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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 am having side effects of warfarin sodium? What do I do?

I am having side effects of warfarin sodium? What do I do?

Change meds: consider switching to newer anticoagulant such as Xarelto or injectable medications. Xarelto is generally well tolerated and does not require blood testing. ...Read more

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If taking warfarin sodium will there be any reaction if I wanted to take a nutrition program to lose weight? Is there an alternative to warfarin

If  taking warfarin sodium will there be any reaction if I wanted to take a nutrition program to lose weight? Is there an alternative to warfarin

Warfarin and dieting: A balanced nutrition program should be fine while on warfarin. There are some foods that can interefer with warfarin. Pradaxa is a newly released medication that is an alternative to warfarin. It is much more expensive and may not be covered by insurance. It can cause GI (intenstinal) side effects. It does not require blood tests which are required to monitor warfarin doses. ...Read more

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Can warfarin sodium cause gum bleeding?

Can warfarin sodium cause gum bleeding?

Yes! See Physician: If your warfarin level becomes too high your gums can bleed, in this case you would be at high risk of hemorrhage, seek medical help inmediately. If your gums are healthy due to regular visits to dentist and good oral home care, then no gum bleeding. ...Read more

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How many mg of warfarin sodium is best for getting a tattoo? I really would like to have a tattoo.

How many mg of warfarin sodium is best for getting a tattoo? I really would like to have a tattoo.

Why do you need ?: Warfarin has specific medical indication for its use , definitely not for tattoos , it is a R X ed medication Its misuse may lead to to lethal out come ( also it is a rat poison also ) Just forget about it taking on your own . speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Whats the maximum dosage of coumadin (warfarin)?

Whats the maximum dosage of coumadin (warfarin)?

Varies: I love dr. Klein's answer: "the dose that works." he is absolutely right. Certain south-east Asian populations have the genetics he mentioned that makes them require higher doses of Coumadin (warfarin) than others the same weight. Generally, smaller people need less than larger, too, but not always. Diet has a lot to do with dosage need. ...Read more

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Does eating avocado & dry oregano affect my Coumadin (warfarin) dosage? My last rnr level was 2.4. Im taking 2.5 mlg everyday except tu & fri (i take 5mlg)

Does eating avocado & dry oregano affect my Coumadin (warfarin) dosage? My last rnr level was 2.4. Im taking 2.5 mlg everyday except tu & fri (i take 5mlg)

Yes, they can: Avacado and oregano both have vitamin k and can alter inr levels. If you take the same amount daily, the Coumadin dose will be adjusted around this. Don't make any sudden diet changes, especially with an artificial heart valve. http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/food-sources-of-vitamin-k.php http://www.Ptinr.Com/warfarin-you/dietary-food-beverage/food-interactions/avocado-and-warfari. ...Read more

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Is 7mg a high dose for coumadin (warfarin)?

Not Really: Some patient require higher dose as hepatic metabolism is variable. Also, intake of vitamin k containing food will impact Coumadin (warfarin) dose. ...Read more

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What diet pill is ok to take while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

What diet pill is ok to take while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Diet pills: Anyone that is on Coumadin (warfarin) need to be aware of the drug drug interactions that occur and you will need to discuss with you doc and have the inr measured more frequently at the beginning. Diet pills only help to get you jump started on your diet. What you need is a change in you eating habits and exercise. ...Read more

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What is the typical dose of coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin) dose: The usual dose of Coumadin (warfarin) is that which maintains your INR reading within therapeutic range which is INR 2.0 to INR 2.5. The dose to achieve this is commonly 2.5 mg to 5 mg and is dependent on many variables, therefore the INR test is standard and necessary. ...Read more

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I accidentally took my Coumadin (warfarin) pill 15 hours apart instead of 24 hours. What should I do and does it affect me in a negative way?

I accidentally took my Coumadin (warfarin) pill 15 hours apart instead of 24 hours. What should I do and does it affect me in a negative way?

Resume regular sched: Most likely this is not a problem if you have been well controlled. I would take your next pill at the regular time and get back on your regular schedule. If any concerns such as bleeding or bruising get yout pt and inr tested. ...Read more

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How does not eating/fasting effect you when taking coumadin/warfarin? Should i take lower dose if planning to fast? I plan on fasting for 72 hours.

How does not eating/fasting effect you when taking coumadin/warfarin? Should i take lower dose if planning to fast? I plan on fasting for 72 hours.

Impossible to say: It would be impossible to say because of the many intricate effects of foods and beverages on coumadin (warfarin). I recommend you let your prescribing doctor know that you are fasting. I am sure your doctor will want you to get your inr checked right after the fast (and maybe before.). ...Read more

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Dose Coumadin (warfarin) help with blood clot i ling?

Anticoagulant: Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that works to block production of some of the building blocks used in blod clotting. It needs to be monitored regularly due to the fact that the levels can very in the body, affected by foods you eat, interactions with other medications, and your own metabolism. ...Read more

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Why would my INR be 1.0 one month and jump to 17 the next month with no change of Coumadin (warfarin) dose?

Why would my INR be 1.0 one month and jump to 17 the next month with no change of Coumadin (warfarin) dose?

17!: If this inr reading is right 17 (seventeen) and not 1.7 you need immediate attention. Medication interaction is the first thing that comes to mind (like antibiotics). ...Read more

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Dose Coumadin (warfarin) have vitamin K in it if so, do u have any sugesstions on what veggies i can eat?

Dose Coumadin (warfarin) have vitamin K in it if so, do u have any sugesstions on what veggies i can eat?

Be constant: There are diff ways to manage vegetables with coumadin (warfarin). I prefer this way: it is safe to eat any green veges, but must eat about the same amount every day. Your dose of Coumadin (warfarin) is adjusted to your diet. This way is safer and gives better results. ...Read more

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Is the weight loss pill "hydroxycut" safe and can it be taken by Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

No and no: I agree with dr. Killian. I wouldn't encourage the use of hydroxycut whether taking Coumadin (warfarin) or otherwise. ...Read more

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Had provoked DVT. On Coumadin (warfarin) for 3 months. Last dose was last night. Told by dr to start baby aspirin daily. Do I start right away or wait a few days?

Start right away: Start right away. Hopefully this will be effective treatment to prevent recurrence for you. Recurrence is most frequent in the first three weeks after discontinuing anticoagulation so don't delay your ASA and monitor yourself for pain, swelling or changes in the affected leg. ...Read more

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