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Does anyone have any suggestions of any alternatives that can be taken in place of warafin or coumadin (warfarin)?
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Martin Andreansky
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are alternatives - best to be discussed with your physician.

In brief: Yes
There are alternatives - best to be discussed with your physician.
Dr. Martin Andreansky
Dr. Martin Andreansky
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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/.

In brief: 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/.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
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