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Why Should I Start With Lovenox Instead Of Coumadin Therapy
Vitamin K foods: Coumadin acts against Vitamin K in the blood clotting reaction process, Therefore, foods high in this vitamin act to reduce the efficacy of Coumadin. Green leafy vegetables are high in Vitamin K as are others that you can search. Be aware, bacteria in the gut produce Vitamin K, so antibiotics reducing them can reduce vitamin production and enhance Coumadin effects. ...Read more
No interaction known: I'm not a fan of Coumadin because almost every drug ; many foods ; herbs interact with it, but there are no known interactions between Coumadin ; any vinegars- this doesn't mean there can't be- i saw a report from 1 person saying it increased their inr- so use caution. See http://www.Drugs.Com/food-interactions/warfarin, coumadin.Html low dose vit k may stabilize levels! see http://bit.Ly/1hhlmav. ...Read more
Ineffective: I would urge caution as that any new product or food your eat can interfere with the warfarin and being stable with the right thickness or thinness of your blood. And, remember, there is still no diet product on the market that really leads to real or sustained weight loss. If there was every physician would be talking about it and recommending it. I would advise against using this product. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably nothing: Your Coumadin regimen might be altered before the surgery or there can be no changes. At the present time, there appears to be a shift towards not altering the Coumadin levels. If you need dental surgery, such as an extraction, then the oral surgeon does have the materials to help stop the bleeding. Discuss any concerns with your physician and oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the most absolute contraindications for a paitent that is undergoing Coumadin therapy to address a blood clot?
Coumadin therapy alternating 5 and 10mg qhs. Deep blistering wounds appearing on hips, breasts, and buttocks. Sudden onset nosebleeds x4 in 24°. Er?
Wife having total knee replacement done in a month and will be on ASA versus something like Coumadin, she is an RN and is aware of the risks of Coumadin therapy, but she is unsure if aspirin will reduce the risk of clots as efficiently? Thanks!
Anticoagulation: People at low risk for blood clots usually receive anticoagulation therapy post surgery for 1-2 days. The choice of anticoagulation therapy is usually the ortho surgeon's choice. Individuals are not discharged on anticoagulation medications, so that is probably why aspirin was the chosen protective medication. However, confer with the surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
Can you tell me if lovenox is used in house for treatment purposes, is there any reason not to go ahead and start Coumadin on day 1?
I have a coagulation problem that caused dvt. After Coumadin therapy, can I get pregnant without complications?
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