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What If I Accidently Took Too Much Coumadin
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
Kratom?: There is no listing for karatom. I assume you mean kratom? The answer is: no one knows. It's never been systematically studied. I read about this herb: http://www. Erowid. Org/plants/kratom/kratom_effects. Shtml - like so many herbs, it claims highly variable and opposite effects. My personal feeling is that it is foolish to use such drugs - you have no idea what you're actually getting. ...Read more
Coumadin (warfarin): Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Greens and such!: If you are on coumadin/warfarin, you should avoid foods high in vitamin k. If you eat set amounts of these foods on a daily basis, you shold inform the person managing your coumadin. Adjustments in your dosing will be made. You should either avoid them or maintain a steady state of the foods you eat. This is a very serious drug with complications and you must compy with care very closely. ...Read more
Avoid....: Herbs, dark leafy greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus, cabbage and pickles all contain high amounts of vitamin k. These foods need to be eaten sparingly if you are on coumadin (warfarin). To keep your pt/inr level stable, you need to have a consistent intake of vitamin k. ...Read more
The important diet tip in patients taking Coumadin (warfarin) is that the diet, including consumption of green vegetables and alcohol has to be constant (the same) from one week to the next.
That will prevent swings in INR (test that measures efficacy and toxicity of coumadin)
Also be careful with medicines over the counter, vitamins and herbal supplements ...Read more
That is a: Tough one. In general frequent testing is needed to get I right at the outset. After that increased monitoring is needed with change in health status, especially new mess which may interact. ...Read more
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/warfarin.
Many doses: Coumadin (warfarin) comes in a variety of doses: l mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, 5 mg, etc. Because a person may need to adjust doses from time to time, patients may need to have a variety of tablets on hand so they can make easy adjustments at the recommendation of their doctor or coagulation clinic. Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with a variety of medications and even the food we eat, so it's not uncommon to require fine tuning. ...Read more
Bleeding: Excessive bleeding is the danger of too much coumadin (warfarin). Bleeding into the skin can cause bruising and pain. Into muscle can cause a hematoma and stiffness and could lead to a compartment syndrome. Into a joint, can cause swelling, stiffness, and pain. In the stomach and intestines, can anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding black, tarry stools and diarrhea. Into brain can cause a stroke. ...Read more
Depends: Great question; if you are on the medication longterm most healtcare providers check protimes/inrs every month. In the most recent guidelines, however, some organizations are suggesting that every three months may be just as good. ...Read more
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