Warfarin

What is Warfarin?

Warfarin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). It reduces the formation of blood clots. Warfarin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries.

Questions and answers on "Warfarin"

what is the danger of a D&C at 69 years of age when my wife is on warfarin and what are the other options

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Excessive bleeding

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
D & C in an early female on warfarin can lead to excessive bleeding, infection and rarely the perforation of the uterus.
Other options are hysteroscopic guided biopsy or a...

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hi My doctor said i have a fib and wants me on warfarin will it stop me from having an erection ? if so can i take viagra .

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
rarely erectile dysfunction

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Warfarin is not a common cause for erectile problems. But rarely it can cause.

Fortunately there is no interaction known with Viagra. So occasional use may be OK. As Viagra can increase load on heart, it is...

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Where can I find info on purple toe syndrome caused by Warfarin ?
My case has advanced to total purple feet.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Links provided

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Health care magic.

Purple toes syndrome is an extremely uncommon, nonhemorrhagic, cutaneous complication associated with warfarin therapy. It is characterized by the sudden appearance of bilateral, painful, purple lesions on the...

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Hello Is there any interaction between warfarin and amoxicillin?

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Brief Answer:
Information

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

There is some interaction between amoxicillin and warfarin. The amoxicillin can increase the effects of warfarin, so there is increased risk of bleeding. It is recommended to have your INR monitored while on this combination. Call your doctor...

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Which is better for a safe blood thinner Warforin or Elequis ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Elequis less side effects as compared to warfarin

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

It is a bit difficult to what blood thinner med to use. This is because there is not sufficient research data.

However, from what has been studied so far eliquis is safer than warfarin....

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Will med Marijuana. Help with opiate withdrawals and Pain? Been on norco for severe pain and on wafrin so limited on meds

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Marijuana will increase chance for bleeding if used with Warfarin...

Detailed Answer:
Hi my dear,

I am sorry for the health situation you are going through.

Unfortunately, the use of marijuana while taking warfarin will increase the chance for bleeding. It is true that medical...

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how will valerian interact with blood thinner?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
My answer as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

Could you please specify the name of the blood thinner that you are actually taking!

There are different blood thinner and each of them has different pharmacological characteristics.

I remain at your disposal...

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can I take probiotics with warfarin?

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Brief Answer:
Yes, you can take warfarin with probiotics!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

I have reviewed your information fully. I have also reviewed the information of warfarin and probiotics, individually and collectively. There is nothing wrong( Interactions or side...

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what can i take instead of xarelto 20 mg for a blood thinner

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Warfarin is a good option!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

What is the problem with Xarelto? It would be interesting to know so as to make recommendations with that in mind. However, warfarin is the most commonly used substitute for Xarelto and vice versa....

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Will flaxseed, acacia gum, or agave inulin affect my warfarin or propafenone and propanalol usage?

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Brief Answer:
Flas seeds are known to interfere with warfarin and inulin.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
Out of all three food products mentioned, flax seeds can interfere with both warfarin and propofenone.
This is due to presence of omega 3 fatty acids...

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Recent questions on  Warfarin

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I was just diagnosed with CIN3 and I have PMDD, Endometriosis, Protein S deficiency and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. I am 37 with 2 healthy children. I currently take Lexapro, monophasic birth control, Warfarin, and aspirin. The doctor first suggested a LEEP, although knowing I am finished having children and that fact that I need to come off the blood thinner for every procedure suggested I may want to have a hysterectomy taking out only one ovary, the uterus and the cervix because she said I cannot take HRT due to my blood coagulation issues. The only thing that has kept my PMDD in check over the years has been birth control. I tried several times going off the B.C. and each time I ended up bat shit crazy (excuse the language but it describes it perfectly)! My gynecologist also told me I can t be on birth control anymore for the same reasons (coagulation factors). With my blood being controlled with warfarin and a stable INR why would there be any more risk or liability prescribing me birth control? I feel like I would rather eventually die from Cervical Cancer than be a mentally unstable woman for the rest of my life. I m sure I ultimately don t mean that, but that s how afraid I am of my own hormones when they are unbalanced. I m not afraid of cancer but I am afraid of PMDD. PLEASE help me figure something out:-)

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My 65 year old wife is taking Fluticasone as an inhaler and Montelukast which were prescribed for a chronic mild but somewhat annoying cough, and Hypertension, respectively. She is now experiencing frequent bouts of diarrhea, and shortness of breath and what feels like her heart is pounding with sweating upon what is otherwise normal activity physical activity. She is also taking Xaralto for A-Fib and has discontinued Warfarin as per the Doctor s orders. We were thinking about discontinuing the Fluticasone to see if the diarrhea is relieved but were uncertain due the drug being a corticosteroid. She also since childhood has a history of Positive TB Test without presenting any symptoms. Is it unsafe for her to discontinue the use of Fluticasone?

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i am a 32 year old woman who had a dvt in 2009. I just had my pt and i and r tested and my numbers were not therapeutic. 0.9 and 11.7 to be exact. I take 10 mg of warfarin daily but my legs are swolen and I have numbness, pain and tingling in my left arm should i be alarmed?

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Hi...I am on warfarin now temporarily following a right THR. My last INR last thursday was 1.6 and I have been taking 5 mg nightly since then. I used both Udo s Oil and ground flaxseed this morning on my cottage cheese and fruit...what was I thinking?! Just was trying to work in a little natural fiber etc. Anyway, I assume this is not recommended w warfarin...I won t do it again as long as I am on warfarin. My question...do I have anything to be concerned about today? Should I skip eating the salmon I was going to cook tonight? (no big deal...can use tomorrow). Thanks so much for advice.....

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Hi sir...I'm uploading the ecg report ...Could you please shed some light on it...

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My 74 year old mother has afib, which she was diagnosed with 2 to 3 years ago. She was cardioverted and placed on flecanide. Few months later had another afib episode and cardioverted again. Then, few months later decided to have the cardiac...

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My 90-year-old mother is very sensitive to medications. She has a-symptomatic A-Fib. They have given her one baby aspirin (81 mg) a day for a while to reduce her blood cell and platelet clotting ability. This has gone well. They are thinking of...

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