Coumadin

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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Coumadin Overview

Warfarin, also known by the brand names Coumadin among others, 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. 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 brodifacoum have since been developed. In the early 1950s, warfarin was found to be effective...

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Coumadin vs Warfarin
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Been on Coumadin for 22 years no problems.... Insurance wants me to take Warfarin. Doctors prefer brand name because I am the first person in the US with four artificial heart valves. Afraid to make the switch but price is very high on pension. Really don't want to switch. Afraid. Any thoughts. Would like some doctors to respond. ## Dear Kathy, Judging from your unique and isolated circumstance, it sounds like it would be best to try and stay on what you know already works. There's an old sayin' that says, "don't try to fix what isn't broken" - and it sounds like insurance companies will try to do just that by forcing you onto something different based on their own personal preference instead of what's logically sound. But If insurance isn't going to ...
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names of current blood thinners
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names of current blood thinners and side effects ## There are many different types of blood thinners (prescription and natural): "Multiple Names of Blood Thinners can often apply to the same drug. For example, Coumadin is the brand name for warfarin, and Clexane and Lovenox are two different brand Names of Blood Thinners for one type of heparin drug. Some of the most common blood thinners are listed in the link below. Both the brand names and generic Names of Blood Thinners are included:" Also included in that link is a list of side effects associated with these blood thinners. If you take a look at the top left of the page you'll find a tab that says "side effects of blood thinners". I hope this information helps! ## Is Metroplolol the beta blocker a blood thinner?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Lightheadedness and dizziness with taking coumadin
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Has anyone else gotten Lightheadedness and dizziness from Coumadin. I have been told this doesn't happen and I would be the first. My Coumadin therapist has never heard this. I don't believe that ## I find it hard to believe your therapist too, since there are a good number of webpages listing: headache, dizziness, weakness, fainting, nausea, and even flu-like symptoms as side effects of Coumadin (warfarin). All your therapist had to do was google "Coumadin side effects" and he would've known this to be the case. Here's one of many side-effect listings that show what symptoms you're describing: medicinenet.com/warfarin-oral/page2.htm#SideEffects I have to wonder if he's really lying or simply doesn't know how to use the internet. In any case, I hope t...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Coumadin testing and drugs that cannot be taken at same time
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Need a blood lab in lower Manhattan for my 90 year old Dad where the finger prick machine is available. His arms are becoming useless.
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Coumadin vs NOACs, and INR testing
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I know someone with AFib and I am trying to compare the pros and cons of Coumadin vs NOAC. Also the doctor said Coumadin requires INR testing and NOAC does not. Is this really a benefit? Is INR testing really that cumbersome? As far as I know the INR testing needs to be done at Anticoagulation Clinics or use a home-monitor device. Has anyone found home-monitor better than clinics in terms of data transfer to the doctor? I am not sure if the clinics at CVS and Duane Reade offer the test. I am trying to collect as much information as possible, so any guidance and feedback is appreciated. ## Most people prefer the other medications, due to the fact that INR testing must be done very regularly, requiring a finger stick, which may be painful… and most doctors will not let you have it d...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
vitamin k
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used for rat poisoning in humans ## It's sad to see things were to scared to test on ourselves being tested on animals; even rats. In the case of supplements or Vitamin K in this instance, you never know exactly what they do in their testing facilities to ensure it works the way they want it to work. Word of advice: Get your vitamins and minerals from whole fresh ripe raw organic fruits and vegetables, and you can be assured you are getting plenty of what you need if you incorporate this eating habit on a regular basis. You are also doing the rats (and other animals) a favor by not supporting and buying into these failed products. ## Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that is vital for calcium metabolism, blood clotting, heart health and much more. Usually the blood thinner called C...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
PT level 1.5 Dr. Lowering dosage
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My doctor wants me to stop dosage for 2 days and my level is 1.5 is this not dangerous I have history of stroke and a mechanical mitral valve. I have been on this since I was 12 years old and I am 44 now. ## Hello, Teresa! How are you? It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions. It is fairly common to have some skip doses of this medication, or alternate the days they take it to keep their levels where they should be. Did you mention your concerns to your doctor? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising.
Updated 6 months ago.
 
Coumadin and DVT
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About two months ago I broke three metatarsal in my right foot. I have been using a scooter and non weight bearing since. Early on, day 8 I had what felt like a Charlie horse that wouldn't go away. Went in and found a blood clot in my calf, a DVT. Since then I have been on Coumadin. I first went a few times a week to be checked and now once a week. I eat the same thing and have specifically avoiding drinking and foods high in vitamin K. My current INR is 3.7 and I know that is high. It has been higher previously and want to make sure I am not having internal bleeding or some other side effect. Currently I am experiencing headaches (not the worst in life, but constant), mild dizziness, general lack of energy and past few nights slept foe 10+hours. I don't want to go to the ER if ...
Updated 6 months ago.
 
Warfarin (Coumadin) and PT-INR levels
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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 7 months ago.
 
I believe coumadin lowers my mood and confidence.
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I am an active 41 yr old male who has been on coumadin for 9 years and now believe it lowers my mood and confidence. I originally believed my changes in mood and confidence were associated with my open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve and the life changes and trauma one would expect after such an event at 32 yrs old. But recently i was allowed to come off coumadin for a little over a week to have a back surgery. My INR was normal after 3 days giving me 5 days with my normal blood again. My confidence about the surgery, myself and outlook on life and my business changed enough for me to notice reminding me of how i felt before open heart surgery. Solid is the word i would use. The morning after returning to take coumadin again, a couple days after back surgery, i woke up with a f...
Updated 8 months ago.
 

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.

NDC Database Records for Coumadin: (52 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0056-0168 Coumadin 4 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0056-0169 Coumadin 1 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0056-0170 Coumadin 2 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0056-0172 Coumadin 5 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0056-0173 Coumadin 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0056-0174 Coumadin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0056-0176 Coumadin 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0056-0188 Coumadin 3 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0056-0189 Coumadin 6 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0590-0324 Coumadin 2 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Bristol-myers Squibb Holdings Pharma, Ltd. Liability Company
  • 43353-491 Coumadin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, Inc.
  • 43353-492 Coumadin 3 mg Oral Tablet by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, Inc.
  • 43353-493 Coumadin 1 mg Oral Tablet by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, Inc.
  • 43353-494 Coumadin 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, Inc.
  • 49999-411 Coumadin 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50090-0028 Coumadin 5 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 52125-053 Coumadin 3 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 52125-075 Coumadin 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 52125-079 Coumadin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 52125-080 Coumadin 5 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 32 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Warfarin or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


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