Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 009218/005.

Names and composition

"COUMADIN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of WARFARIN SODIUM.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
009218/005 COUMADIN WARFARIN SODIUM TABLET/ORAL 10MG
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009218/012 COUMADIN WARFARIN SODIUM INJECTABLE/INJECTION 75MG per VIAL
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009218/016 COUMADIN WARFARIN SODIUM TABLET/ORAL 7.5MG
009218/018 COUMADIN WARFARIN SODIUM TABLET/ORAL 2.5MG
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009218/023 COUMADIN WARFARIN SODIUM TABLET/ORAL 4MG
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009218/025 COUMADIN WARFARIN SODIUM TABLET/ORAL 3MG
009218/026 COUMADIN WARFARIN SODIUM TABLET/ORAL 6MG

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Answered questions

What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Lyndsay Millender 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Mira Bruington 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Walton Samayoa 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Sibyl Schneeberger 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Janene Farrand 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Magda Roxas 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Shawanda Mroz 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Cherly Franzen 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Kiara Boyett 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Renea Hamamoto 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Maisie Alvarez 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Mabelle Flythe 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Towanda Engelhardt 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Beth Caguimbal 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Bertram Magistrale 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Erlene Claypoole 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Tuyet Bialke 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Karl Conca 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Elenore Penister 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Viki Kleinsasser 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by Cameron Jephson 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Kelsey Pellegrin 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Cleveland Montis 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Margarite Popelka 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Staci Schuette 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Irving Borling 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Milton Presto 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Lowell Daddio 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Rosette Kochanek 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Iesha Duenwald 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Zola Weyer 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Minerva Novack 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Penny Prchlik 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Eladia Bateman 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Senaida Collie 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by Shirl Wilfong 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Vita Barufaldi 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Cleo Perrilloux 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Chere Delosier 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Effie Petersen 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Cristi Suares 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Codi Hartman 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Tamera Rumpel 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Roxana Azahar 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Tobie Callens 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Alaina Reagor 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Daniele Pirre 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Elicia Kellar 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Israel Miska 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by Dean Syddall 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Louise Bayard 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Travis Dominowski 1 year ago.


What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Stacee Doljac 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Britt Julitz 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Wei Schoepp 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Christiana Franeo 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Liane Raterman 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Louie Lazzara 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Stephen Thorton 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Delilah Garsjo 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Katrina Wolters 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Annamae Catlin 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Flo Llarenas 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Britney Graap 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Mitzie Garnsey 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Maire Kreusch 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Loraine Batta 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Jina Norfolk 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Aide Conneely 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Bryon Roghair 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Marty Dyers 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Roseline Fragman 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by Maryellen Liederbach 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Jeanette Ferrarotti 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Emely Wolfing 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Tyesha Melot 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Tamesha Costales 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Livia Muzzey 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Rebeca Warder 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Shirlee Benzie 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Ehtel Public 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Cameron Galardo 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Gwyneth Papagni 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Willena Katen 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Cathern Jezewski 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Alecia Mcday 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Christal Dokken 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by Macie Hykes 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Denny Haran 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Christin Pian 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Alita Vanbibber 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Kendra Gianni 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Andree Willets 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Johnson Panchana 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Myron Schlabs 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Alaina Sempek 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Ashley Sessin 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Lorette Mcelhenney 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Meredith Sheidler 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Nicky Waugh 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Alene Woolery 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by Kieth Kronk 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Bobbie Nuckolls 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Gonzalo Breutzmann 1 year ago.


What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Johna Thie 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Bernardine Shur 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Minerva Stipp 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Kristofer Kazimi 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Regena Bunyea 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Isis Sonne 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Josefa Stendeback 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Joannie Hanacek 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Rae Klinnert 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Rebbecca Simmering 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Lane Slanker 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Tomi Wordsworth 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Danita Owusu 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Johnette Cromartie 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Elvin Whittiker 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Tory Hammett 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Nellie Fassino 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Bruce Fenchel 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Clementine Barkdoll 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Sydney Siddiqi 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by Jenee Scribner 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Geoffrey Deardurff 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Rolf Hovard 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Britt Struebing 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Sommer Chauvette 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Phyliss Boening 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Kareen Morock 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Art Reali 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Alecia Triece 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Bernard Vilardi 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Marianna Hettes 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Ulysses Swaner 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Marcelina Siefkes 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Khadijah Weather 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Winfred Herby 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by Elicia Berrospe 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Shaunda Tedrick 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Bennie Sweetwood 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Russell Lynady 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Son Dowey 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Kristopher Hobstetter 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Hong Sibilia 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Eugenia Treichel 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Vernon Husni 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Ashlea Molzahn 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Sung Pascarelli 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Rachal Lindenmuth 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Keenan Ceruantes 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Susanna Wiant 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by Andy Solivan 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Sarita Vaksman 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Ai Fuster 1 year ago.


