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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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Dr. Ted King
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Coumadin (Definition)

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 ...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 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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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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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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