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Does warfarin allow you to lose weight?

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Wsweetgold 25 Oct 2017

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

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LByrd1961 15 Jan 2018

Ditto, I’m so aggravated I have contemplated smoking again. I need a appetite suppressant to take that’s safe on warfarin. Any ideas?

DemoninDC 8 Dec 2012

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

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Coco1031 8 March 2014

What mg of warfarin?

kaismama 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.

Delila 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?

jojo-naicker 2 May 2014

thank you

polaki 13 Sep 2016

I am on warfarin and am gaining weight. I have been eating a high carb diet because am afraid to eat any vegs or fruit. free discount card

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