What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Charlsie Billings 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Arminda Maver 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Alda Borowicz 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Glennis Wronski 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Randi Rideau 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Asley Dubon 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Corrina Calle 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Sherie Colman 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Rachele Abbott 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Lavern Alderman 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Christena Luckenbaugh 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Melinda Careaga 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Lucinda Chasey 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Toya Ledgerwood 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Tyler Feely 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Kaleigh Greenrose 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Jewell Stours 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Ruthie Himebaugh 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Eva Cianciolo 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Ninfa Pouncey 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by Aurelia Lanfair 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Rhett Loggin 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Monika Calleo 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Myron Benthin 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Mireille Alberthal 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Janiece Kulwicki 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Irish Obradovich 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Kerry Kneip 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Robbi Sammet 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Mindi Castillero 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Lashaun Dosch 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Genia Nelmark 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Jeff Grossen 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Jazmine Vereb 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Frederica Alam 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by Un Harrel 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Janna Brihon 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Zula Talerico 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Lilli Ellman 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Ressie Goughnour 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Kathrine Pancoast 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Nam Deyette 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Arminda Tromp 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Suzy Gonseth 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Larry Mendivel 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Luann Monz 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Marlys Bailor 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Jaunita Koizumi 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Margo Bardis 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by Viviana Sitzman 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Camelia Siske 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Kesha Longbotham 1 year ago.


What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Sumiko Huggins 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Neil Kuch 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Samira World 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Tu Mcclatchey 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Jenell Devoy 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Andera Nussey 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Zachariah Feret 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Darlena Dutton 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Reagan Handcock 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Dean Sydnor 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Chloe Guerette 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Josiah Bustamante 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Hortense Waisman 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Willia Terazes 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Corey Gerber 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Jeramy Habel 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Tim Kanzenbach 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Toshiko Massei 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Lane Goren 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Vicky Mante 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by Luther Lacher 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Kandis Trites 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Kyle Fornerod 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Laverne Fama 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Charisse Kistle 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Wilfred Tooke 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Joellen Benkert 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Darrin Zsadanyi 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Delena Loeurm 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Moira Ruddy 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Minh Boudoin 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Alanna Magsayo 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Roberto Glanton 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Tyrone Zacchini 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Laronda Mellado 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by Minnie Kiener 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Elouise Zien 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Debi Sleaford 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Lovie Hynum 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Mia Cassada 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Odis Angus 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Melba Speroni 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Clinton Luckie 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Mirian Kruczek 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Horacio Bursik 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Edith Postin 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Davina Zelkin 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Arline Scappaticci 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Francisco Hedegore 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by Leroy Beddia 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Tina Faust 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Herta Voss 1 year ago.


What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Dian Papalia 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Cher Shelhorse 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Thersa Machowski 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Elease Shanholtzer 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Bernardine Arnerich 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Tamesha Bolden 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Andy Husky 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Lula Yap 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Exie Treib 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Sheena Filley 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Dana Bandemer 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Christian Skelly 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Lily Rinauro 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Adrianna Angstadt 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Chandra Brewer 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Elly Adjei 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Bev Baseler 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Kenneth Northam 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Sierra Wendelboe 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Kenyetta Shappy 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by George Gallentine 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Rosario Denault 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Fransisca Schlueter 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Isis Schwindt 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Elwanda Waddle 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Dalia Dimpson 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Danae Jeffreys 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Maragaret Vicioso 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Alva Sekula 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Arianna Eisenhart 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Andrea Jarocki 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Allen Naschke 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Ariel Bynes 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Oscar Finkler 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Herschel Nannini 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by See Mccown 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Garnet Scritchfield 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Chana Holford 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Lila Gabeline 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Sunni Hajek 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Berniece Milota 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Marie Jaquith 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Lenita Kunstlinger 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Janie Dietzel 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Mia Newbauer 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Ashli Jui 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Joe Saltourides 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Ann Smeltzer 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Cole Hooghkirk 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by Dulce Fogarty 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Leroy Kalafarski 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Etta Bitto 1 year ago.


