Are there good alternatives to warfarin (coumadin) for blood thinning?

Depends. Depends on what condition you are taking it for. For a. Fib for example there is Pradaxa and few other medications.
Yes. Bromelain, omega 3, delta tocopherols, white willow bark delta tocopherol is expensive and effective. I have seen muscle necrosis with coumarin - better to keep this short term negotiate with your pcp to switch this as soon as possible.

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I am on warfarin. What blood thinning foods should I avoid? I know vit k thickens the blood. Was never told what thinning foods to avoid.

Take Vit K with Warf. I'm not a fan of warfarin because nearly every food, drug ; herb affects it, making its effects very variable. It's not that vit k "thickens blood"- it's needed for blood to clot; warfarin works by inhibiting it, but blocking vit k increases risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis ; maybe cancer- better to take some k ; adjust warfarin dose accordingly- this improves outcomes! see comment:. Read more...

6 months post dvt. Ultra sound good. Stopping Coumadin (warfarin) and in two weeks blood test for fact v ect. Wear 30-40 comp hose still. What should I be doing now?

Keep compression. Venous disease is lifetime and if you have factor v clotting disorder besides... You should keep wearing medical compression stockings. There are lots of new fashion colors, styles, etc in knee, thigh, panty and leggings: see vendors for choices and www.Allaboutcompression.Com/ for colors walk everyday, elevate legs when you can, calf muscle pumping, vein care doctor. Read more...
Post DVT. You have completed treatment and will be getting tested for clotting disorders. No specific treatment needed now except for compression stockings. Read more...

What is it called when there is too much Coumadin (warfarin) in the blood?

Toxic. Excessive Coumadin (warfarin) raises the inr/protime to elevated levles which then can cause spontaneous bleeding, everywhere... Eat a salad or any vit k substance to reverse its effect. Read more...

What should. You do if your on Coumadin (warfarin) and your blood level is 1.4?

Call your. Prescribing doctor and see if you need to make any adjustments to the dose. Read more...
Depends on… What goal level is supposed to be. Usually doc prescribing anticoagulant will advise u of current level, target level, & whether u should stay on same dose or increase or decrease it & when you should have blood test again. Also be aware of what foods can interfere with Coumadin (warfarin) levels. Read more...

What's of a way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

Several others. There are two new anticoagulants on the market for prevention of stroke in the setting of atrial fibrillation, trade-named Pradaxa and xarelto. There are other antiplatelet drugs used in coronary artery disease, plavix, (clopidogrel) effient, and brillinta. Read more...
Injections. Besides the drugs that dr. Kaplan mentioned, there are also injections like heparin, the low molecular weight heparins, such as enoxaparin (lovenox), and fondaparinux (arixtra). Read more...

Why is my blood still too thick after my dr upping my Coumadin (warfarin) from 2.5 mg to 10 mg?

Everyone's different. Just follow your prothrombin time. It is not rocket science. The doctor will tell you when you are in therapeutic range. Some people take much larger doses of Coumadin (warfarin) to get adequately anti coagulated. It's all good. Read more...
Other issues. First, no such thing as "thick" or "thin" blood. If you need to have blood that does not make clots easily, we give Coumadin (warfarin) because it is "defective vitamin k". Your liver tries to use the Coumadin (warfarin) to make things necessary to make clots. Since the liver is getting defective vitamin k, it makes less things to make clots. If you eat a lot of k. Or have some other cause for clots, Coumadin (warfarin) fails. Read more...

I'm on Coumadin (warfarin) and everyweek I loose blood could this make me dhydrated if so what do I drink?

Just liquids. Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner, it reduces clotting: how are you losing blood? Only trauma (a cut, bruise etc) would allow the effects of Coumadin (warfarin) to reduce blood volume. Your dosage may need to changed. Speak to an md, especially a hematologist. Hydration has no effect on how the medication works, other than it is healthy to stay hydrated. Read more...