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Category: Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)

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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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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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Coumadin vs warfarin
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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How long does it take to feel better after getting off Warfarin
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...
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muscle pain from warfarin???pg
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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hand protection
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.
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warfarin and ferrous sulphate
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 .
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diet pills and warfarin
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...
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INR dropping though warfarin dose going up, also leg spasms-what's going on?
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 ...
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blue oval pill 9 926
Its a blue oval pill on one half is weitten 9 on the other half is written 926 Whats that? ## Hello, Ro! How are you? Does the tablet also have the word barr on the opposite side? If so, it contains 6mgs of Warfarin, which is a blood thinner. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and increased risk of bleeding.
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Memitol Ingredients
Wanting to know what Memitol is made up of please? ## Ingredientes in memitol ## I'm not aware of how many different brands there are of this supplement, but the Memitol mind and memory supplement label from a company called Nutricell, lists the following ingredients: Bacopa Monnieri 20% 300mg Rhodiola Rosea 4% 100mg Phosphatidyl Serine 20% 50mg Reishi Powder 50mg Ginkgo Biloba 4:1 50mg Huperzine A 1% 200mcg It looks like a natural supplement used to support enhanced cognitive function and to help fight age related memory loss. I hope these details help! ## Thankyou very much David, is very helpful Regards Fiona ## I wish that formulators of brain enhancement supplements would not include ingrediants such as Ginkgo Biloba because about half the population are on blood thinners such ...
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Does Garcinia Cambogias Interact With Warfarin
Is taking Garcinia Cambogias contraindicated for people taking Warfarin? Thanks Pat ## Hi Pat, Based on my research, when it comes to most herbal supplements, the drug interactions with prescription drugs are not well known until they have been around a long time. The majority of herbal supplements are usually well tolerated and don't interact but it's impossible to know for sure. If I can make any suggestions, it would be to let your doctor know that you are taking this supplement and to monitor any side effects while taking the Garcinia Cambogias and Warfarin together. If it were me, I would just take some notes based on how I'm feeling after starting the supplement- just to be aware of any odd changes that might occur. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Wa...
Updated 2 months 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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