelines that can be used to estimate the risk of stroke in a patient with atrial fibrillation. One of the best is the "CHA2DS2-VASc" score. If the risk of stroke is high, anticoagulation with warfarin or one of the newer oral anticoagulant meds is usually advised. Antiarrhythmic drugs may reduce episodes of atrial fibrillation, but won't eliminate the risk of stroke. ...Read more
Premature ejaculate?: I assume you mean that you ejaculate too quickly and would like to extend the time you spend in intercourse. You could try masturbating before sex with your partner, wearing a condom, or there are several otc products that contain a local anesthetic in cream to numb the penis so that you do not ejaculate quite as rapidly. As a last resort there is a medication called depoxitine. ...Read more
Avoid NSAIDs : Warfarin is a blood thinner, so you would want to avoid other medications that thin the blood; the most common of which are NSAIDs. Steroids and colchicine are the two most commonly used for an acute gout attack that are relatively safe to use with warfarin. Your doctor would still need to follow your inr closely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on xeralto for a while now, but I work overseas and I ran out of my medication and can't get more for 1 week. Can I take plavix or warfarin?
Low mol wt heparin: Warfarin takes days to start working and you need to be on heparin before taking warfarin. Plavix is not a likely replacement for xeralto. Please consult a local doctor to get low molecular weight heparin that can be injected subcutaneously to prevent thrombus formation. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.webmd.com/dvt/low-molecular-weight-heparins-for-deep-vein-thrombosis ...Read more
If you have had only one atrial fibrilation episode and are on coumadin, (warfarin) when can you stop this medication?
Depends: That is a tough question and a matter of opinion. Whether you need Coumadin (warfarin) in the first place depends on the chad score (how many risk factors you have). If the afib was related to a temporary situation, such as surgery, it is more likely that the Coumadin (warfarin) can be stopped. Exactly when, is partly a matter of opinion. The longer you go without recurrence, the more likely it is safe to stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take black raspberry with/without food? Does it interact with other medicines e.g. Warfarin and should you allow time after taking medication?
How many days after starting a fast should I stop all medications? Meds like warfarin, asprin, lisinopril. Ive heard day three. Im on a two week fast.
Fast: Why the fast? Have this discussion with your doc, it may be a bad idea to stop your Meds. ...Read more
I have mthfr mutation and im currently on warfarin (2 of 5mg pills /day) and folic acid (1 pill) , are those the right medications?
Very athletic 66 yo male on atenolol and coumadin (warfarin). Developed painful raynauds in left index even in mild temps. Is medication the cause?
Would i be eligible for ultrasonic liposuction with the medication i'm taking? I am a woman in my 40's. I am no longer taking warfarin, but I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and i would like fat removed from my butt
Maybe...: You will need to make sure that you are medically fit to proceed with elective surgery. Also, you will need to make sure that you are off all blood thinners. The doctors who know you best will be able to evaluate your situation and provide you with recommendations based on safety first. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Age 72 and on blood pressure medication and now warfarin is a reading on a monitor 112/78 heart rate 78 ok?
Does any of these medications cause frequent urination. Transdone citalpram ambiem warfarin morphine wellbutrin (bupropion)?
Does Coumadin (warfarin) make you extremely fatigued? Is there a medication that is a blood thinner but you don't need an INR check?
Rivaroxaban.: Coumadin (warfarin) does not make you extremely fatigued unless you're anemic from occult bleeding because of a supratherapeutic (i.e., really high) inr. Make sure you stay on top of your inr and, if you're feeling really fatigued, to have your hemoglobin/hematocrit (which is your blood count) checked. Rivaroxaban is a blood thinner that doesn't require monitoring. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
I have a pacemaker due to afib. My medication is solatol and warfarin. Is this a correct combination? I have never had high blood pressure.
My 9 month old son is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of his giant coronary aneurysm, what's the side effects of this medications?
I've been on Coumadin (warfarin) (warafin) for 5 weeks. I will continue it for another 5 months. Anyone know if i can be on diet while taking this drug?
Yes. : Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly, and get your inr to the desired level no matter the kind of diet you have. ...Read more
Can u tell me which group of medicines fluxetine warfarin insulin and chlorphenamine are and give drug names?
Fluoxetine: Fluoxetine (known as Prozac brand name) is an antidepressant anti anxiety medication. Insulin (known as Humalog, Novolog, Apidra, Lantus, (insulin glargine) Levenir) is a hormone for the control of diabetes. Warfarin (known as Coumadin, Jantoven) is an anticoagulant Vitamin K antagonist. Chlorfenamine (known as Piriton) is an antihistamine. ...Read more
I am taking apixaban ( 3 mths ) for AF ( changed from Warfarin ) - both 'scary' drugs. Your views please on Vit E Quinone 2 as alternative?
I'm on Coumadin (warfarin) and have extremes fatigue. Is the new drug xarelto effective? Is it more dangerous the coumadin (warfarin). I have to be on it for pes
Fit 65 yo male on Coumadin (warfarin) & atenolol. Developed waking ED even with self stim. Nightly I have multiple erections why? Would ED drugs help?
Psychogenic, Usually: Couple of possibilities. The most likely is stress or other psychogenic cause - the nighttime erections eliminate obstructive anatomic problems. The other is suppression by atenolol; night erections occur as the drug wears off. Either way, it's likely that a pde5 drug like viagra (sildenafil) or (much better in my opinion) Cialis will help. Even in psychogenic cases of ed, marked improvement in studies. ...Read more
Yes.: There are some patients for whom Coumadin (warfarin) does not adequately anticoagulate (thin the blood), and thus these patients may require alternative medications. Discuss with a hematologist to gain a better understanding as to what options exist. Sometimes this is an indication for placement of a filter device to catch a DVT from becoming a fatal pulmonary embolism (pe). ...Read more
My wife got a clot below the knee while taking warfarin, between 6 and 7 tablets a day. Is that a normal side effect of the drug?
What drug is superior pradaxa or warfarin? I have two metal bare stents and a history of atrial defibrillation.
Depends: Both are anticoagulants, and are used for prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation. Bare metal stents are better treated with Aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel). Between Pradaxa and warfarin, both are effective, with Pradaxa requiring no monitoring, but warfarin much less expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What vitamin can I take while on Coumadin (warfarin) my body trembles alot. Is this because of constant blood being drawn from me. I don't smoke drink or do drugs?
I take curcumin 10 g/day with flax seed oil and warfarin 9 mg.Inr nr. Between 2 - 6.5 .Can i keep using them?Drugs+complementary therapy
Please explain how warfarin contributes to arterial calcification, despite great lipid profile, in patient who has taken drug for 27 years.
Some articles: I hope these studies help: http://goo.Gl/vnjyg http://goo.Gl/xwwh3 http://goo.Gl/yymu8 there are others, but i hope these help. Would be difficult to explain in this limited space. ...Read more
My mom is on Coumadin (warfarin) and wants to start the hCG diet. Is there a drug reaction between the two? Not asking about the diet but the interactions only.
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