Top
30
Doctor insights on: Warfarin Withdrawal

Share

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


2

2
I am getting off of Coumadin (warfarin) for leech therapy. Should I expect withdrawals?

I am getting off of Coumadin (warfarin) for leech therapy. Should I expect withdrawals?

Leech therapy: There is a paucity of controlled scientific evidence of this form of therapy. If you have thromboembolic disease, I would be most careful about this decision. ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
What foods are suitable for a person on warfarin?

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

Get a more detailed answer ›
11

11
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
Can selenium affect warfarin?

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

16

16
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

18

18
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

19

19
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

20

20
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

21

21
Matcha tea with warfarin okay to take?

Matcha tea with warfarin okay to take?

Depends on amount.: See this discussion about green tea and Warfarin. It's usually OK, depending on amount, and how it is prepared. There is a lot more info on this site for people on warfarin. Hope it is useful to you!
http://www. Ptinr. Com/en/home/warfarin-you/dietary-food-beverage/beverage-interactions/green-tea-and-warfarin. Html ...Read more

22

22
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

23

23
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

24

24
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

25

25
Does warfarin make sunburn last longer?

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

26

26
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

27

27
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

28

28
Can chia seeds be consumed with warfarin?

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

29

29
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

Dr. Ted King
702 Doctors shared insights

Coumadin (Definition)

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