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 Warfarin

Warfarin, sold under the brand name Coumadin among others,[1] is a medication that is used as an anticoagulant (blood thinner).[4] It is commonly used to treat blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and to prevent stroke in people who have atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease or artificial heart valves.[4] Less commonly it is used following ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and orthopedic surgery....
Ergo 7 Warfarin

Is Ergo 7 + contraindicated when taking Warfarin ? Thanks, Pat ## When it comes to comparing natural supplements with prescription drugs, there unfortunately doesn't appear to be any reliable source of information pertaining to possible safety concerns or interactions. After looking at the ingredients in Ergo 7, I have no reason to believe that there would be an interaction of any kind. However you may want to play it safe by starting with a small dose and just working your way up to see how you respond to the combination. I hope this helps. It definitely looks like a supplement that I would consider trying! ...

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Warfarin / Altosec

I have been using Warfarin since Dec.'06, due to blood clot in arm,my stomach started giving problems, then I was put on Altosec. Strange thing is that I have been experiencing pain in my heel. I am trying to find the cause of the pain.When I get up in the morning I can hardly walk, due to the pain in my heels.Could this be a side effect of the drugs? Anyone out there with the same experience? I cannot take the warfarin without the Altosec, as I said because of the problem in the stomach. I had a gastroscopy which showed gastritis,therefor I was put on the Altosec. I am really worried about this, doctors just prescribe and do not worry about the side-effects. I sleep very badly, wake up several times during the night with no feeling in my hands, like needles and pins. ## I have star... ...

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warfarin and 5htp

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? ## Hello, Emmy Lou! How are you and your husband? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed between them, but it is always best to let his doctor know that he's taking it, to be extra cautious. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Warfarin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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warfarin rebound ?

I want to quit warfarin due to potential and actual bleeding . Had a two day nose bleed and still going. I was given warfarin because of afib. since then ( 9 months ) i have controlled my afib pretty well. I will see my doctor soon to get his input but wondering if I will experience any rebound or withdrawal effect ? I am also on lisinopril and Amdolopine will it affect these meds if and when I quit warfarin.. ## There can be a slight rebound if you suddenly stop taking any medication, including Warfarin, which is why it's very important to never stop taking something, without your doctor's approval and supervision. It likely should not affect your other medications. You can read more about this medication on MedlinePlus. What have you done for the nosebleed? Did you go to the E... ...

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Warfarin & Supradyn

I take 3mg of warfarin daily. As supradyn contains vitamin K is it safe for me? ## It's highly doubtful, since Vitamin K can effect your blood clotting, it should generally be avoided, when taking Warfarin, usually you are even told to avoid foods that contain a lot of it, such as spinach. Learn more Warfarin details here. Have you talked to your doctor about it? They may be able to adjust your Warfarin dose to accommodate for it, or help you find a supplement that doesn't have vitamin K in it. My dad takes it and his doctor was able to help find several options that he can safely take. ## can you tell us the name of that substitute supliments ? ...

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warfarin and roxys

If u take warfarin and take alot of roxys can it raise your inr level to the piont the inr level Can be dangerous ## Hello, Brown eyes! How are you? No, Oxycodone hasn't been known to do that, though it is recommended that a patients INR always be checked within a few days of starting any new medication, since there's no way to predict exactly how anyone may react to something. The FDA classifies Oxycodone as being a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Warfarin may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Have they both been prescribed for you? ...

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Warfarin headache

After a few weeks on a 5mg/day warfarin schedule I developed daily headaches in a specific area on the left side of my head. When I consulted my cardiologist I was told that warfarin doesn't cause headaches. I had to continue taking the medication because I had 2 previous episodes of atrial flutter. I had just changed my primary care physician and mentioned the headaches. He for some reason decided to check my vitamin B12 level. It was too low. I started taking a 1000mcg tablet daily. My headaches started to occur less frequently with less pain within about three weeks and after 8 weeks were gone. Hope this helps someone. ...

