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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.&...
Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Tylenol Arthritis Pain Oral Precautions
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From the FDA Consumer Magazine , March-April 2005 by Carol Rados Few people with arthritis would be willing to stop taking a medication that works, especially when nothing else has. But what if joint pain and stiffness are inevitable if you don't take the medication, yet heart problems could occur if you do? Health officials say that, as with any drug, only you and your doctor can determine the level of risk that is acceptable with medications currently available to treat arthritis. The unsettling news in late 2004 that the popular anti-inflammatory arthritis drugs Vioxx (rofecoxib), Celebrex (celecoxib), and Bextra (valdecoxib) could cause a heart attack or stroke or aggravate high blood pressure has left some patients wondering whether they should keep taking them. Data from clinical trials showed that cyclooxygenase-2 selective agents, better known as COX-2 inhibitors, may be associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular problems, especially when used in high dose...
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