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Can anyone tell me about warfarin ?

My father been advice to take wafarin after 2 weeks and I dont have any knowledge of this medication, could anyone share any knowledge of this medication with me Recently my father was admitted to hospital due to minor stroke after 10 years, after numerous of test and x tray now he is discharge at home with medication but after 2 week he need to be under wafarin by the advice of the doctors, I not sure of this medication. Anyone, with any advice how to prevent another stroke ?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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  User's Response is a blood thinner...I was on it for 6 months after having a blood clot in my lungs. your father is going to have to have his blood closely monitored and his levels checked every couple of days of a while until they figure out the right dosage for him...everything that he eats will effect his INR (the rate at which his blood clots) warfarin is a NASTY medication, but it is also the only thing that they have to thin your blood. it is rat poision...and I am NOT kidding...ask his doctor!!! it is extremely hard on your liver and that is why they try to only have you on it for 6 months. but it is better than the alternative...not taking it. go to the website should be a wealth of information for you there. I suggest that if they can not get his medication levels stable within the first 1-2 months...that you ask your doctor to refer you to the coumidin clinic...they are fantastic!! Good Luck to your father and I hope all goes well!!!
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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