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Warfarin

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 inaccurately, 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 brod...

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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: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfarin

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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...
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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...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
diatomaceous earth with an artificial heart valve
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I have an artificial mitral heart valve. Is it safe to take DE with an artificial heart valve? Will it damage it in any way? Also, is it safe to take DE while taking Warfarin? ## Hello, Catzilla007! How are you? Diatmaceous earth is just classified as an inert supplement, so in theory, there shouldn't be any problems with your taking it, nor did I find any problems listed between it and Warfarin, which the FDA classifies as a blood thinner, so it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, easy bruising and increased risk of bleeding. However, since you do have an artificial valve and are on the Warfarin, you should double check with your doctor, before taking it. They are sometimes aware of problems that aren't listed in the databases, because they have learned...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
White Pill (approx 8mm x 1.5mm) With G On One Side And Zo 5 The Other
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My father was given this in place of Warfarin - his blood levels are critical now... WHAT IS THIS THING?! I have no current CPS, but I need to identify this tablet. Shame on the pharmacy!! ## The tablet with those markings contains 5mgs of Zopiclone, which is used for the short term treatment on insomnia. If they put this in a bottle claiming it was Warfarin, I'd be seriously taking this issue up with the pharmacy, immediately. How is he doing? ## He's ok. So far so good. His levels should be between 2 and 3... he was down at 1.1. Not a good thing... he could have stroked out for heavens sake. I recently spoke with the Pharmacist.. he feels just terrible, and is writing to Dad's specialist wrt the mixup. He told me it was zopiclone... I guess a little r&r is ok... but th...
Updated 20 days ago.
 
Warfarin and the Sun
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Do you sunburn easier when taking Warfarin ## I was unable to locate any information stating Warfarin effects the skin while sunbathing. To learn more about the effects of Warfarin click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## Had a mini stroke,affected speech for short time .less than half hour,now on warfarin[3 mgs daily]. Q1 Can I maintain my exercise regime ,walking every other day for approx 4 mile and leisurely swimming Q2 I sunbathe come summer abroad taking all necessary sensible precautions but like to tan,or should I avoid the sun? ## Hi Rhonda, I have been on warfarin for two years now after a stroke and have found exercise is fine, but if you want to spend a lot of time in the sun I would suggest a hat of some...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
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 2 months 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 2 months 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
Updated 2 months ago.
 
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 3 months 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 3 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.

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