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What Happens If You Take Too Much Coumadin
My gums are bleeding and i take coumadin. Can this be caused by the coumadin. This has never happened before?
Good oral hygiene: Coumadin can contribute to bleeding gums, but there could be other issues as well. Any irritant can cause bleeding gums so scrupulous oral hygiene is necessary. Have you seen your dentist recently? Also have you been checking your inr? If your gums are healthy and your Coumadin level is correct your gums shouldn't be bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does not eating/fasting effect you when taking coumadin/warfarin? Should i take lower dose if planning to fast? I plan on fasting for 72 hours.
Impossible to say: It would be impossible to say because of the many intricate effects of foods and beverages on coumadin. I recommend you let your prescribing doctor know that you are fasting. I am sure your doctor will want you to get your inr checked right after the fast (and maybe before.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DrugDrug interaction: In general, there are no issues w/taking Claritin & Coumadin together (http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=1486-898, 2311-1529). However, your vitamin k diet can affect your Coumadin dose. It's always best to tell your doctor & pharmacist everything you're taking, whether prescription or otc, especially in the case of Coumadin which requires constant monitoring to achieve inr goal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Generally the answer is yes. Although not as important with coumadin, many medications should not be taken with calcium supplements, given the risk of the calcium binding the medicine and not allowing it to be absorbed. The most importat thing to remember about Coumadin is consistency - when you take it, diet (especially foods high in vitamin k such as green, leafy vegetables), etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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