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How does coumadin work?

Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Warfarin reduces the formation of blood clots. Coumadin is used to treat or prevent blood clots in veins or arteries, which can reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other serious conditions. Coumadin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What does Coumadin do to your body? Coumadin is a blood thinner that is prescribed by your doctor if you are at high risk of developing blood clots due to a heart arrhythmia, injury or other disease. Coumadin works by inhibiting the action of vitamin K in the liver.

What foods interfere with Coumadin? Foods to Avoid. Foods high in vitamin K should be avoided if you’re on Coumadin. Those foods include liver, kale, spinach, turnip greens, spinach, Brussels sprouts, collards, swiss chard, parsley, cranberries, mustard greens and most leafy green vegetables.

What are the side effects of Coumadin? Coumadin is available as a generic. Common side effects of Coumadin include easy bruising and bleeding, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloating, gas, or altered sense of taste. Coumadin has a wide range of tablets: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.5 and 10 mg tablets are available.

What foods are forbidden when on Coumadin? Cranberries and cranberry juice were formerly forbidden to patients taking Coumadin. However, more recent studies concluded that the tart fruit and juice were permitted in amounts of up to eight ounces a day.

Precautions

Precautions

  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Call MD NOW if persistent or severe bleeding occurs
  • Do not take if pregnant contact your doctor
  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Call MD NOW if persistent or severe bleeding occurs
  • Do not take if pregnant contact your doctor
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
  • Tell doctor & dentist you are using this medicine
  • No alcohol/aspirin-like meds. Ask MD re. aspirin.
  • Maintain a balanced diet.
  • Have your INR(PT) checked regularly. A Clotting test

What are side effects of Coumadin?Any warnings while using Coumadin?Does Coumadin interact with any drugs?Is Coumadin contraindicated for any condition?How to use Coumadin?What if you missed a dose of Coumadin?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

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Was this helpful?Is Coumadin a dangerous drug? “It’s an insidious problem,” said Rod Baird, president of Geriatric Practice Management, a firm that creates electronic health records for physicians working in long-term care facilities, in comments published in The Virginian-Pilot. Because it’s so easy to get wrong, “Coumadin is the most dangerous drug in America.”.

What foods interfere with Coumadin? Foods to Avoid. Foods high in vitamin K should be avoided if you’re on Coumadin. Those foods include liver, kale, spinach, turnip greens, spinach, Brussels sprouts, collards, swiss chard, parsley, cranberries, mustard greens and most leafy green vegetables.

Is Coumadin better than warfarin? No, it cannot be said that warfarin, the generic formulation of Coumadin, is any better or worse than Coumadin itself. However, since Coumadin has such a narrow therapeutic window, and since a generic can have anywhere from 80% to 125% of the effect of the name brand, it is important to consistently take either…

What are the side effects of Coumadin? Coumadin is available as a generic. Common side effects of Coumadin include easy bruising and bleeding, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloating, gas, or altered sense of taste. Coumadin has a wide range of tablets: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.5 and 10 mg tablets are available.