What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Noah Pletsch 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Eusebia Belinski 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Delma Centano 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Rena Denhartog 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Terra Paganini 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Sharen Provine 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Taylor Tillie 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Elicia Chegwidden 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Alaine Quiles 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Charlesetta Areias 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Genevie Pascascio 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Retha Albe 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Athena Donahey 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Victoria Alvarran 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Emory Vandergriend 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Isabel Sabota 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Loreen Sonstroem 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Mitchel Warner 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Gala Whitely 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Janiece Buch 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by Malena Cardelli 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Ileen Moulder 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Dwight Pezzuti 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Elisabeth Odermott 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Kim Wadden 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Jamey Graue 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Amira Petiet 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Layne Heathershaw 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Delfina Pudlinski 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Cristen Compeau 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Gisele Mckesson 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Jeni Moschetti 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Eddy Leehy 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Tawny Hird 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Lita Amr 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by Heide Beauford 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Agatha Depperschmidt 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Gus Matson 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Darrell Colonna 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Russell Demro 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Keli Peppers 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Earle Aguiler 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Shaun Danella 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Rusty Brazler 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Nu Smitty 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Floy Beidler 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Sparkle Bernacki 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Laurence Gladle 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Lourie Machon 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by Ethan Gyatso 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Codi Raisley 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Mark Yorio 1 year ago.


What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Rossana Greening 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Yasmine Nute 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Marla Chaddick 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Fernando Kornman 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Antonia Grisso 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Adele Timbs 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Joya Lacovara 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Brandon Schrecengost 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Verena Wodskow 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Herta Mormino 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Kim Sigworth 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Jere Go 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Claude Worman 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Louvenia Frandsen 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Barb Groetken 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Marco Guethle 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Polly Betterley 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Twila Vanderwyk 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Ollie Tannenbaum 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Dorie Emilio 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by Gisela Jahnke 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Bonny Lechner 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Betty Penman 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Desmond Feger 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Shena Guitierrez 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Sari Yerkes 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Moriah Lancour 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Arlena Kadis 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Deanne Connerley 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Lawanda Beaumont 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Signe Fraint 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Erin Zirkind 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Jerald Minder 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Olga Faraone 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Ronald Myking 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by Carlita Renegar 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Lacresha Waser 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Chan Gorence 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Ami Payseur 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Terrell Konrad 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Lonna Quirarte 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Hanna Neubecker 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Bert Crowin 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Donnie Vaidya 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Britt Hallisey 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Gertrud Stacker 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Estela Haskovec 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Latia Shellum 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Chester Stagnitta 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by India Rotton 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Bradford Trento 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Briana Fass 1 year ago.


What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Marquetta Escajeda 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Cindi Montague 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Kenny Darden 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Julieta Mahoe 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Clyde Startz 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Shaniqua Hibshman 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Brice Maliska 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Arcelia Walkinshaw 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Kala Barton 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Divina Chilinskas 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Shannon Lyon 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Dion Joslyn 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Princess Voelkerding 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Abraham Hunckler 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Bettina Menne 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Lela Jorge 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Pearlie Wiler 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Wendolyn Metelus 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Signe Birtwell 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Melonie Gehron 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by Sunday Wolansky 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Cythia Delaune 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Earlene Winesberry 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Lacie Wirt 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Geoffrey Benway 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Alberta Mukherjee 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Barbie Klemp 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Morgan Justesen 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Edmond Fuleki 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Danelle Sprole 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Taunya Bey 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Renetta Cervantes 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Patricia Maschio 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Delinda Broxson 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Francesca Abad 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by Pauline Ostenberg 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Cayla Harrier 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Kathlene Malkasian 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Florida Creselious 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Sparkle Nutley 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Anthony Bonsell 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Onie Gochnour 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Jesusita Luckman 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Louise Ruffins 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Jocelyn Mims 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Karl Sovak 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Marlo Yazdani 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Olive Rawe 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Aileen Be 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by Ada Varady 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Antonia Irick 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Clemente Chrosniak 1 year ago.


What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Lorri Setlock 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Lilian Dapvaala 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Roxie Eanes 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Annamae Reichler 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Van Heffler 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Delinda Bubak 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Audie Buttry 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Boris Cacho 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Reta Cotroneo 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Alex Gulley 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Morgan Kuiz 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Nakisha Hegwood 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Lloyd Curenton 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Leandro Dressel 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Hallie Cubit 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Christinia Hurme 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Shawnna Woytowich 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Eloise Mcmulen 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Rosann Hanmer 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Patrica Henningsen 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by Dottie Tejera 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Leola Penn 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Julius Eschenbrenner 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Mariko Sibayan 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Latashia Cronwell 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Sanjuana Guedesse 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Delmer Batterton 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Phoebe Goldenstein 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Jame Carovski 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Maurine Rubano 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Enrique Sanville 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Olin Aines 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Kymberly Delettre 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Claud Cordy 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Arianna Jeudy 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by Frederica Terra 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Lonny Grupe 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Wilson Dibiasi 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Olevia Olberding 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Queenie Vansyckle 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Dylan Stanberry 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Leeanne Weitze 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Connie Mordino 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Charles Schmider 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Coleen Leforge 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Drew Counterman 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Yuonne Ruybal 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Althea Foister 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Shantae Armour 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by Ashton Schiavone 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Donnie Sables 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Darleen Giacchino 1 year ago.


