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Do the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) build up over time? Are there long term side effects?

Do the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) build up over time? Are there long term side effects?

Not really: The major side effect of Coumadin (warfarin) is bleeding from too much or getting another blood clot from too little. As long as your INR is between 2-3 and stays that way, you risk of bleeding or further clotting should not change--no matter how long you take it. Once you are off of Coumadin (warfarin) for 5 days or less, its effects should be gone, as dr. Penba said. ...Read more

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Am taking 5mg daily Coumadin (warfarin) after massive PE 7 months ago possibly due to long term HRT. What are chances of repeat embolism?

Am taking 5mg daily Coumadin (warfarin) after massive PE 7 months ago possibly due to long term HRT. What are chances of repeat embolism?

Not enuf info: If you have no other risk factors other than HRT and you've stopped the HRT, and if this is your only spell of thromboembolism, then your risk is low. ...Read more

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Which of the new Coumadin (warfarin) substitutes are recommended for long term DVT management (and possibly off label as well)?

Which of the new Coumadin (warfarin) substitutes are recommended for long term DVT management (and possibly off label as well)?

Xarelto: Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is one of the new anticoagulants that can be used to treat dvt. Go to www. Xalero. Com for more information. ...Read more

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I had a stroke last year, my only prescription from my md is coumadin (warfarin). (long term) no goals. I'm 29, is my doctor helping me just prolonging my life.?

I had a stroke last year, my only prescription from my md is coumadin (warfarin). (long term) no goals. I'm 29, is my doctor helping me just prolonging my life.?

What did physician: Say stroke came from? Just coumadin (warfarin)? Need follow up with your pcp for explanations ; further treatment if necessary- your quite young ; need more information. ...Read more

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How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox?

How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox?

Not common: I have not heard of osteoporosis as a complication from lovenox (enoxaparin). In terms of your blood clots, has your doctor done a work up for a hypercoaguable state? Did he discuss alternative oral anticoagulation with xarelto? ...Read more

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How often should I have to do a pt/inr blood test while taking Coumadin (warfarin) long term after massive pulmonary embolism?

How often should I have to do a pt/inr blood test while taking Coumadin (warfarin) long term after massive pulmonary embolism?

Warfarin monitoring: How often your INR needs to be checked depends on the stability achieved on your dosing regimen. On the average, if stable INRs are established, checks every two weeks or sometimes less frequently are done. If the INR isn't stable, more frequent checks are often necessary. ...Read more

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How long can I drink again after taking coumadin (warfarin)?

How long can I drink again after taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin): Drinking alcohol will increase your risk of bleeding while taking warfarin. ...Read more

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I take coumadin (warfarin). And want a tattoo. Should I stop taking the coumadin (warfarin)? And how long before the tattoo?

I take coumadin (warfarin). And want a tattoo. Should I stop taking the coumadin (warfarin)? And how long before the tattoo?

Risk of stroke!: If you have a mechanical heart valve, you need to stay on anti-coagulation to prevent blood clots forming that could cause a stroke. Don't stop Coumadin (warfarin) without talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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How long should I take Coumadin (warfarin) for a DVT of unknown origin? Never had one in the past. Current INR is 2.3. Been taking it for 60 days.

How long should I take Coumadin (warfarin) for a DVT of unknown origin? Never had one in the past. Current INR is 2.3. Been taking it for 60 days.

At least 6 months: According the american college of chest physicians an unprovoked [ no clear precipitating event ] should be treated for 6 months.[ or 180 days]. Further work up may uncover reasons to treat longer. Please understand that too short of treatment increases the risks for additional blood clots. ...Read more

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How long after dvt should I wear 30-40 compression stockings after dvt and not on coumadin (warfarin) almost 2 yrs past clot?

How long after dvt should I wear 30-40 compression stockings after dvt and not on coumadin (warfarin) almost 2 yrs past clot?

It depends: Do you know the status of your deep venous system? After a DVT there may be damage such as obstruction or reflux. If this is the case you are at risk for skin changes developing in your legs. These can result in ulceration.
You should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. Long term compression may be advisable for you. Good luck.

