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

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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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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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 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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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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I accidentally took my Coumadin (warfarin) pill 15 hours apart instead of 24 hours. What should I do and does it affect me in a negative way?

I accidentally took my Coumadin (warfarin) pill 15 hours apart instead of 24 hours. What should I do and does it affect me in a negative way?

Resume regular sched: Most likely this is not a problem if you have been well controlled. I would take your next pill at the regular time and get back on your regular schedule. If any concerns such as bleeding or bruising get yout pt and inr tested. ...Read more

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My INR is 3.3. I accidentally took a double dose of Coumadin today, i.e. an extra 10mg. I have been taking 10mg every day except 5mg one day each week?

My INR is 3.3. I accidentally took a double dose of Coumadin today, i.e. an extra 10mg. I have been taking 10mg every day except 5mg one day each week?

See MD: See the MD prescribing your Coumadin to make some adjustments over the next couple of days. Also ask about switching to a novel anticoagulant that does not require monitoring and has less risk of bleeding. Rest and no vigorous activities that may cause bleeding. Good luck. ...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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Coumadin (Definition)

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