What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Sherie Rorer 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Thea Osterland 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Saran Valrey 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Claudia Councilman 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Jade Conte 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Adelaide Debelak 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Rosita Bargmann 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Elaina Brunette 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Mayme Haisley 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Ellen Mccathran 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Reynalda Tolbent 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Antonio Pappas 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Angelika Lapin 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Stephenie Parvin 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Tawny Bohall 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Mora Bonney 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Karen Winbush 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Tammie Colcord 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Rosann Slovick 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Kallie Brubach 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by Jonelle Lenius 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Zoe Ardis 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Cletus Bergquist 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Elois Walkins 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Ligia Stedman 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Andera Maiava 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Nathan Gmernicki 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Jayme Doi 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Earleen Babel 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Lovella Debarr 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Leigh Berstler 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Carletta Sandstrom 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Jin Urrey 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Devin Klipp 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Neil Vangilder 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by Eryn Cliatt 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Sheryl Vilchis 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Christin Eckstrom 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Branden Monsegur 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Napoleon Pilley 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Ninfa Valgren 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Clemmie Heafey 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Krystina Wohld 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Breanna Dellen 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Katrice Delanoche 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Sheri Diamond 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Yong Bodkin 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Cammy Loreto 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Jarvis Nelmes 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by Corinne Grabner 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Yaeko Leclair 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Shay Perrez 1 year ago.


What is the usual dose of coumadin?
The doctor always gives me the results ,they just take ages to arrive at his office. Asked by Keila Wasinger 1 year ago.

I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find out how much I have. Are there any other drugs I can take which would be less hassle and just as safe if not better? P.S. most people I know who are older and have had worse problems than me are on a much lower dose than I am. I dont feel I can talk to my doctor like I used to and am wondering if I should try a new specialist or get a second opinion. Answered by Georgianna Gardella 1 year ago.

The dose of Coumadin varies and is determined by lab tests known as the protime (PT) and INR. PT/INR is a blood test that evaluate how thin blood is. The average dose of Coumadin in my experience is around 5 mg daily. I have seen doses as high as 30 mg and as low as 0.5 mg. The variation in dosing is related to differences in metabolism and intake of Vitamin K. A dose of 7 mg is actually very common and nothing to worry about. Do not be concerned with the doses of others you know, because everyone is different. You just need a higher dose than them to get you in the right PT/INR range. As a patient you have the right to access the results of your lab tests. I would recommend that you ask your doctor or clinic nurse for the results directly. Most doctors are happy to provide this information. I personally would have no problem providing this information to my patients. Just for your information, the INR should be 2-3 for most indications. In regards to alternative medications, it depends on your indication for Coumadin. Currently there is no oral medication that is similar to Coumadin. The medications that are similar to Coumadin that are currently available are available only IV or by subcutaneous injection once or twice daily. Most people are not interested in taking a subcutaneous injection and would prefer to stick with Coumadin. The alternative medications are also more expensive. These alternatives include Lovenox and Fondaparinux. There is an oral medication like Coumadin that is awaiting FDA approval, but it will only be approved for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It will likely have further indications like Coumadin, but it will likely take years to be approved. If you would like to have a second opinion, then you have the right to this. I am not sure of what your indication is for using Coumadin. If you could provide this information, then I would be able to answer your question better. It sounds like your doctor is taking appropriate care of you unless I am missing something. Good luck. Answered by Meagan Bachus 1 year ago.

There is no "usual" dose of Coumadin. Coumadin must be carefully monitored and titrated to each individual. Depending upon why you are on the Coumadin in the first place, your INR should be anywhere from 2.0 - 3.5. Again, this depends on the condition. There is no reason you cannot see the results of your blood tests. Your doctor can and should be sharing this information with you. Ask. You have the right to see your test results. If your doctor, for whatever reason, won't show you your INR result, then you need to consider finding a new healthcare provider! Unfortunately, there is no good substitute for Coumadin at this time. By the way, although there is no "usual" dose of Coumadin, I do see a lot of patients who take it and 7 mg is fairly average - I've seen people on much higher doses. Answered by Teresita Thu 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dose Answered by Floretta Tatton 1 year ago.

