5 doctors weighed in:

I have lupus anticoagulant antibodies. Do I need to worry if I am on coumadin (warfarin)?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Little worry

Actually being on Coumadin (warfarin) if you have lupus anticoagulant is a very good idea if you have had a blood clot.

In brief: Little worry

Actually being on Coumadin (warfarin) if you have lupus anticoagulant is a very good idea if you have had a blood clot.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
Thank
Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Coumadin (warfarin) works well!

The cascade of potential thrombosis mechanisms usually caused by acla -f the IgG or IgM class, is virtually blunted the coumadin (warfarin).
So little to worry about, providing someone is checking your protime and inr, to make sure you are in therapeutic range. Heparin and it's newer analogues may work better, but require injection.

In brief: Coumadin (warfarin) works well!

The cascade of potential thrombosis mechanisms usually caused by acla -f the IgG or IgM class, is virtually blunted the coumadin (warfarin).
So little to worry about, providing someone is checking your protime and inr, to make sure you are in therapeutic range. Heparin and it's newer analogues may work better, but require injection.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors