Medication Information - Anticoagulants
Warfarin Institute of America
January, 2006. Unfortunately, there is not much data on this issue, but some patients on warfarin (Coumadin) do report hair loss. In over approximately 20 years of managing anticoagulation in several hundred patients annually, I have seen a few patients who have noticed hair loss after starting on warfarin...
Last Updated: 8/24/05
Warfarin Insitute of America
How warfarin affects clotting factors
Warfarin Institute of America - Last update January 23, 2007
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Hematology 2001 © 2001 The American Society of Hematology. Despite refinements and standardization in the use of anticoagulants, many problems remain for clinicians. Dr. Crowther describes appropriate starting and maintenance doses of warfarin, factors accounting for inter- and intra-observer variability and importantly, the management of the over-anticoagulated patients and bleeding patients. Dr. White compares unfractionated heparin (UFH) and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and addresses whether there truly are differences in the efficacy and safety of different LMWH's for both arterial and venous indications. Dr. Ortel discusses the management of the problem patient who requires anticoagulants, the management of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, the pregnant patient, the obese patient, patients who have renal insufficiency and/or liver disease, patients with malignant disease, and other challenging patient populations.
Warfarin, a popular blood thinner used to treat conditions such as heart and leg clots and irregular heart beats, does not weaken the bones of older women, a new UC San Francisco study has found. 18 June 1998
Results of the Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism (PREVENT) trial illustrate how pharmacist-managed anticoagulation dosing can help patients and clinicians walk a very important 'tightrope.'
The main dietary concern of taking warfarin (common brand name: Coumadin) has to do with the amount of vitamin K in your diet. Vitamin K changes the way warfarin affects the blood. When you eat foods that are high in vitamin K, you can decrease the effect of warfarin. Likewise, eating less vitamin K can increase the effect of the medication.
Warfarin Institute of America
Last updated July 17, 2005
Last Updated: 2/15/2004
Overall, there have been very few reports of acetaminophen-associated effects on warfarin therapy. For decades, acetaminophen, the medicine in Tylenol, has been recognized as the over-the-counter pain reliever of choice for patients on warfarin therapy because Tylenol — unlike aspirin, naproxen sodium, ketoprofen, and even ibuprofen — does not cause gastrointestinal bleeding, nor does it inhibit the aggregation of platelets critical to normal blood clotting. It is very important that patients on warfarin have their blood clotting function monitored by their doctor and not change over-the-counter pain relievers without first consulting their doctors. If you are under a doctor's care for any serious condition or are taking any other drug, you should talk to your doctor if you want to know more or have other questions.
Sunday 22 January 2006
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