RE: What is the usual dose of coumadin? I have been on 7mg Warfarin for about 14 years now.I was just wondering why I would have to be on such a high dose.I am 45 and feel that I should have more energy than I do.Also it seems pointless to be on a measurable medication when I can never get the results when I get the blood test to find... Answered by Micaela Aguallo 1 year ago.

Coumadin Dosage Answered by Vasiliki Javor 1 year ago.

Just to give you some hope... there are a couple drugs approved in other countries right now that are being worked on for approval here in the US that would not require the monitoring that Coumadin does. Yay! Answered by Sharan Mortis 1 year ago.

Second Opinion! Answered by Jeannine Minacci 1 year ago.

Depends on your protime. Answered by Eli Kicklighter 1 year ago.


Those who take COUMADIN, what kind of Diet should have?
Asked by Shelton Simpelo 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. Certain foods can impair its effects. For this reason, it's important to pay attention to your diet while taking this medication. The main dietary concern related to taking Coumadin has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Coumadin works to reduce clotting by diminishing the activity of vitamin K. Eating large amounts of vitamin K can counteract the benefits of this drug. Some doctors recommend a low-vitamin K diet for people taking Coumadin. But the key is to be consistent about how much vitamin K you consume on a daily basis. Limit or avoid foods that are high in vitamin K, such as: Kale Spinach Broccoli Turnip greens Collards Swiss chard Parsley Mustard greens Soybean & Cannola Oils (limit) The following is a partial list of foods that contain medium (M) to high (H) levels of vitamin K: FATS AND DRESSINGS Margarine M Mayonnaise H Soybean, canola, and salad oils H Olive oil M VEGETABLES Asparagus M Avocado M Broccoli H Brussels sprouts H Cabbage H Cabbage, red M Collard greens H Endive (raw) H Green scallion (raw) H Kale leaf (raw) H Lettuce, bibb, red leaf (raw) H Lettuce, iceberg (raw) M Mustard greens (raw) H Parsley H Peas, green (cooked) M Spinach leaf (raw) H Turning greens (raw) H Watercress (raw) H CONDIMENT Dill pickle M In addition to foods containing vitamin K, certain beverages can increase the effect of Coumadin, leading to bleeding problems: Cranberry juice Alcohol If you take Coumadin, eat a sensible diet. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet. If you are unable to eat for several days or have persistent stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose. In addition, several medications and dietary supplements can affect the way Coumadin works in your body. For example, there's evidence that vitamin E has blood-thinning effects and may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor before taking any new medications, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies. Other supplements and herbal medications known to affect Coumadin include: Arnica Bilberry Butcher's broom Cat's claw Dong quai Feverfew Forskolin Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Horse chestnut Inositol Licorice Melilot (sweet clover) Pau d'arco Red clover St. John's wort Sweet woodruff Turmeric Willow bark Wheatgrass Additional supplements that can interact with Coumadin:: Fish oil and omega-3 supplements Vitamin K Bromelains Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) Cranberry extracts Danshen Ginseng Also, you should avoid taking aspirin and frequent or high doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), which can increase the effects of Coumadin and cause bleeding problems. Certain antibiotics also can interfere with the effect of this drug, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new antibiotic. Drugs that can interact with Coumadin include: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve) Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day Many antibiotics Heparin Cold or allergy medicines Birth control pills Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone Hope this info helps answer your question. My grandmother takes this and has not had any problems. Always doublecheck any medicines you take while on Coumadin with both your doctor & Pharmacist to be safest. I would also advise wearing a medical ID bracelet or carry info in your wallet about the fact that you are on this drug, in case of an emergency. Answered by Myong Franchette 1 year ago.

coumadin kind diet Answered by Buddy Wheelus 1 year ago.

If you are going to eat salad, then eat the same sized salad every day. Don't skip a day and make sure it's the same size each day. Don't take supplements with vitamin k. Answered by Joette Sutherland 1 year ago.

i dk. but be careful. my grandfather used to take coumadin it thinned out his bood sooooo much. it was unbelivable how much he bled and how often he bled. Answered by Aleta Dahlka 1 year ago.

what about purple cabbage, yellow, or green peppers, sunflower oil, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, and Echinacea drops on a base of alcohol? thank you for your answers. Answered by Mellissa Sutyak 1 year ago.