David Fox, MD, FACS
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How long does it take for heparin and then Coumadin (warfarin) to dissolve clots that are found in the leg and also in both lungs.

How long does it take for heparin and then Coumadin (warfarin) to dissolve clots that are found in the leg and also in both lungs.

Warfarin: Actually the warfarin doesn't dissolve the clots it prevents new ones from forming. The bodies own thrombolytic system takes care of the existing clots. This takes a variable time between people it can take days to weeks however to be complete. ...Read more

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After a pulmonary embolism how long do I need to take coumadin (warfarin)?

After a pulmonary embolism how long do I need to take coumadin (warfarin)?

It depends: We always treat patients with DVT and pulmonary embolus for a minimum of 6 months and usually 12. Work-up for hypercoagulability (predisposition for abnormal blood clotting) is always performed, usually after the year of Coumadin (warfarin) treatment. If you have a hypercoagulable state as determined by blood testing, you may need anti coagulation for life. ...Read more

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How long after begin off Coumadin (warfarin) can I start back enjoying vitamin K foods and red wine?

How long after begin off Coumadin (warfarin) can I start back enjoying vitamin K foods and red wine?

Immediately for K...: The reason to avoid vit k on Coumadin (warfarin) is that it reduces the effectiveness of Coumadin (warfarin) (though I advise people eat consistent levels of food with k & adjust Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly) so you can eat k right away. Alcohol can thin the blood so one should limit to 2 glasses of wine/day while on it. Within 5 days of stopping (sooner if you eat k foods) Coumadin (warfarin) is out of your body so occ. More is ok. ...Read more

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My dad is taking Coumadin (warfarin) and both his legs are swollen and hot and painful to touch and he has a long red line going down one leg.?

My dad is taking Coumadin (warfarin) and both his legs are swollen and hot and painful to touch and he has a long red line going down one leg.?

Thrombophlebitis: Superficial thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein just under the skin, usually in the leg. A small blood clot also commonly forms in the vein, but is usually not serious. The condition usually settles and goes within 2-6 weeks. Treatments can ease pain or discomfort. Superficial thrombophlebitis is different to, and much less serious than, deep vein thrombosis. Still must be evaluated. ...Read more

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How long to be on Coumadin (warfarin) after a provoked pe, was on vent, COPD and severe infection, no oxygen needed at home?

How long to be on Coumadin (warfarin) after a provoked pe, was on vent, COPD and severe infection, no oxygen needed at home?

Pulmonary embolism: Recommended six months first event. Unless underlying coagulation abnormality. Then lifetime. ...Read more

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Long cardiac hx. History of dvts, pe's, factor 5. 6/10 l side abd pain from this am. 0 Coumadin (warfarin) but was given 2 heparin shots. History of ovarian cysts. Same?

Long cardiac hx. History of dvts, pe's, factor 5. 6/10 l side abd pain from this am. 0 Coumadin (warfarin) but was given 2 heparin shots. History of ovarian cysts. Same?

OMG: This is difficult. You need a really good doc, especially for your age. This is something that needs a very close eye on, a doc's eye. Do not hesitate to ask for a second opinion, or third. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleeding: Coumadin (warfarin) is a potent blood thinner si most common & dangerous side effect is bleeding which is why INR levels must be closely monitored. Increased bruising is often seen & expected. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) (warmirin)?

What are the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) (warmirin)?

Bleeding: Warfarin or Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner which is generally safe when closely monitored but most significant side effect would be increased bleeding. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of warfarin (coumadin)?

I was wondering what are the side effects of warfarin (coumadin)?

Coumadin (warfarin): Look at this:

http://seniorhealth. About. Com/od/medicationprofiles/p/coumadin. Htm.

