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Sintrom and Warfarin

In Spain I take sintrom and my INR is 2.00 and 3.00 and take9.50mg and 8.50mg per week when on holiday in Wales what must I take as my Spanish control is only for 5weeks please can you help is sintrom 1mg equal to warfarin 1mg. Best Regards, Beryl ## Yes, it is the same medication, just sold under a different name in a different country. IS there anything else I can help you with? ## I take sintrom in spain my inr 2.5-3.5 when in the UK I would like to continue with sintrom as I have a supply I can get my inr taken but they do not recognise sintrom normally if my inr is 3.20 I take 8.5 mg per week can you tell me the d how the dosage changes with change of inr mine never goes above3.20 but has been 1.9 ## i have recently changed from innohep to simtrom but at the moment i am on aweekly ...

Sintrom - eliquis

I’ve been told I can discontinue sintrom after taking it for three weeks the cardiologist said I can stop it and start taking eliquis 5 mg I thought you had to wean off sintrom but worried about ingesting another coagulant while sintrom is still in my system shall I wait five days of not taking a anticoagulant ie sintrom before starting the eliquis (Apixaban) ?

Help - new medication (sintrom), diabetes and high blood pressure

Hi. My husband has just got home from a 7 day stay in the hospital, where he was diagnosed as having a large blood clot in his shoulder and a smaller one behind his knee. He is an insulin dependant diabetic, VERY overweight (at the moment at least. That one, we are going to work on asap). Tests yesterday revealed the clots have responded very well. He has been placed on an initial dosage of 4mg of sintrom daily, and has been given sintrom in the hospital. The doctors were obviously aware of the insulin (and metformin) medications, also that he has meds for high blood pressure. Reading the advisory with the sintrom, I couldn't find any counter indications to his medication regime. Having checked the internet advice I am now very concerned that he's going to have adverse reactions...

sintrom 4 mg

how do you keep sintrom blood level between 2.0 and 3.0, as it seems to sometimes go lower ## Sintrom is an anticoagulant that contains the active ingredient Acenocoumarol. There is no hard and fast way to keep the blood level constant for these medications. That is why your doctor has o do a blood test regularly to check and see if your dosage needs to be adjusted. Certain things you eat may also be affecting it, such as a lot of dark leafy green vegetables that contain Vitamin K. Are there any other comments or questions? ## Can you loose your hair by using Sintrom 4 mg ## Yes I had a Angiagram early this year and a stint fitter August since then my calf are swollen twice the size I have burning sensation stabbing pain dizzle spells but pain all day in my legs also from angle to knee ...

Inr levels and drinking alcohol

Hi. I suffered pulmonary embolism last August and am lucky to be here today. Both lungs were affected but I'm way ahead in my recovery. I'm taking 3mg of sintrom per day and I'm wondering why my inr is only 1.8? I'm eating the correct foods and not drinking alcohol, which by the way I was also wondering if I could have a drink as it's very boring out with friends drinking water all the time? ## It would be best not to imbibe, since the NIH reports that alcohol may cause additional blood thinning as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, and headache. As to your INR, how much exercise do you get each day? What types of foods do you eat? Are you on any other medications, or vitamins? ## Hi Vermon Many thanks for reply I cycle 5klms a day walk another 5 as I live ...

Sintrom +other medicaitions?

I have been taking Sintrom (10 yrs) as I have 12 stents around my heart. I still have angina. I recently went to A&E after a fall, and the duty doctor looked at my medications Plavix/Aspirin/Sintrom, and seemed horrified that I take ALL of these. My blood is so thin, that if I even scratch my arm casually, it takes up to an hour to stop, my sheets are a mess each morning. Is the above combination TOO MUCH thinning? I darent even eat a single piece of green veg!!! ## Hi Olivo. Aspirin and Sintrom are not a very good combination as i heard the doctor saying. You should research possible drug interactions between these two pills. Best regards.

Starting Sintrom

My husband is starting sintrom as he has had a very small stroke. We did not know, only noticed by numb lips. What can we expect as far as side effects are concerned and how often are blood tests done? He also has quite a slow pulse and arrhythmia. Is there a specific diet...can you eat foods with vitamin k in them? ## My Husband has just started Sintrom. Does anyone have advise. Anyone suffer adverse effects. As much information would be welcomed please.

Sintrom 1 mg tablet twice a day

i had a 1 blood clot on each lung. Will I be on sintrom for the rest of my life ? ## Some people do need to take it for life, but not all, it depends on the severity of your condition, and whether or not you develop anymore clots. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising. Are you on any other medications?

I Have Been Taking Sintrom For Several Years and have to Control Test Every Month Am Going Goa 5 Months In November Will It Be Possi

I have been taking Sintrom for several years now and have to go for a control test every month. In November I am going to Goa for 5 months. Will I be able to get this control test there? If so, where do I go? I shall be staying in the Cavelossim / Mobor area of South Goa ## Hi jack, Because I am based in the US, I am unaware of the availability of Sintrom control tests in other countries. However the best advice I can offer at this moment would be to contact your current doctor (or whom ever administers the control test for you now) and see if they can refer you to another location in or around where you'll be staying. I can look up various hospitals and organizations in India and provide their contact details, but it will have little use if one is unfamiliar with their surrounding ...

