Can warfarin be taken in the morning?
Although it is not a critical issue, most physicians strongly encourage you to take warfarin (coumadin) in the evening. This is only because Protime blood tests are typically done in the morning and reported to the physician’s office a little later.
What should I know before taking warfarin?
Warfarin can make you bleed more easily, especially if you have ever had:
- high blood pressure or serious heart disease;
- kidney disease;
- cancer or low blood cell counts;
- an accident or surgery;
- bleeding in your stomach or intestines;
- a stroke; or
- if you are 65 or older.
How long should you take warfarin? The duration of treatment is based on the indication as follows: For patients with a DVT or PE secondary to a transient (reversible) risk factor, treatment with warfarin for 3 months is recommended. For patients with an unprovoked DVT or PE, treatment with warfarin is recommended for at least 3 months.
When do you stop taking warfarin? Tell your doctor if you are sick with diarrhea, fever, chills, or flu symptoms, or if your body weight changes. You may need to stop taking warfarin 5 to 7 days before having any surgery, dental work, or a medical procedure.
Can I drive when taking warfarin? Impaired driving ability is found among people who take Warfarin sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Simvastatin, and have Pain.
What should you do if you have warfarin toxicity?
What should you do if you have warfarin toxicity? Go to all your follow-up appointments. Take this medicine exactly as directed. Do not start or stop taking medicines or herbal supplements that can affect the way that warfarin works. Eat the same amount of vitamin K daily to help keep your INR stable. Avoid alcohol.
Do you have to take vitamins with warfarin? Certain medicines can also affect warfarin, so always check with your pharmacist before taking any new medicines with warfarin, including non-prescription and herbal medicines and vitamin supplements. You should be given an anticoagulant treatment booklet when you start treatment with warfarin.
Do you need to see your GP before taking warfarin? Ask your GP or pharmacist if you’re unsure. Herbal medicines and supplements can also interact with warfarin. You should therefore avoid taking them without first checking with your GP, pharmacist, or staff at your local anticoagulant clinic.
What foods are good to eat when taking warfarin? Foods rich in vitamin K are green vegetables, including lettuce, spinach and broccoli. If you are taking warfarin, the amount of vitamin K in your diet may affect how well the medicine works. If you take warfarin, it’s important to have a consistent amount of vitamin K in your diet.