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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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Is shaving safe on warfarin?

Is shaving safe on warfarin?

Probably: You need to be careful as it will take longer for the nicks to stop oozing. Many people switch to electric razors for this reason. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid while taking warfarin?

Foods to avoid while taking warfarin?

Avoid all foods and: Supplements containing vitamin k. Be sure to check the labels of vitamins and meal replacements. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives for warfarin?

Are there any alternatives for warfarin?

Many: As dr. Villaplana said, there are several. There are shots and pills. Although using alternatives to warfarin means that you don't have to be as careful about what you eat and you don't have to have regular blood tests to check whether you are getting too much or too little warfarin, they still have drawbacks. One of the most significant is that the alternatives are all a lot more expensive. ...Read more

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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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Why is the dosing of warfarin so difficult?

Why is the dosing of warfarin so difficult?

Diet, genetics, etc.: The effect of warfarin varies with diet, genetic factors, other medications, herbals and otc's, etc. It is one of the most difficult drugs to manage. This is why there is so much excitement about new agents that don't suffer these issues. ...Read more

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What foods are suitable for a person on warfarin?

See below: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/warfarin/an00455.

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Does botox affect warfarin?

Does botox affect warfarin?

No, but warfarin does: Botox does not affect warfarin but being on warfarin does increase your risk of bleeding and bruising so let your plastic surgeon know if you are on blood thinners or have a neuromuscular disease as Botox is contraindicated in some patients. ...Read more

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What is coumadin (warfarin)?

What is coumadin (warfarin)?

An anticoagulant: Used for conditions that cause or predispose someone to abnormal coagulant states such atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves or clots in leg or arm veins as well as during certain sugeries on blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the warfarin disease?

What is the warfarin disease?

Don't know: I googled "warfarin disease" and couldn't find anything other than warfarin necrosis which is a condition that occurs in some people who are treated with warfarin (a blood thinner). Within a few days of starting treatment, a paradoxical increase in clotting can occur in some individuals leading to skin/sq fat death. Typically this occurs in obese, middle-aged women. ...Read more

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Can selenium affect warfarin?

Unlikely: I am not aware of any significant interaction between selenium and warfarin. ...Read more

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Can I take warfarin with vigra?

Can I take warfarin with vigra?

Yes.: Taking a standard dose of viagra (sildenafil) with warfarin will not pose a problem. If you took it daily for pulmonary hypertension, you would need to adjust your warfarin dose! ...Read more

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Is redbush tea safe with warfarin?

Is redbush tea safe with warfarin?

Probably, however...: I am not a fan of warfarin because it has more interactions than any drug; it seems like virtually every food & medicine renders it more or less active. Redbush tea is not known to interact with warfarin but it would not surprise me if it did to some degree. Try it but monitor your PT to make sure the dose does not need adjusting. I advise taking a low dose of Vit K. See http://tinyurl. Com/n4vpk8b ...Read more

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Can you give blood if using warfarin?

Can you give blood if using warfarin?

No: Blood thinners like warfarin and anti-platelet medications are generally not compatible with blood donation. Check with your local red cross for details. ...Read more

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How effective is Coumadin (warfarin)?

How effective is Coumadin (warfarin)?

Quite effective: It requires monitoring of INR to make sure that the dose is appropriate. New anticoagulants don't require monitoring ...Read more

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Long term side effects of warfarin?

Warfarin side effect: There are no real long term side affects. Regulating the level of the drug carefully in concert with your doctor maximizes the possibility of avoiding bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Does warfarin interact with any gingko

Does warfarin interact with any gingko

Gingko and bleeding: The "three g's" (gingko, ginseng, and garlic) can all thin the blood. None of these should be taken with Coumadin (warfarin) because they will increase the chance of having bleeding problems. ...Read more

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Can you take Zicam while an warfarin?

Yes: I checked it, and I do not see any interactions reported between Zicam and warfarin. But I am wondering what you are taking warfarin for? As you know there are many drugs that interact with warfarin, so that you are doing right thing by asking the question before you trake any new medicine. My recommendation in the future would be to ask the question to the doctor who prescribed the medicine. ...Read more

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Does warfarin make sunburn last longer?

Does warfarin make sunburn last longer?

Warfarin: There is minimal evidence to suggest any warfarin interaction with sunburn. ...Read more

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How does Coumadin (warfarin) effect you?

How does Coumadin (warfarin) effect you?

Coumadin (warfarin): Coumadin (warfarin) is an anti-coagulant which means the drug inhibits the natural system of the body to clot. ...Read more

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I'm taking warfarin may I have a cocktail?

Yes: Moderation is the key. One is ok. Anything close to "tipsy" could get you into the er, or worse, introduced to a nice neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Can chia seeds be consumed with warfarin?

Caution, check w/ MD: Warfarin (coumadin (warfarin)) is an oral anticoagulant that interferes with Vitamin K associated synthesis of coagulation proteins in the liver. Chia is grown commercially for its seed, a food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and does not have vitamin K to interfere with coumadin (warfarin). However, there are case reports of increased bleeding risk in patients using an anticoagulant if also consumed with chia. ...Read more

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Is oltarin gel ok? If you are on warfarin?

Caution: Using any non steroidal anti inflammatory drug including voltaren (diclofenac) gel while on warfarin is associated with higher risk of serious GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you take nitro tabs while on warfarin?

Yes: Remember to take each as directed by your doctor and keep regular appointments for continuous care. Both drugs can cause headaches, dizziness, fatigue, fainting. If these worsen contact your doctor. ...Read more

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When taking warfarin can you take immodium?

Yes: There is no significant interaction between the two. Meds should be taken as directed. ...Read more

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Does Manuka honey interfere with warfarin?

Does Manuka honey interfere with warfarin?

Not bloody likely: Honey is basically sugar. Certainly foods with vitamin K will interfere. Certainly you need to have the bleeding parameters checked periodically
https://ndb. Nal. Usda. Gov//
shows what vitamin K content is in food.
and vitamin K is generally not there. ...Read more

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Is Warfarin equal to or the same as Xarelto?

Warfarin: Warfarin requires monitoring of PT and INR to titrate the adequate thinning of blood bu Xarellto doesn't. Xarellto is usually indicated for nonvalvular chronic atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Could warfarin cause nightmares in children?

Probably not...but..: The bigger question is why is a child on warfarin? ...Read more

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Can I take co q 10 with coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: It does not have an interaction with coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but regular checks of your inr will be important to ensure therapeutic dose of coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What cold medicine can you take with warfarin?

Talk with MD: Avoid ones that contain Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) can increase inr) but talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat yogurt while taking warfarin?

Yes: The anticoagulant effect of warfarin may be decreased if taken with foods that are rich in vitamin k. Some of these foods include dark, leafy greens, dried herbs, scallions, broccoli, and cucumber. Vitamin e might increase warfarin effect. Cranberry juice also may increase warfarin effect. You should be alright with yogurt. Be consistent with your diet and take warfarin at the same time each day. ...Read more

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Other safe alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

There are: Several options for anticoagulation, and some are more convenient in terms of monitoring. All have the risk of serious bleeding. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Your doctor: Will ask you to be consistent in the intake of vitamin k rich foods ie green leafy vegetables. This will allow consistent regulation of the coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What's 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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When taking warfarin, what does "inr" stand for?

When taking warfarin, what does "inr" stand for?

INR =: INR = International Normalized Ratio. It is a mathematical ratio that normalizes the Protime test to a standard so that different test results performed at different times or places can be compared in a standardized way. ...Read more

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