Coumadin????
alright, so i dont take another test until this wednesday, one day? that would effect my test results? Asked by Tambra Swilley 1 year ago.

Coumadin reaches full therapeutic impact fairly quickly. By inhibiting vitamin K-mediated clotting, if you stop taking the drug then its effect disappear as it is removed from you body (as opposed to actual blood thinners). How long it takes to get out of your system depends on the dose you were taking. Generally, levels drop below theraputic concentrations within 3-4 days for normal people. Drinking more water and having a healthy liver increase this rate. Missing one dose is not likely to have a serious impact on the drug efficacy. You SHOULD NOT take a double dose the next time and keep your normal schedule. The hospital and your doctor should be advised that you are on this medication. Small internal hemorrhages from your accident may be difficult to control while on coumadin. If your belly become painful, swollen, or you notice large patches of blue/black skin, you should seek medical attention. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Michel Paladini 1 year ago.

If you are saying that you got into a car accident while you were taking Coumadin, you should have told anyone who treated you after that accident that you were on it. If the danger of bleeding is greater than the danger of whatever it is that you're taking the Coumadin for, they would have stopped it (and checked you for bleeding). If you were in a car accident, are on Coumadin, and you have NOT been seen by a medical professional, you need to see one immediately. Please. You should neither assume that everything is all right nor stop taking your anticoagulants without medical advice. Answered by Shaun Brallier 1 year ago.

you need to make sure to stay on and take what the doctor said. as it affects how the tests read. Answered by Lacy Hatten 1 year ago.


Is anyone familiar with coumadin?
I'm on coumadin for Pulmonary Emboli and I've been loosing a lot of hair only I was also diagnosed with lupus but the doctors weren't 100 % sure if I really have lupus could my losing my hair be from the medication or the lupus? Asked by Sook Riblet 1 year ago.

coumadin is an anticoagulant, that is "blood thinner" for people that don't speak fluent doctor. The close monitoring of a person taking it is critical as the blood becomes thin so does your ability to not clot, which could cause a domino of other problems if you had an injury or needed emergency surgery. Prothombin times should be done weekly or more to evaluate your bloods clotting factor. The effects of the coumadin or its treatment does not consider the Lupus. Lupus, or mixed conective tissue disease is usually associated with a person that has RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, your hair loss may be a side effect of the medicatons, stress, or even the illness you experienced or are currently experiencing. The best thing that you can do to heal your body would be a diet high protien and vitamin C these two things combined heal our bodies. The fact that you are recovering from such an ordeal would indicate that you need very high level because your not only compensating for the illness you need to maintain your normal levels. When I had a significant injury and surgery, I started to drink protien drinks which contained 20-24 grams of protien each, I drank 4-6 a day. I also would take 3-4 oranges and squeeze them in a juicer, this would give me a fairly large glass of juice which is like liquid sunshine, I felt better in a shorter amount of time and I maintain the practice to this day, not as much but everyday! Good luck and I hope you feel better! Answered by Junie Mcclerkin 1 year ago.

Coumadin is a blood thinner and will not cause your hair to fall out. The Lupus however does cause unusual hair loss. www.niams.noh.gov Answered by Harley Phatdouang 1 year ago.

coumadin helps to thin the blood to avoid blood clots from the two sites I quickly read, it sounds like the lupus and the coumadin could be a cause. Take care and get well Answered by Ethel Catalani 1 year ago.

coumadin is a blood thinner, and I've never heard of someone losing their hair from it.. with lupus i guess it could attack your hair follicles but I've never seen it (my aunt has lupus so I've tried to research it a little) in all honesty, it's probably stress.. it's very common to lose hair when you are overly stress, or when you have had a surgery/long hospital stay (injury stresses the body, it's still stress, even if it's not mental stress) Answered by Carolee Clarence 1 year ago.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, one of many. Another one is a low thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would have your doctor check for that as they often appear together but the latter gets overlooked because lupus is a bigger focus. Low thyroid will cause hair loss; in fact it's usually one of the first signs. Answered by Sharri Slusser 1 year ago.

Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin®, Jantoven®, Marevan®, and Waran®) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. It is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders. Its activity has to be monitored by frequent blood testing for the international normalized ratio (INR). It is named for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of coumarin, a chemical found naturally in many plants, notably woodruff (Galium odoratum, Rubiaceae), and at lower levels in licorice, lavender and various other species. Warfarin was originally developed as a rat poison, but it is no longer used for that purpose as modern poisons are much more potent and toxic (e.g. brodifacoum). However, warfarin and contemporary rodenticides belong to the same class of drugs (coumarins) and both decrease blood coagulation by interfering with vitamin K metabolism. Just be careful of using this drug and take a second openion. Answered by Leslie Pestana 1 year ago.

