Generic Name: WARFARIN - ORAL Pronounced: (WARF-uh-rin) Coumadin Oral Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or
increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all
possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including
prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your
doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any
medicines without your doctor's approval.
Warfarin interacts with many prescription,
nonprescription, vitamin, and herbal products. This includes medications that
are applied to the skin or inside the vagina or rectum. The interactions with
warfarin usually result in an increase or decrease in the "blood-thinning"
(anticoagulant) effect. Your doctor or other health care professional should
closely monitor you to prevent serious bleeding or clotting problems. While
taking warfarin, it is very i...
People who suffer with Atrial Fibrillation ask this question very, very frequently. It is a common worry. Why? A couple reasons seem to pop up when you ask patients. First, people are afraid of the medication used to prevent strokes called warfarin. (The trade name and most commonly used medication is called Coumadin®.) Because Atrial Fibrillation can lead to stagnant blood flow, and the formation of blood clots within the upper priming chambers of the heart called the Atria, strokes can occur with Atrial Fibrillation. Due to this it is highly recommended by cardiologists that patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter be on an anticoagulant medication. Warfarin/Coumadin® is the medication that is usually prescribed. Warfarin is a chemical that keeps the blood from clotting properly. It works to block the effects of Vitamin K in the clotting mechanism of the body. In layman’s terms, warfarin thins the blood.&...
It's been seven weeks since I had my baby . The time is really flying by and soon my maternity leave will be over. I've been slowly getting back to normal since pregnancy. My hormones are calming down, the nausea is gone and it's nice not to be waddling anymore. The baby weight is also coming off and I was so excited last week when I could actually get back into some of my pre-pregnancy clothes. However, I think the best part of not being pregnant is the fact I don't have to endure those belly shots anymore. That's right; I took my last Lovenox shot the other day and couldn't be happier. The shots helped to prevent a blood clot from forming during my pregnancy. The injectable blood thinner was safer for my baby, since the medication doesn't cross the placenta. But now, I say goodbye to those horrendous shots and hello to my old friend Coumadin . During my last week of shots my doctor had me start the oral blood thinner,...
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