Does warfarin allow you to lose weight?

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7 Dec 2012

Hi, i came across this warning for using Warfarin for weight loss if not already prescribed it for blood thinning...

"In a desperate attempt to lose weight, some individuals will resort to dangerous measures including using prescription medications not intended or approved to support weight loss. Coumadin, also known as warfarin, is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an anticoagulant for thinning blood. This drug is not approved as a weight loss aid, and clinical tests have not established the safety or effectiveness of using Coumadin as a weight loss drug. You should only take Coumadin as prescribed by a licensed physician".

I'm not judging anyone who tries it off label, but jut want to advise you ofthe dangers : )

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jojo-naicker 7 Dec 2012

Hi. Thank you. I'm asking the question because I am on warfarin and I am losing weight. Was just checking if it cud be a cause of warfarin.

Delila 7 Dec 2012

Hi I'm glad u asked because my dad takes it & is having trouble gaining weight, so at least I know he's not alone! Have you spoken to your dr about it?

7 Dec 2012

I'm not sure how you mean that. Do you mean can you lose weight while you're on warfarin or does it cause it? It doesn't usually effect weight.

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jojo-naicker 7 Dec 2012

I have dropped weight since on warfarin. That's my reason for asking.

8 Dec 2012

There are no studies that show that warfarin increases or decreases weight.

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Coco1031 8 Mar 2014

What mg of warfarin?

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