Probably the Lupus but you need to see your Dr. right away. Answered by Niesha Hammerly 1 year ago.

u would lose your hair if u were not eating right Answered by Kathryn Demond 1 year ago.


What do I need to know about Coumadin and Lovenox?
I'm having a pulmonary vein isolation/ablation procedure in early March. I have never taken either of these. I am looking for personal accounts or advice that people who take or have taken either of these. I will be taking them for atrial fibrillation. Thank you. Asked by Latonya Baumler 1 year ago.

Coumadin and Lovenox are types of blood thinners commonly used in cases of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots forming in her heart which later can cause strokes so preventing these clots from forming is very important. Coumadin is an oral medicine which you will likely need to take every day. Your doctors, especially in the beginning, will need to check labs on you on a regular basis (your INR) and adjust the dose as necessary (an INR that's too high could put you at increased risk for bleeding complications, while if it's too low, it won't protect you from blood clots). Since it may take time before the correct dosage is achieved, many doctors will "bridge" patients with Lovenox until the INR level is therapeutic. Lovenox is a form of heparin that thins the blood immediately and thus protects you from blood clots while the coumadin dose is being adjusted to the proper dose. It has to be taken as a subcutaneous shot twice a day. Either you or a family member will be instructed on how to give these shots before you get discharged or visiting nurse services can be arranged to help you with them. Lovenox is temporary and will be stopped once the coumadin dosage is established. This is just a general overview and you should ask your doctor about how this will specifically apply to you. Good luck. Answered by Nedra Ruminski 1 year ago.

You should also expect some diet restrictions and changes, but the above answer is just about as good as its gonna get on here! great advice!! Answered by Nena Gleaves 1 year ago.


What is the equivalency of asprin to coumadin?
Im currently taking Coumadin 4mg a day ans was wondering. Also if I was to run out of my Coumadin before getting a refill or another prescription for more. Asked by Terra Dorso 1 year ago.

Coumadin does not need prescription.,,and its strongly recommended NOT to substitute it with other platelet inhibitor, such as aspirin, because they work in very different manners,....coumadin works at liver level, blocking the synthesis of prothrombine and antagonizing the effects of carboxylations of vitamin "K" which is the proper antidote against excessive dose (tablets normally contain 5 miligrans of Coumadin (Warfarin sodium)...and they can be obtained from your local pharmacist...without prescription. Aspirin wont help you, and will only compound matters, making your bleeding time longer,and working in a different manner. There is no real EQUIVALENCE of aspirin, as substitute for coumadin,,, Its my opinion that you should be checked and followed in your coumadin doses, by proper weekly or bi-weekly chacks on your prothrombine time (PT) which is the best guide to calculate your daily needs of coumadin... Good luck Answered by Angele Mador 1 year ago.

Coumadin thins your blood, you can only get with a prescription, so if the doctor put u in this med u shouldn't run out. Give the doc a call..........aspirin can b used 4 a lot of things. Answered by Marisha Ingham 1 year ago.

If your doctor has prescribed Coumadin, its really important to take this as directed and to have you PT / INR checked weekly... You do not want your blood too thick or too thin - make sure you have this checked out. I would not subsitute with Asprin, its not as strong as Coumadin. Answered by Malorie Cantor 1 year ago.

there is no drug the same as coumidin.it is a rat poisin used in humans to improve circulation in the veins by thinning and keeping the blood flowing. it is very possible to bleed a lot during an injury while taking this medecine,be very careful with it Answered by Kacie Nichole 1 year ago.


Lovenox vs. Coumadin?
Well I was on birth control only because it was required in order to take accunate which caused it. Asked by Pearl Cradler 1 year ago.

Coumadin is an oral pill as previously mentioned however the clotting levels (INR) need to be monitored frequently to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. This requires frequent clinic visits for blood tests. Lovenox is an injection however it does not require strict monitoring like coumadin does. You need to sit down with your doctor and have him/her explain the risks and benefits of each drug so that you can make an informed decision. Since you are a minor your parents should be there and help you figure it out. Just curious as to what caused the blood clot as you are very young to have such a diagnosis. Answered by Andre Thadison 1 year ago.

lovenox has to be injected, means poking yourself every day. coumadin is probably your better choice, it's a pill. Answered by Ezekiel Konek 1 year ago.


Coumadin....?
I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his... Asked by Sherryl Burgun 1 year ago.

