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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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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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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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