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Common side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Common side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleeding.: This medication can cause serious bleeding if it affects your blood clotting proteins too much (shown by unusually high inr lab results). Even if your doctor stops your medication, this risk of bleeding can continue for up to a week. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of serious bleeding, including: unusual pain/swelling/discomfort/easy bruising, prolonged bleeding from cuts. ...Read more

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Possible side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bruising, bleeding: The most common side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) are bruising and bleeding. Coumadin (warfarin) affects other medicines and can make them work more or less well than normal. Coumadin (warfarin) can also increase the side effects caused by other drugs. You have to be careful about what you eat with Coumadin (warfarin) and make sure you aren't getting too much vitamin k in your diet since it can counteract the effectiveness of coumadin, (warfarin). ...Read more

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What are some possible side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

What are some possible side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Depends: Coumadin (warfarin) affects (slows) bleeding. Most of the main complications, not surprisingly, are related to bleeding. Not often thought about: the effect of not enough can include clotting where clotting prevention was the goal. This question should be pursued in depth with the person who prescribes it. ...Read more

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What can people taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat without any side effects?

What can people taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat without any side effects?

Most anything.: Greens (spinich, kale, mustard, turnip greens) can blunt the effect on the coumdain on thinning your blood. The important thing is, if you eat certain foods reguarly, you will not have wild swings on your pt. If you suddenly binge on foods such as these, that is a different story. And the taking of antibiotics can increase your pt. ...Read more

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What are the effects of using too much Coumadin (warfarin) and aspirin?

What are the effects of using too much Coumadin (warfarin) and aspirin?

Risk of bleeding: Aspirin can cause bleeding in the stomach because of stomach irritation. It can also cause bleeding because of its effect on platelet function. {platelets are necessary to make bleeding stop.) Coumadin (warfarin) can cause bleeding because of its effect on the body's ability to stop bleeding by a different means from what platelets do. So too much of both can increase you risk of bleeding a lot. ...Read more

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Are there any severe side effects with taking celebrex (celecoxib) for 2 weeks with coumadin?

Are there any severe side effects with taking celebrex (celecoxib) for 2 weeks with coumadin?

Not the best idea: As dr. Rosenfeld said, taking both together can certainly increase your risk of bleeding. It is possible to take an anti-inflammatory medicine while on Coumadin but you are probably better off not. If you do take it, you will also need to check you INR to make sure the Celebrex (celecoxib) isn't affecting the effectveness of the coumadin. ...Read more

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Original? As I recall, was to ask-I've had 2 pe & 1 dvt, can't use coumadin (warfarin) - side effects. No pradaxa etc, no antidote no way, now what do I do?

Original? As I recall, was to ask-I've had 2 pe & 1 dvt, can't use coumadin (warfarin) - side effects. No pradaxa etc, no antidote no way, now what do I do?

There are options: Options to consider include a vena caval filter, long term Lovenox or reconsideration of coumadin (warfarin) or Xa inhibitors.

There are antidotes to Xa inhibitors in development so some of the concern related to the use of these medications may subside in time. ...Read more

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Coumadin (warfarin) side effects? Insomnia, fear of impending doom, severe restlessness, no energy or appetite, and skin crawling sensation?

Coumadin (warfarin) side effects? Insomnia, fear of impending doom, severe restlessness, no energy or appetite, and skin crawling sensation?

Not coumadin (warfarin): Fear of impending doom can be experienced with posterior circulation TIA (along with dizziness, dimming of vision, double vision slurred speech and memory failure) More often it is a symptom of other chronic medical illnesses like generalized anxiety disorder or major depression. Tell your doctor you are having all these symptoms. Skinn crawling is difficult to pin down (seizure, migraine, etc) ...Read more

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Takn Coumadin (warfarin) hvn't ben able 2eat much lately&have los 8+lbs n 2wks I don't know y. But got INR checked 2day & it was 6.1y? Is this dangerous menstrualonalso

Go see your doctor..: Now! You didn't explain why you're taking Coumadin (warfarin) but we typically aim for inr 2-3 if for blood clot or atrial fibrillation or clotting disorder. We aim for 2.5-3.5 if you have mechanical valve. Inr of 6.1 is way too high. Your Coumadin (warfarin) dose needs to be held/adjusted & inr monitored closely until back into therapeutic range. 8 lb weight loss in 2wks is not normal either. Go see your doctor now! ...Read more

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

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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