I have a question about coumadin, my father in law called me these morning and told me that both of his feet are discolored a bright red and the top of his left arm is also discolored. He has been on coumadin for the past 2 years, he has emphysema is on portable oxygen...ans was given the coumadin to thin his blood. Could the discoloration be from the coumadin? Im worried about him, but I live in New york state and he lives in Florida. I cant have my husband talk to him, because my husband is deployed to Iraq... Does anyone know anything about this med? Answered by Alida Tinker 1 year ago.

the coumadin can cause bruising and I would assume the discloration you are speaking of is possibly bleeding under the skin... he needs to be seen by his medical doctor so they can do a PT with INR (prothrombin time) on him to make sure that the coumadin dose is the proper one... if his PT is high, he may need to be readjusted... Has he recently changed his diet in any way... if so, it could have affected the way the medication is absorbing into his body...If he has any kind of home health agency seeing him, tell him to call them, and they can get an order to go to his house and draw blood, if not, he needs to call the doc asap for an appointment or either go to the ER if the discolorations become worse or seems to be getting larger... the feet being bright red could also be a circulation problem, among other things... good luck Answered by Xiao Kaber 1 year ago.

He should head for the ER ASAP. I do not believe it is from the coumadin, this is not one of the listed side effects, but there is something brewing. Answered by Faustina Krausz 1 year ago.


I don't want to take coumadin anymore, and I'm looking for an herbal/natural supplement?
Yeah, I was reading that ginger, garlic, feverfew and tree ear mushrooms can reduce the amount of coumadin needed. And to the person that said depression......I said depressed where exactly? Asked by Lavette Drake 1 year ago.

What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Coumadin reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors. Coumadin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries. Coumadin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Coumadin: Coumadin can cause birth defects or fatal bleeding in an unborn baby. Do not use Coumadin if you are pregnant. Never take a double dose of this medication or take it together with other products that contain warfarin or coumarin. You should not take Coumadin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural). Coumadin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated. Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor What should I avoid while taking Coumadin? Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make Coumadin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Coumadin What other drugs will affect Coumadin? Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with Coumadin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used. Coumadin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor: bromelains; coenzyme Q10; cranberry; danshen; dong quai; garlic; ginkgo biloba; ginseng; or St. John's wort. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you...... more With all said, Don't take herbs while coumadin is still in your system! Once you've been free of it and you withdrawed safely then it might be safe for you. Answered by Charleen Richarson 1 year ago.

The problem with "natural" remedies is that they're not given the same oversight by the FDA that drugs are. Strength levels can vary widely, active ingredients may or may not be what is advertised on the container, and even the advertised benefits may or may not be real. If given a choice between natural remedies like herbal supplements and drugs, the drugs are actually far more likely to be effective. If I were you, I'd go to your doctor or your pharmacist to find out what possible alternatives are out there for you. Coumadin isn't a med you can just stop, significant and sometimes severe health implications can result. Answered by Becki Desola 1 year ago.

Ok. No one really likes to take Rat Poison on a regular basis. But in your case you have little choice. There is a reason you are on it, and no doctor just puts a person on coumadin for fun. Yes it sucks, and yes I know. Just do it. And see someone about the depression if you need to, 'cause it's the real issue. Answered by Carletta Calvi 1 year ago.

Hi It can be done but it MUST be done in conjunction with your physician and a qualified natural health practitioner ... a qualified and experienced medical herbalist would actually be the best bet. There are some herbs that can help but I am not going to mention the names as I do not want anyone (not necessarily you) rushing off and trying this without proper supervision as their are risks involved in commencing one, and gradually weaning off the other and bearing in mind your monitoring of blood levels. I know this isn't probably what you wanted to hear, but I really do not think this is something that can be safely addressed at home, by the lay person without medical support. Answered by Maryln Coleson 1 year ago.

Just take the bloody Coumadin, unless you want your blood to turn solid Answered by Wava Krnach 1 year ago.

I am not a girly girl and I dress modestly and behave with morals and kindness. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. My mother tried to make me wear skirts and stuff but I always hated it, so it wasn't her that made me who I am today. I was always a tom boy and always will be. Wearing a dress, stocking, and high heels make me so uncomfortable. If it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Answered by Danyel Doeden 1 year ago.

I bet you are blood type A.Type A is the thickest blood.Eat for your blood type.Eating animal protein makes the blood thicker.Ginko biloba and garlic are natural blood thinners.Vit K clots the blood,should you cut yourself or have uncontrolable bleeding. Answered by Darla Eggleston 1 year ago.


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