Warfarin

Category: Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)



Warfarin 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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warfarin and 5htp
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My husband takes warfarin 5 mg. per day. He has a history before and after warfarin of being irritable. After I started giving him a 150 mg. of 5htp nightly, his attitude has been much better and he is in a lot better mood. Is there any danger of him taking 5htp along with the warfarin?
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muscle pain from warfarin?
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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 10 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...
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i need to know what kind of med take for pain while on warfarin 5mg
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I have a lot of different illness and pain, I used to take tylonol ibuprofin etc, but started taking warfarin 5mg to thin blood and now they say i cannot take pain pills that also thin the blood. Q. what can I take for pain that will not interfere?? ## Hi Martha, From what I've read, Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen are two types of pain medications that do not thin the blood in and of themselves. So the OTC meds you were on prior to starting Warfarin are both fine in that regard. However, I would still recommend talking with your doctor first just to be on the safe side. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Warfarin Details Have you also considered looking into things like acupuncture or essential oils for additional pain relief? ## But I have a read that ibuprofen can mak...
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Warfarin and OPCs interaction
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Hi, I've recently had to go on Warfarin again after getting a 2nd DVT and P.E. I recently saw a troubling note next to a coffee substitute site that said to be careful with roasted Barley products as high doses of OPCs can cause potential bleeding issues. I found out that OPCs are found in a lot of things that we all love, such as Barley, Almonds, Dates, Etc.. Does anybody know of a web site that list all the items that contain OPCs and if they are hi or low with the amount.
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Can you recommend a tonic of vitamins
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Can you please advise me? My mother is 83 years old, she is taking Warfarin for a few years, she is extremely careful with this medication, she also suffers from Arthritis on her knee and wrists. Can you please advise me of a painkiller that she could take? Also I think she could benefit of taking a vitamin or a tonic. Any advise would be appreciated. ## glen - Who on earth are you asking to advise you about your mom's health needs? You're asking medical questions, some about serious medical issues. If she's taking Warfarin (a blood thinner), I'm assuming she has or has had problems with blood clots. Her arthritis might be helped by OTC anti-inflammatories but she may be helped far more by prescription medications in this category (I know I was) that she can only get fro...
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pliva 787 side effects
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I take warfarin is this medicine safe for people with a heart valve ## Hello, Jonah! How are you? As long as it has been prescribed for you, there shouldn't be a problem. It is often used prophylactically to prevent infections in those with artificial heart valves. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Alcohol on warfarin
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Hi I've been on warfarin for 2 months now from blood clots and I'm planning on going out for my birthday , I haven't drank anything since I was diagnosed but I really want to enjoy myself .I know the recommend intake of alcohol is 3 units but I was just wondering if I had any more than that ( say 5 units altogether ) would I be able to lessen the effects of the alcohol thinning my blood by taking some vitamin k the day before, day of and after? Or even taking less mg that day? ## Hello, Emma! How are you? If you've had blood clots, it's really not safe to try to play around like this, it could put your life at risk. It is entirely possible to have a lot of fun for your birthday, without drinking. However, if your doctor has okayed your imbibing, then you definitely s...
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Effects of trepiline with other medication
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I am on the following medication Warfarin , Aspavor and Co-Irbewin. can one use trepiline or other medication for burning feet ? ## Hello, Theo! How are you? The Atorvastatin in the Aspavor may increase the levels of Trepiline that you absorb, so caution should be used and you shouldn't take them together, unless your doctor has instructed you to do so, in which case they carefully calculate your dose to help keep you as safe as possible. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Trepiline/Amitriptyline as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 months ago.
 
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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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 Warfarin: (252 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-1712 Warfarin Sodium 1 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1713 Warfarin Sodium 2 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1714 Warfarin Sodium 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1715 Warfarin Sodium 3 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1716 Warfarin Sodium 4 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1718 Warfarin Sodium 6 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1719 Warfarin Sodium 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1720 Warfarin Sodium 10 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1721 Warfarin Sodium 5 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0179-0191 Warfarin Sodium 3 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0192 Warfarin Sodium 4 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0193 Warfarin Sodium 10 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0199 Warfarin Sodium 1 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0555-0831 Warfarin Sodium 1 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 0555-0832 Warfarin Sodium 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 0555-0833 Warfarin Sodium 5 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 0555-0834 Warfarin Sodium 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 0555-0835 Warfarin Sodium 10 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 0555-0869 Warfarin Sodium 2 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 0555-0874 Warfarin Sodium 4 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
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Other drugs which contain Warfarin or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


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