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Is warfarin a blood thinner?

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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Yes

Coumadin (warfarin) is routinely used as a chronic blood thinner. It works by inhibiting several coagulation factors (factors ii, vii, ix, and x) as well as anticoagulating factors (proteins c and s).
Patients are typically "bridged" to Coumadin with another blood thinner like heparin.

In brief: Yes

Coumadin (warfarin) is routinely used as a chronic blood thinner. It works by inhibiting several coagulation factors (factors ii, vii, ix, and x) as well as anticoagulating factors (proteins c and s).
Patients are typically "bridged" to Coumadin with another blood thinner like heparin.
Rishi Kumar
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Dr. Ted King
Nice answer, Dr. Kumar.
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In brief: Not really

That is a public term for anticoagulants and some anti platelet agents.
The blood clotting is interfered with by coumadin- warfarin and that is tested by inr blood testing to achieve therapy level. The blood is still blood- not anemic or "thinned".

In brief: Not really

That is a public term for anticoagulants and some anti platelet agents.
The blood clotting is interfered with by coumadin- warfarin and that is tested by inr blood testing to achieve therapy level. The blood is still blood- not anemic or "thinned".
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