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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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Should i get a second opinion regarding my Coumadin (warfarin) prescription?

Should i get a second opinion regarding my Coumadin (warfarin) prescription?

It probably depends: On how much you liked the first opinion. In all seriousness, the usual question is how long should therapeutic anti coagulation continue. There is room for opinion here and seeing a specialist may reassure you. ...Read more

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I want to get off of coumadin (warfarin). Which of the new Coumadin (warfarin) substitutes should I consider (perhaps off label)?

I want to get off of coumadin (warfarin). Which of the new Coumadin (warfarin) substitutes should I consider  (perhaps off label)?

Talk to your doctor.: You could consider any of the new ones, but they are not without drawbacks including expense and long term safety issues. Question is....Does your doctor think it is right for you? ...Read more

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If you get appendicitis while on Coumadin (warfarin) can they still do surgery? Is the surgery more risky from the chance of bleeding?

If you get appendicitis while on Coumadin (warfarin) can they still do surgery? Is the surgery more risky from the chance of bleeding?

Surgery can be done: In cases in which patients are anticoagulated with warfarin and need emergent surgery fresh frozen plasma transfusion and vitamin K can be used to reverse the anticoagulation effect by warfarin and decrease bleeding during and after surgery resulting from warfarin treatment. Every time there is a higher chance of bleeding there is a higher chance of adverse events and risk to the patient. ...Read more

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Can i still get another blood clot of I am on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can i still get another blood clot of I am on coumadin (warfarin)?

Absolutely: While a theraputic Coumadin (warfarin) level reduces your risk of a clot, it is still possible to form thrombus while on coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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