Other safe alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

There are. Several options for anticoagulation, and some are more convenient in terms of monitoring. All have the risk of serious bleeding.

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What are the alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin) For atrial fibrillation there are direct thrombin inhibitors approved for stroke prevention. These are not approved for patients with mechanical valves. Read more...

Foods that are safe to eat while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Vit k . Foods that contain vit k can reduce the effect of coumadin (warfarin). Such as fresh greens etc. The list of foods and meds that can interact is extensive. Please call your doctor or pharmacist. Read more...
Avoid.... Herbs, dark leafy greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus, cabbage and pickles all contain high amounts of vitamin k. These foods need to be eaten sparingly if you are on coumadin (warfarin). To keep your pt/inr level stable, you need to have a consistent intake of vitamin k. Read more...

Does anyone have any suggestions of any alternatives that can be taken in place of warafin or coumadin (warfarin)?

Depends. Alternatives depend on indication for treatment... 1) venous thromboembolism (vte, eg DVT or pe) - low molecular weight Heparin (lmwh), fondaparinux 2) atrial fibrillation - Aspirin (less effective but less bleeding), lmwh, fondaparinux, dabigatran (pradaxa) - http://www.Pradaxa.Com/. Read more...
Yes. There are alternatives - best to be discussed with your physician. Read more...
New meds. For patients with difficulty managing their Coumadin (warfarin) dosing or failure of Coumadin (warfarin) there are alternatives available. Oral meds currently available include Pradaxa & xarelto while injections such as Lovenox or Fragmin are also options. Talk to the treating doctor to see if any of these are appropriate. Read more...
Yes there are. Possible alternatives are NOACs (novel anticoagulants). These agents are Xarelta, Eliquis, Pradaxa, and savayasa. All of them but Pradaxa can be used to treat a pulmonary embolism. All of them can be used for stroke prevention for atrial fibrillation in non valvular AF in patients without mechanical valves. There are other things that need to be considered such as age weight & renal function. Read more...

Is having an INR level of 1.8-1.9 safe to have; im on Coumadin (warfarin) (2.5mlg 4 days, 5mlg 2 days out of the week).

Probably not ideal. Generally we like to see someone's inr be between 2 and 3 if you have a blood clot, although sometimes we make exceptions if you are taking Coumadin (warfarin) for other reasons. Talk it over with your doctor. Read more...

Is it safe to use nattokinase while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Nattokinase. This herbal medicine supposedly works as a blood thinner so could potentially increase the risk of bleeding when combined with warfarin. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
Depends. Depends on what condition you are taking it for. For a. Fib for example there is Pradaxa and few other medications. Read more...

How effective is pradaxa dabigatran as an alternative to coumadin (warfarin)?

Pretty good, but... They are essentially equivalent in thinning the blood to replace coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but they require twice daily dosing. Yes, you don't have to get your blood tested like you do with coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but if you have a bad bleed, there is no antidote for either you mentioned, like there is for coumadin (warfarin). So one must weigh the risks vs. The benefits, as we do everyday in medicine. Read more...
The. Other issue is that if you are one of those people who forget to take your medicine from time to time. You would be at risk since the thinning effect would go away quickly. Less than 24 hrs. If you were on Coumadin (warfarin) and forgot a dose you would still be ok most likely. Read more...