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What happens if you take too much coumadin (warfarin)?

What happens if you take too much coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleed: Coumadin (warfarin) is rat poison. It is used as an anticoagulant for certain medical conditions. The levels are closely monitored by your doc. Too much can thin you blood and could cause you to bleed and lose a lot of blood with its own consequences. ...Read more

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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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Will i need to worry if took too much coumadin (warfarin). ?

Will i need to worry if took too much coumadin (warfarin).  ?

Depends: If a lot yes if a single extra pill by accident just delay next dose and do your usual inr followup. ...Read more

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What is it called when there is too much Coumadin (warfarin) in the blood?

What is it called when there is too much Coumadin (warfarin) in the blood?

Toxic: Excessive Coumadin (warfarin) raises the inr/protime to elevated levles which then can cause spontaneous bleeding, everywhere... Eat a salad or any vit k substance to reverse its effect. ...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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Is excessive sleep in an 80 years old a warning sign for a stroke? Given that we have high INR level? And trying to maintain it using coumadin (warfarin).

Is excessive sleep in an 80 years old a warning sign for a stroke? Given that we have high INR level? And trying to maintain it  using coumadin (warfarin).

No.: Stroke does not have warning signs except for transient neurologic symptoms which are only recognized as transient in retrospect. Sleeping is not a warning sign nor is it associated with elevated inr. You should have had a frank discussion with your provider about the risks and benefits of Coumadin (warfarin) therapy using the chadsvasc and possibly hasbled scoring systems. ...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

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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I am taking 171/2 mg. of Coumadin (warfarin) a day. No one will answer why so much?

I am taking 171/2 mg. of Coumadin (warfarin) a day. No one will answer why so much?

On the internet?: None of us here have seen your pro time or INR test results. Only your physician doing the testing can give you the answers you appear to need. ...Read more

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What happens if i accidently took a Coumadin (warfarin) at 5:30pm and then again at 7:45 am. ?

Higher INR: Your protime/inr will likely go higher for the next day or 2. Let your doc know about the extra dose, and he may recommend an inr check, or simply holding a dose. This will depend on your previous baseline and why you are on coumadin (warfarin). ...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)?

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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Other safe alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

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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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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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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What are the alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin): For atrial fibrillation there are direct thrombin inhibitors approved for stroke prevention. These are not approved for patients with mechanical valves. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: coumadin (warfarin)?

Anticoagulant: Coumadin also called as warfarin is a medication commonly used to prevent blood from clotting. It requires monitoring of inr (international normalized ratio) to make sure that dose is adequate for patient and disease entity it is prescribed for. ...Read more

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Does Coumadin (warfarin) effect sexuall performance ?

Why on Coumadin (warfarin)?: Coumadin (warfarin) itself has no direct effect on sexual performance but most of the medical reasons for Coumadin (warfarin) therapy are risk factors for ed. So the disease may be catching up to you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Coumadin and warfarin?

What is the difference between Coumadin and warfarin?

Semantics: All drugs have a generic name, which is assigned to the molecule that has the pharmacological effect in the body, and a brand name that is proprietary to a specific drug manufacturer. Warfarin is the generic name for the anti-coagulant that inhibits vitamin-k dependent clotting factors; "coumadin" is simply the brand name of the formulation made by a specific manufacturer. ...Read more

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