Need to take NSAIDS for arthritis. Which ones are safe while taking Warfarin?
(I had stroke 7 years ago and I also have controlled AFIB.
13 Jun 2011
You need to discuss this with your doctor.
All NSAIDs may increase the effects of your blood thinner.
This interaction is most likely to occur when starting, stopping or changing the dose of your NSAID. If your doctor prescribes these two medicines together, you may need to have your bleeding times checked more often. It may be necessary to adjust the dose of your blood thinner. This dose adjustment will be more complicated if you use your NSAID only when needed and not every day.If you experience bruising or bleeding, contact your doctor. Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this drug interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not stop, start, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
- Warfarin Information for Consumers
- Warfarin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Warfarin (detailed)
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