Does warfarin allow you to lose weight?
Question posted by jojo-naicker on 7 Dec 2012
Last updated on 15 January 2018
I've been diagnosed with 2 blood clots and have been taking warfarin for 2 months now. I hv gained so much weight. I also quit smoking, so I'm not sure which one is causing the weight gain. I am working out consistently to see if I can drop the weight. It's frustrating
There are no studies that show that warfarin increases or decreases weight.
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.
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 : )
- Warfarin uses and safety info
- Warfarin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Warfarin (detailed)
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