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What happens if you take too much coumadin?

What happens if you take too much coumadin?

Bleed: Coumadin 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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Dr. Ted King
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Coumadin (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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My gums are bleeding and i take coumadin. Can this be caused by the coumadin. This has never happened before?

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 more

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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 more

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Can i take co q 10 with coumadin?

Yes: It does not have an interaction with coumadin, but regular checks of your inr will be important to ensure therapeutic dose of coumadin. ...Read more

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Can you take claratin and Coumadin with no issues?

Can you take claratin and Coumadin with no issues?

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 more

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Can you safely take caltrate 600mg while on coumadin?

Can you safely take caltrate 600mg while on coumadin?

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 more

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Inr 6.4 this am and still the dr wants me to continue to take 17.5 of Coumadin is this normal?

Inr 6.4 this am and still the dr wants me to continue to take 17.5 of Coumadin is this normal?

Not normal: 6.4 is too high...Talk to your physician again or get a second opinion...Would not recommend taking 17.5mg as scheduled. ...Read more

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I am bridging from heparin to Coumadin should I take them at the same time?

Generally Yes: Generally yes, usually "bridging" means using quick acting Heparin injections (most often lmwh) to anticoagulate until the Coumadin adequately anticoagulated you. ...Read more

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Are there cold medicines that are ok to take when you are on coumadin?

Are there cold medicines that are ok to take when you are on coumadin?

Yes: Yes, for example any variance of mucinex, just make sure if there is Acetaminophen in combo total dose of Acetaminophen in 24 hrs is no more than 2 g. ...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