Blood Thinners - Sintrom dose

Another day, another blood test! Father, 82, had an ICD fitted Oct '15 after 6 week check he was started on blood thinner Sintrom Dec '15. Initial dose of 14g reduced to 10g, then 9g. INR today was 5.9 & re-test was 6.3! After discussion with hospital he has now been prescribed1g/day for 14 days then another good test. How long does it usually take to settle on a dose that keeps the INR stable between 2.0 & 3.0. ## Should read Sintron. Dark U/A prompted a clinic visit last Sunday. Nurse said this was common. Strip test showed no probs. INR was 6+ then 5+ & finally 2.9 which got me thinking as to the accuracy of the testers (see other discussion). The lower INR is the first time it's been between the goal of 2 & 3 which is great & perhaps shows the decreas...

is sintrom an anticholinergic

The latest research results show that anticholinergic drugs produce a much higher risk of developing Alzheimers disease. I am taking Sintrom as a 'blood thinner' but don't wish to become a vegetable! ## Hello, Margaret! How are you? No, it is an anticoagulant, specifically a vitamin K antagonist. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Is there anything else I can help with?

sintrom risks stopping for two days before injection

I have to have cortisone injection in lumbar spine and my doctor instructs me to stop taking Sintrom for two days beforehand.What are thr risks in doing so? I am 95 years old. ## My sintrom 4mg is finished and I am in Germany. Can I substitute it with Acetylsalicy tablets? ## Hello, Richard! How are you? There is a slight risk of developing blood clots, from stopping it, but the risk isn't very high, if you're only stopping for 2 days. It would be best to follow your doctor's instructions for your own safety. Sintrom is classifies by the FDA as an anticoagulant and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Eddy, have you consulted a doctor there? They should be able to prescribe something equivale...

Flu injection

When I have the common flu injection, the next day I start flu synptoms which goes on for weeks.As I am on sintrom and other Rythmonorm tablets, does this have anything to do with this situation? I also have Priola injection (60mg) every six months for my bones.Is there any side effects with the other tablets? ## Hi Araxi! Sometimes when people get the flu shot they can get flu symptoms. It doesn't happen to every one but it does to some people. Call your doctor if you feel that bad. He can answer all your questions. I hope you feel better.


I am on sintrom,half of a 4mg. tablet per day. The control at Mojon in Los Cristianos, Tenerife, gave me a return date for my INR of 6th,August, even though I told them I would be in England seeing my children. My INR is 2.1. They said I should go to a Clinic there, even though I am a resident here, and do not have a doctor in UK. I will be in East Grimstead, then Oxford,and Ketering.

Visitor to USA (Los Angeles)- where to go for Sintrom test and med prescription

Where can I take my mom to have her Sintrom test in Los Angeles, as she will be visiting with me for 3 months from Europe? Do I need to bring her to a specific doctor to have her tested and get her prescription? ## Hello, Carm! How are you? I hope you enjoy the visit with your mother. Do you currently have a PCP that you see regularly? If so, I'd suggest asking them, if you are an established patient, they may be willing to see her a few times, while she's here and handle it for you.

sintrom tylenol

What painkiller can I get to go with sintrom Cant get tylenol in Spain ## Hello, John! How are you? Have you tried just looking for Acetaminophen? It may also be under Paracetamol. That would be the generic for Tylenol that store brands and such are sold under. Learn more Acetaminophen details here. If they don't have it available at all there, then I'd suggest speaking to your doctor to see what else you can take.

Sintrom and Cordarone

I am 63 and because of the arrhythmias the doctor prescribe to use cordarone .After 1.5 year of using cordarone the doctor says to stop taking sintrom directly ( not by minimizing the dosage) and instead to use Aspirin. Do the use of cordarone make unnecessary to take sintrom? Its ok to stop the Sintrom directly after almost 2 years of using it? ## Hi, Seni! The Aspirin he's advised you to take will work similarly to the Sintrom, since it also works as a blood thinner. Learn more Aspirin details here. Stopping the Sintrom abruptly, without taking anything to work as a blood thinner could cause problems, but that's likely why he told you to take the Aspirin. However, you should check with your doctor to be certain. Ae there any other questions or concerns?

Do I need Sintron

I live in Spain and after a recent reoccurance of intermittent arrythmia, I have been prescribed apocard to regulate the heartbeat abd sintron in case of blood clotting. I have been taking these for over six months now and have had no reoccurance of the arrythmia since December. Do I really need to continue taking these medicines for ever as has been indicated by the Spanish doctors. I am only 57 participate regularly in sport and consider myself healthy. I don't like taking drugs and would rather not but it seems that now I am in the system there is no escape! ## Hi, Pete! I understand your concern, but really, regardless of what country you live in, unless they are holding you somewhere and forcefully injecting you with medications, there is no way that any system can make you tak...


I have to start taking Sintrom today. Do l have to take it at the same time every day and what is the best time. Plus is it still OK to fly whilst taking Sintrom ## Sintrom contains the active ingredient Warfarin, it is a blood thinner and yes, it should be taken at the same time, every day. As to flying, yes, you can do so, however, there are some things you should be aware of, before you do so. If you are prone to clotting, and actually anybody should do this, if you are on a long flight, make sure you get up every few hours and move around a bit. Don't just stay sedentary in your seat. The recycled air in the cabins tends to be very dry, this can lead to dryness of your nasal passages and could result in them cracking or bleeding, which you don't want to occur when you are on...

Sintrom And Alcohol

I am currently taking Sintrom because of a blood clot and my question is related to drinking alcohol especially now with so many Xmas events coming up: How much is ok to drink in one night? I am not a regular drinker but I do like to have a few when I am out which is maybe 1-2 times/week. I have spoken to so many doctors about this and it is very confusing. I just went to see a supposely high leve expert on DVT in the UK and he told me I could drink no problem as long as I didnt fall over and hit my head or vomit but most of the doctors I have previously consulted, mainly in Spain, have told me not to drink more than 1-2 beers!!! Who should I trust?? Thanks, Mick ## Trust that UK expert. There is not much of risk of bleeding when combining Sintrom with alcohol. Avoid to get too drank - ...


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