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Category: Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)

Warfarin 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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Coumadin vs warfarin
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My mom was on coumadin for many years but then her insurance company told her she had to take warfarin as this is the one they would pay for. Is there really any different in these two drugs? It seems to me that she has been having more problems with the warfarin (keeping this medication at the right level) than the coumadin. I was told they were the same medications and do the same. I just wanted to know if some people have difficulties taking warfarin vs coumadin??? Thanks. ## No, they work exactly the same for me. I have been taking one or the other for 3 1/2 years because of 2 pulmonary embolisms. I take 10mg a day. At times I go up and down but have been steady for a couple months now on warfarin. Food will change the way it works. Salads and some other greens really mess things up...
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polycernol treatment
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I am interested in the Polycernol treatment mainly for the Prostate problems overnight. however I have problems with Atril Fibrillation (AF) and I am on, permanently, Warfarin, Oral Anticoagulant Therapy. Also Losarten blood pressure control tablets. Doctors are very wary of any medication not prescribed by my Medical Team. Is POLYCERNOL safe to take with my medical condition and medication I take? Assurance on compatibility would be needed for me to start. ## can I take polycernol treatment if I have AF atril fibrilation. taking oral warfarin anti coagulant and losarten for blood pressure control.
Updated 24 days ago.
Warfarin, Lisinopril and Lipozene
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I take 4mg of Warfarin 5 days a week and 5mg of Warfarin 2 days a week. I take 10mg of Lisinopril once each day. I exercise daily and try to eat right, however I can't seem to lose any weight. Will there be any ill effects by taking lipozene along with my normal medications? Thank you in advance for your time, consideration and prompt attention I know you will give to this matter. ## Hello, Gin! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. Lipozene is a supplement that is claimed, but not proven to aid in weight loss. It has also not been evaluated for possible interactions with prescription medications or medical conditions, so there is a chance it may contain something that could cause blood thinning or elevated blood pressure and heart rate. Thus, I...
Updated 1 month ago.
Red Pinpoint Dots on calves and top of feet and sides under skin
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Hi so glad I found this forum. I am a 64 yr old female who had a st judes mechanical heart valve put in 3 yrs ago. My blood is check every 3 weekx by my csrdiologist. My range was perfect from 1.5 tp 2.5 whenever tested. Then about 1 month ago my inr was 4.8 so my doctor changed my doage of coumadin. The problem i have devloped a red pinpoint rash on my leg calves and the top ov my feet and sides of feet. Thr rash is below the skin snd not itchy or painfful. my skin is dry and peeling also. My doctof said to go to s dermatologist after he looked at it. I had been working stsnding on my feet for 4 hours st a time when it first started. I did not want to put any cream on it brcause I do not want it to get worse. Shower wster makes it redder. Has any one had the same reaction on warfsrin. I l
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How long does it take to feel better after getting off Warfarin
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I was on Warfarin for almost 6 months due to a DVT and stage 4 endometriosis. I have been off Warfarin for about 6 days. My leg still hurts and I am concerned that the clot may still be there. While on Warfarin I had arm and chest pain, leg pains, fatigue, etc. I just wondered if these symptoms will go away soon since I am no longer on the drug. ## Hello, Sam! How are you feeling? Have things improved, yet? Yes, they should go away, but it may take a couple weeks, before you really feel back to normal. Many people experience those issues while taking these types of medications and quite a few have had to switch to something else. As to the clot, have you had that checked out to see? Has the chest pain been checked out? Since you've had a clot, that is nothing to play around with, it...
Updated 1 month ago.
muscle pain from warfarin???pg
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hi I have been taking warfarin for 4 months ,prior to my PE when landing home from a long flight I was very active running and swiming every day ,since the attack every muscle and many leg joints ache all the time is this a side effect from medication,thanks john ## The symptoms you're experiencing may be the sign of a possibly serious side effect of the medication. Learn more Warfarin details here. Have you consulted your doctor? ## haha sounds about right I have spoken to the doc and he said take pain killers, dont know what else I expected from him ,, will only be on warfarin for 8 more weeks ,so then maybe the pain will go ,just seems to be the lower half of thr body,,and getting spasams in the calfs,,, dont know how they decide if things are ok ,when I had the P E , was told t...
Updated 1 month ago.
hand protection
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I discovered cycling gloves are great if you bruise as i do. I wear the gloves on the wrong hands,in other words,right hand glove on left hand, and left hand on right. That puts the cushion part on the outside,and protects your hand when working,leaving fingers free.
Updated 2 months ago.
warfarin and ferrous sulphate
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can you take Warfarin and Ferrous Sulphate at the same time ## Any one suffer hot sweats and depression since taking warfarin.i had mechanical valve seven years ago and find my self feeling dizzy hot sweats and panicky .
Updated 2 months ago.
diet pills and warfarin
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Is there any safe diet pill to take while on warfarin. Oxy elite never had an effect on INR levels. does any one know of a thermeogenic or weight loss pill that is safe? My husband has an mechanical heart valve and is a body builder. Since oxy elite got recalled we can't seem to ind something that give that energy boost. Any help would be appreciated. ## Hello, Mags! How is he doing? Has he checked with his doctor about this? They should be able to help him find something he can use that won't cause a problem. Does it have to be a weight loss product? Why not just a nutritional supplement for energy? There are some great ones available that work very well. ## It doesn't have to be weight loss anything that would give him energy would be great. Just so hard to research millio...
Updated 2 months ago.
INR dropping though warfarin dose going up, also leg spasms-what's going on?
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This is a bit long, sorry. I know it takes awhile to get the dose right, but this seems kinda weird to me, particularly since I'm getting somewhat conflicting answers from different doctors. I know I'm not missng doses, I have a pill box I use and an alarm set to go off and remind me to take it. The doctors at the blood clinic don't seem overly concerned, but they have said that they usually get people at a theraputic level faster than I'm going. I don't really take any other meds, I had a few Norco (hydrocodone acetomenophen) prescribed by the ER for a really bad headache a few days after I got out of the hospital and very rarely will take a dose for back pain, but not very often. I've taken six doses in the past five weeks, hardly regular use, and none of them ...
Updated 3 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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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