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Warfarin Sod 10 Mgs

What does SOD mean in a prescription of warfarin 10mgs ## It stands for Sodium, which denotes the type of chemical salt that the drug is derived from. Warfarin, the active ingredient in Coumadin is a blood thinner, it is used to help prevent clotting and to help treat certain cardiac conditions. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and bleeding. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## what does SOD mean in a warfarin tablet 2.5 mg? ## what does SOD mean in warfrin 2.5? ...

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supradol warfarin

Can I take supradol (after tooth extraction) while taking warfarin? ## Hello, D! How are you? Sorry about the dental problem. No, you shouldn't take this, unless your doctor specifically tells you that it is safe for you to do so. Supradol contains the active ingredient Ketorolac, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and it can actually cause additional blood thinning. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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Plavix vs Warfarin

I have been taking Plavix for 3 years or more and now my insurance company says that is not on their approved list. Is warfarin an acceptable substitute? ## The only thing I know is that the doctor told my husband Plavix makes blood slippery so it can get into smaller places but it doesn't affect the clotting and Warfarin makes the blood not clot as fast ## i think it depends on what you are taking it for. Plavix Is An Oral Antiplatelet Agent Used In Treatment Of Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, And Cerebrovascular Disease. i've been on coumadin and actually have been happier on plavix none of the bi weekly blood works , i can eat what i want as i love green leafy vegtables. but i have heard that if someone has been on plavix a long time it is harder to cont... ...

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warfarin & temazapam

How will temazapam affect warfarin level ## Hello, Robyn! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed between these two medications, but you should always double check such information to be sure. The Temazepam carries the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My 81 year old husband takes 8mg warfarin daily for Atrial fibrillation,he also has mild COPD. He suffers from insomnia us it safe for him to take 10mgTemazepam while on warfain? ...

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Warfarin and the Sun

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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warfarin to xarelto

I had a DVT in 2001 and have been on warfarin since. I've had no problem with it and go every week to get my INR checked which is no big deal. Now, my doctor wants to switch me to Xarelto but I'm scared. Opinions will be GREATLY appreciated. thanks!! ## I though I'd already posted some advice for you….but then again, I am getting old, so I may have forgotten, or it could have been a post from someone entirely different…it's hard to tell with me! :-) Anyway….my best suggestion is to call your doctor's office and ask for a consultation appointment, that way you can sit down and talk to them about your concerns. Make sure to ask them as many questions as you can think of about the medication and what benefits they th... ...

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Alcohol on warfarin

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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warfarin and alcohol

I have been drinking & taking warfarin for over 1 year now pretty much nightly & have been keeping my INR 99% of the time where it is suppose to be? So what is the big Hype about not drinking or only 2 in 1 week period? ## Hello, Terri! How are you? Alcohol can also cause blood thinning, so for people with a very touchy INR that rarely remains stable, it could be very dangerous for them to drink. Learn more Warfarin details here. My dad always liked just one beer a day and he's also been on it for years, but his doctor never worried about it, because his INR usually stayed pretty stable and near where it should be. Are there any other questions or concerns? ...

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Warfarin and Damiana

Does anybody take Damiana and Warfarin, and would there be any interaction between the two? I have tried Maca with Warfarin but my INR was 5.1. ## In my personal investigation, there appear to be no drug interaction studies between pharmaceutical preparations and most OTC herbal supplements; including Damiana. That said, the general consensus is to talk with your prescribing doctor before adding any herbal supplements to your prescription regimen. You could also try consulting a naturopathic physician who understands how certain plants function in our bodies (via their mechanism of action) relative to blood thinners such as Warfarin. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but it's best to be on the safe side, especially if you're going to be on Warfarin for any extended length of... ...

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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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Coumadin vs Warfarin

Been on Coumadin for 22 years no problems.... Insurance wants me to take Warfarin. Doctors prefer brand name because I am the first person in the US with four artificial heart valves. Afraid to make the switch but price is very high on pension. Really don't want to switch. Afraid. Any thoughts. Would like some doctors to respond. ## Dear Kathy, Judging from your unique and isolated circumstance, it sounds like it would be best to try and stay on what you know already works. There's an old sayin' that says, "don't try to fix what isn't broken" - and it sounds like insurance companies will try to do just that by forcing you onto something different based on their own personal preference instead of what's logically sound. But If insurance isn't going to ... ...

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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 ... ...

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