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How will Coumadin (warfarin) affect my pregnancy?

How will Coumadin (warfarin) affect my pregnancy?

Never use coumadin (warfarin) i: Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner which has been given the x category during pregnancy. Category x medications can never be taken during pregnancy under any circumstances. It has been known to cause fetal abnormalities even to the extent of intrauterine death. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How risky is attempting pregnancy at the age of 40, mild lupus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome currently taking coumadin (warfarin)?

How risky is attempting pregnancy at the age of 40, mild lupus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome currently taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Risks are low!: I do not see major risks in becoming pregnant, that is if you get pregnant. You will be switched to heparin, probably once daily lovenox (enoxaparin). But your lupus can be managed successfully during pregnancy, and the hughes syndrome should be a non-issue if on an anticoagulant. Hope you achieve your goal! ...Read more

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I am type 1 diabetic on warfarin. What are the risks of pregnancy?

I am type 1 diabetic on warfarin. What are the risks of pregnancy?

Teratogenic: Warfarin and pregnancy don't mix: it's a teratogen, that is, a drug that creates mutants. Be careful. ...Read more

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Can switching to warfarin from heparin before knowing I was pregnant cause high risk pregnancy?

Can switching to warfarin from heparin before knowing I was pregnant cause high risk pregnancy?

Warfarin: Warfarin is a drug you shouldn't be using during pregnancy. Heparin is safer because it doesn't cross the placenta and affect the fetus. But why do you need these anticoagulants? That cause may increase the risks of pregnancy and put you into a high risk group. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My thrombosis specialist is having me switch from warfarin to lmwh as soon as i get a positive pregnancy test. At 4 weeks, is this ok?

My thrombosis specialist is having me switch from warfarin to lmwh as soon as i get a positive pregnancy test. At 4 weeks, is this ok?

Yes!: Warfarin is not good to take during pregnancy as it can cause birthdefects, lmwh does not have this problem and can be safely used during pregnancy. I would strongly suggest that you seek an opinion from an OB or highrisk pregnancy doctor to be sure you are doing all that they would recommend to have a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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I got a pulmonary embolism after my pregnancy, and im on warfarin right now. Is it ok and safe to go on rollercoasters?

I got a pulmonary embolism after my pregnancy, and im on warfarin right now. Is it ok and safe to go on rollercoasters?

Basically - Yes: Patients with a recent DVT (or pe) who are on anticoagulant treatment are at low risk of further clots. If taking coumadin, (warfarin) INR must be at goal (2-3). Coumadin (warfarin) increases risk of bleeding so contact sports are often discouraged. Roller coasters are probably not in the same category as full contact football but you certainly can get knocked around a bit. The risk would be bruising though - not pe. ...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

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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Why do I have right sided chest pain? No other symptoms. I haven't been taking my coumadin (warfarin) regularly

Why do I have right sided chest pain? No other symptoms. I haven't been taking my coumadin (warfarin) regularly

See below: Going off coumadin (warfarin) may have lead to a small embolus into the right lung and the only symptom may be chest pain due to irritation of the pleura. It is imperative that you take coumadin (warfarin) regularly. I trust that you are practicing birth control if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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


Dr. Ted King
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Coumadin (Definition)

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