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Coumadin

Active Ingredient(s): Warfarin
FDA Approved: June 8, 1954
Pharm Company: BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB
Category: Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)

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Coumadin Overview

Warfarin (also known by the brand names Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan, Uniwarfin) is an anticoagulant normally used in the prevention of thrombosis and thromboembolism, the formation of blood clots in the blood vessels and their migration elsewhere in the body, respectively. Warfarin is commonly but incorrectly referred to as a blood thinner. It was initially introduced in 1948 as a pesticide against rats and mice, and is still used for this purpose, although more potent poisons such as brodifa...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfarin

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if i m on coumadin should be taking percocet or is oxycodone better to take
i'm on coumadin for blood clots and recently had surgery they put me on oxycodone 10 mg.tabs for pain and know switched me to percocet which contains acetaminophen should i be concerned? i guess what i'm asking is which is better to take with warfin? ## John, I take Warfarin and haven't been able to add or subtract anything without doing a series of the INR so that the Warfarin could be adjusted if needed. Is the doctor who prescribed the pain medication, the same doctor who put you on Warfarin? If not, I would call the doctor who is treating the blood clots to see if you need to check (INR) or what. Even Alka Selzer can effect how thin your blood is.
Updated 2 days ago.
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Warfarin (Coumadin) and PT-INR levels
I am 19 years old and have had 4 blood clots so far due to a birth control pill. I have to go every week and get my INR levels checked. Right now I am taking 4 mg on even days and 5 mg on odd days. My levels go from 1.7 to 4.4 to 3.8 to 2.4. I really dont like going every week to get my finger poked, especially at my age. Is there a recommendation that anyone can give me, like a different blood thinner, that I can talk to my doctor about? Or just any advice will help. Thanks ## Hi Julie, I'm sorry to hear about your situation, that sounds rough. I don't have any experience with blood thinners so unfortunately I can't recommend any new ones to you, but according to live strong.com, there are foods that act as natural blood thinners. Maybe you incorporate some of these foods i...
Updated 11 days ago.
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dvt pe
I am currently taking coumadin for a pe and dvt that the doctors arnt even sure i had in the first place. I stay tired and my head hurts constantly ive been on it for 8 months i want off this poison. Every timr i try to come of this med my doc gets real deffensive and tells me i should get usedto being on it. Now ive had my cloting factors checked and everything looked fine my doc even wrote in my file no problems seem to be present. Evrything looks clear. Recommend extended treatment has any one had these problems ## Hello, Ben! How are you? Well, remember that no matter what's going on and what they prescribe, you are not obligated to take any medication or to continue following that doctor's advice. Which brings me to my next point, if they aren't even sure that you had a...
Updated 2 months ago.
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coumadin and secere headaches
i am TAKING COUMADIN for one time small DVT and have had SEVERE HEADACHES! my doctor only cares about that INR Levels; as pain is not important to him! As an experiment; I stopped the coumadin for one day and ZERO HEADACHE...when i resumed the coumadin....it came right back!!! any one else suffering with this unwanted side effect? ## Hello, Sara! How are you? Headaches can be a side effect of Coumadin. How long have you been taking it? Usually, such side effects will taper off after about 4 to 6 weeks, once your body gets used to the medication. And honestly, if your doctor isn't listening to you, then it might be time to consult a different doctor that's going to pay attention. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## thank u for your input. i actually have been 'clear...
Updated 7 months ago.
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coumadin interaction
Does Traumeel affect Coumadin? ## Hello, Suzy! How are you? Which Traumeel product? The company makes several different ones. Have you consulted your doctor to check on this information? Learn more Coumadin details here.
Updated 11 months ago.
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***AVOID COUMADIN!***
I am an athlete and I was diagnosed with a DVT a year ago, after waiting 5 hours at the emergency with a broken arm. I took coumadin for 3months, 5mg, the same year. Now I still train and I am very active. However, my blood pressure raised quickly and severely in the past months. My doctor doesn't know the cause. I talked with the specialist who gave the prescription of coumadin and he told me that it's possible due to the use of the medication. He told me that some people end up with high blood pressure and some with other complications. THIS MEDICATION IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS! TRY TO AVOID IT! IT'S POISON... Opt for other medications. ## Thanks for the heads up on this medication. There seem to be many discussion threads here relating to the issues people were having with i...
Updated 1 year ago.
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Coumadin Ingredients
what ingredients are in coumadin? what ingredients are warfarin? ## @mike, To answer your question, Coumadin actually contains the Active Ingredient: Warfarin. If you're wondering about inactive ingredients (the binders and fillers that make up each tablet), these can vary significantly depending on each manufacturer. However, If you'd like, I can look this information up for you, provided that you have a description of your pill along with the imprint? You can learn more about this drug on the page for Warfarin Details I hope this helps! ## please detail the difference in compositions between coumadin and warfarin i am currently taking warfarin 5 mg tablet 3 days/wk and 2 & 1/2 mg alternate days the remainder of the week previously i had been taking coumadin tablets 5 mg ta...
Updated 1 year ago.
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Coumadin And Sulfur
Can you take Coumadin along with Cream of Tartar and Sulfur tablets? My mother was told there was an old time remedy to purify blood and get rid of ulcers/sores. I actually found a place that sells the tablets and was also told by them they work wonders for people with sores, etc. She has sores on her legs due to improper blood flow and a blood clot for which she is taking Coumadin. She is also going to ask her doctor before doing this holistic treatment but thought I would also ask a professional. Thank you. PS: she is not diabetic. ## I'm not a doctor, or a pharmacist, I will state that up front. As to possible interactions, I think asking her doctor would be best. I can't find anything that will allow me to check the Coumadin with Cream of Tartar. I have a resource that check...
Updated 1 year ago.
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Change time of taking Coumadin from am to pm
Is it ok to change time of taken Coumadin from am to pm? ## I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with switching the dose from AM to PM. According to rxlist.com, the anticoagulant effect of Coumadin persists beyond 24 hours. So if a patient misses a dose of Coumadin at the intended time of day (AM), the patient should take the dose as soon as possible on the same day. The patient should not double the dose the next day to make up for a missed dose. I hope this info helps to answer your question!
Updated 1 year ago.
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Coumadin (drug) vs Nattokinese (natural)
COUMADIN (actually a rat poison!) is a commonly used blood thinner with some bad side effects. NATTOKINESE is a natural blood thinner with hardly ANY side effects. Any problem switching from coumadin to nattokinese? if YES how (gradually, or...) if NOT why not ? Mike ## How do I switch from COUMADIN (taking now 7mg due to an arterial blood clot, chronic arrythmya, and a small coronary artery) to natural NATTOKINESE? Has anyone done it and can I myself do it - SAFELY.My doctors are absolutelly oposing it!! Thank you for help. Mike, Toronto, Canada ## I am having hip surgery next week. The doctor insists on my taking 2.5 mg of Coumadin for 30 days to prevent blood clots. I would prefer a natural blood thinner, i.e. Vitamin K. I have no history of heart or stroke, am in exdcellent health ,...
Updated 1 year ago.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Warfarin
  • Injection: 50mg/vial, 5mg, 5mg/vial, 75mg/vial
  • Tablet: 10mg, 1mg, 2.5mg, 2mg, 3mg, 4mg, 5mg, 6mg, 7.5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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