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Please describe the medication: warfarin?

Please describe the medication: warfarin?

Blood Thinner: Warfarin is an oral medicine that reduces the vit k dependent clotting factors in blood. This slows down the clotting cascade and reduces the formation of blood clotts. ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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Please describe the medication: coumadin (warfarin)?

Please describe the medication: coumadin (warfarin)?

Anticoagulant: Coumadin also called as warfarin is a medication commonly used to prevent blood from clotting. It requires monitoring of inr (international normalized ratio) to make sure that dose is adequate for patient and disease entity it is prescribed for. ...Read more

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Any medication to last long in bed for sex i'm on warfarin?

Any medication to last long in bed for sex i'm on warfarin?

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

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What gout medications can be taken with warfarin?

What gout medications can be taken with warfarin?

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 more

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On warfarin, what are suitable cold/Flue medication that I can take? Thanks

On warfarin, what are suitable cold/Flue medication that I can take? Thanks

Over the counter,: avoid medications with aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen). You should be able to use acetaminophen. Many flu/cold drugs contain antihistamines and/or decongestants, which are probably okay. ...Read more

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I would like to know what over the counter flu medication I can use when on warfarin?

I would like to know what over the counter flu medication I can use when on warfarin?

You can use Efferflu: You can use Efferflu C.But remember over the counter drying up agents has risk of overly drying secretions and inducing or causing secondary bacterial infections. Ideally do not use for longer than 24 hours.
This particular one might make you drowsy.
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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

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Which Tight chest medication is safe to use along with Warfarin?

Which Tight chest medication is safe to use along with Warfarin?

Mgt.: The name of the medication is needed, but Albuterol may be used at the same time.
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If you have had only one atrial fibrilation episode and are on coumadin, (warfarin) when can you stop this medication?

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 more

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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?

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?

Not much: problems with it. The regular fruit has several advantages: tastes better. More fiber. Better quality control--you know what is in it. The active components, fiber, juice, and black (phytopigment) do not have problems or interactions. Beats cookies and ice cream. ...Read more

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Very athletic 66 yo male on atenolol and coumadin (warfarin). Developed painful raynauds in left index even in mild temps. Is medication the cause?

Very athletic 66 yo male on atenolol and coumadin (warfarin). Developed  painful raynauds in left index even in mild temps. Is medication the cause?

Yes: Beta blockers of which atenolol is one can certainly make it worse. This is a known phenomenon. Calcium channel blockers (diltiazem, amlodipine) would be better options depending on what you need it for. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Age 72 and on blood pressure medication and now warfarin is a reading on a monitor 112/78 heart rate 78 ok?

Age 72 and on blood pressure medication and now warfarin is a reading on a monitor 112/78 heart rate 78 ok?

Yes: Those vital signs look fine. Bp on the lower side so if feeling lightheaded, discuss blood-pressure medications with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does Coumadin (warfarin) make you extremely fatigued? Is there a medication that is a blood thinner but you don't need an INR check?

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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

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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.

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.

Depends: This certainly sounds like a reasonable medical regimen for someone with atrial fibrillation in whom the physician and the patient are working towards keeping your rhythm normal. However to know for sure, more information is really required. ...Read more

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I read that there are alternative drugs to warfarin? What are they?

I read that there are alternative drugs to warfarin? What are they?

FDA approved: Dabigatran (Pradaxa), Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), and Apixaban (Eliquis). There are more in the pipeline too! ...Read more

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Can you recommend an anti inflamatory drug or ointment that is safe to use if you are taking warfarin?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Narcotics can be used for severe situation. The non steroidal s have more interactions patches- fentanyl may be useful. Talk to your doc or pharmacist to review entire list of meds/ prescribed or over the counters! ...Read more

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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?

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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

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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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What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

Blood thinner: Bloid thinner that inhibits clotting by interfering with vitamin k. ...Read more

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Can u tell me which group of medicines fluxetine warfarin insulin and chlorphenamine are and give drug names?

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

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I am taking apixaban ( 3 mths ) for AF ( changed from Warfarin ) - both 'scary' drugs. Your views please on Vit E Quinone 2 as alternative?

Data: there is good data showing the benefit of apixaban and warfarin in AF. Vit E lacks that kind of data and can't be considered an evidence based alternative. All medications have risk associated. Discussion with your Doc is appropriate. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Might somebody have another blood clot while taking the drug coumadin (warfarin)?

Might somebody have another blood clot while taking the drug coumadin (warfarin)?

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

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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?

No: As warfarin is intended to prevent clots, you should go with your wife to discuss with her doctor if there are issues with the warfarin regimen or if your wife may have an increased risk for clots. ...Read more

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What drug is superior pradaxa or warfarin? I have two metal bare stents and a history of atrial defibrillation.

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 more

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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?

Vitamins: There are multivitamins without vitamin k in the market that you can take. Just make sure there is no vitamin k in them. For trembling please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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

Curcumin and flax: I take both myself. Check with your doc that manages your inr. They can thin your blood somewhat, and your managing doc needs to say ok. ...Read more

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Please explain how warfarin contributes to arterial calcification, despite great lipid profile, in patient who has taken drug for 27 years.

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

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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more