User Reviews for Warfarin
Also known as: Coumadin, Jantoven
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|Deep Vein Thrombosis...lacement Surgery||1 reviews||12 medications|
|Antiphospholipid Syndrome||3 reviews||49 medications|
|Prosthetic Heart Val...osis Prophylaxis||1 reviews||2 medications|
|Pulmonary Embolism, Recurrent Event||3 reviews||3 medications|
|Prosthetic Heart Val...osis Prophylaxis||3 reviews||62 medications|
|Pulmonary Embolism, First Event||6 reviews||2 medications|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis, First Event||10 reviews||2 medications|
|Prevention of Thromb...ial Fibrillation||4 reviews||40 medications|
|Heart Attack||2 reviews||120 medications|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis, Recurrent Event||2 reviews||3 medications|
|Heart Failure||1 reviews||117 medications|
|Summary of Warfarin reviews||36 reviews||8.0|
Reviews for Warfarin
For Deep Vein Thrombosis, First Event: "I did not realize that warfarin would have this side effect of hair loss. I take 15 mg three times a week, and ten milligrams for four days. My hair has not come out in clumps; however, I do notice my scalp. This is my 5.5 years if Coumadin and Lovenox. I started when I was 34 and now 40...for life. I hope I do not lose clumps, but I mask it with a hair cut...just tell myself I am taking rat poison. I am allergic to all the new drugs. Doing better than most of you, but when I developed a blood clot in my underarm and two veins deep in my chest...no surgery...took 2 years to actually eliminate the clot, but destroyed my left side of my body"
Coumadinforlife July 2, 2016
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Coumadin (warfarin) for Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation: "Developed atrial flutter then atrial fibrillation several years post-op. This and beta-blocker really straightened it out. Cardiologist took me off Coumadin a few years ago for a month. He had to put me back on it due to flutter that just wouldn't quit... took a few weeks to straighten me out again. It was his idea, not mine. Only drawback is monitoring amount of green vegetables eaten every day and need a PT drawn every 2 weeks or so."
mitral valve replaced 10 years (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 25, 2016
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For Prosthetic Heart Valves, Mechanical Valves - Thrombosis Prophylaxis: "I'm taking it for 3years without any outstanding side effect.thank to God and my surgeon that I am still alive."
amir sedghie (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 6, 2015
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Coumadin (warfarin) for Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis after Knee Replacement Surgery: "Broken femur resulted in blood clots that caused life threatening embolism. I was given the generic warfarin and rapidly devoped THRUSH. Switched to brand name COUMADIN and recovered after 9 days in hospital."
hippiejim (taken for less than 1 month) April 21, 2015
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For Heart Attack: "Dad has been on warfarin/Coumadin for over 10 years. He started taking it after he had a triple bypass. He has since had two stents, one at a time. He is 83 years old, and has been getting along great. He recently got sick, went to hospital. All of his symptoms could have been side affects from the warfarin. The doctors would not put down a reason for his getting ill. I would give warfarin a good rating. By the way, if you start interacting with cartoon characters on TV, or can watch a movie, just by closing your eyes, don't be alarmed. You're not alone. Just try to have fun with it. That's what dad does."
rellim htennek March 5, 2015
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Coumadin (warfarin) for Deep Vein Thrombosis, Recurrent Event: "Was on Coumadin for 4 years. Walked away due to headaches daily. Got another clot. It may have been worth the couple months of no headaches, no fussy head, no feeling stupid, loosing my sight (which is old age, but still the timing), but the anxiety of knowing my body will clot along with a new clot put me back on Coumadin. Finally got the news about Xarelto. Life changing to say the least. No way to reverse dose, I take the risk for a better life. Besides the half life is only 5 to 9 hours for under 45 yr old and 11 to 13 hours for older. Take it with dinner and you are sleeping that whole time."
Tsunamijim June 30, 2014
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For Pulmonary Embolism, First Event: "I am so thankful to be alive. I had a pulmonary embolism in Jan 2011. They had my family in family room, didn't expect me to survive. BUT, GOD said differently. I am so THANKFUL. "
wjohns45 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 20, 2013
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Jantoven (warfarin) for Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation: "Been on Jantoven a number of years- no problem really. Have my INRs regularly every month. Usually between a 2-3 (as it should be). Would recommend."
tom36 (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 12, 2012
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For Pulmonary Embolism, Recurrent Event: "I have multi Blood Clots in both Lungs. I've been on Warfarin 5mg since Mar 2012, prior to that I had a blood clot in one lung back in 2007 following surgery. My experience has been devastating like a walking Time Boom. I'm Alive thanks to my Doctors and my meds. My INR ranges 2.0 / 3.2 I now get my Pro-Time check once monthly. However I'll be on warfarin for the rest of my Life. Just have to be extra careful on any other meds my Doctor puts me on."
teeia50 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 12, 2012
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For Pulmonary Embolism, Recurrent Event: "I was 39 years old at my first clot after surgery. I went off Coumadin after a year. Then had a pulmonary embolism and was put back on Coumadin. My INRs had great fluctuations. I now have my own home Coagucheck and adjust my Coumadin with a Dr's supervision and no clot since. I have had side effects but no clots since then."
janny age 56. May 6, 2012
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Jantoven (warfarin) for Deep Vein Thrombosis, First Event: "I am concerned about the weight gain after taking this medicine. I have gained over 30 pounds since I started having to take Jantoven almost a year and a half ago."
Anonymous June 12, 2011
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For Antiphospholipid Syndrome: "This condition led to a stroke for me, so this medicine has been a lifesaver and has given me peace of mind. I also have a great Doctor and nurse in his office who has guided me through the proper use when needed and I even test my own INR."
tinaawoods May 27, 2011
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Coumadin (warfarin) for Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation: "I was at a convention in Palm Springs when I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Could not breathe, excruciating pain, scared to death. When I got to the ER my heart was beating at 180 beats per minute. The doctors told me the only thing that probably saved me from having a stroke was that I was already on Coumadin as I have a genetic blood disorder, factor 5 Leiden which means I will be on Coumadin for the rest of my life. My doctors are so cautious that they actually had a bird's nest inserted into my vena cava just in case a clot were to ever break lose. I have never had problems in the 6 years I have been on Coumadin. My INR is always at 2.5 which is considered perfect since my target range is between 2.0 and 3.0."
mexyweeds November 9, 2010
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For Pulmonary Embolism, Recurrent Event: "I was first diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolism in 9/2007 and was on Warfarin for 3-6 months. Over the next 2-3 years I would get blood clots in the legs but never too serious again. Then in Late March 2010 Guess what was back, you guessed it Pulmonary Embolism. I was told this time that I would have to take this medicine for the rest of my life. I am only 39 years old and I feel so helpless that I have this happen to me. But I am alive and I will do what I need to do to stay that way....Please don't ignore the symptoms."
DVT/Pulmonary Kid May 17, 2010
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For Deep Vein Thrombosis, First Event: "I am 23 and have been taking this for a year now. After suffering from a blood clot in my leg last year, I found out that I have a blood clotting disorder that is caused by a genetic mutation and have to remain on a blood thinner permanently. I have been taking Warfarin from the beginning and have had no side effects. My uncle had tried Warfarin and suffered from a few side effects which prompted him to switch to Coumadin. For the short time he was on Coumadin, he had no complaints. I suppose it depends on the individual but the Warfarin has been working just fine for me and is very affordable."
Anonymous November 15, 2009
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Coumadin (warfarin) for Deep Vein Thrombosis, First Event: "I am male, 62 year old. Got a blood clot the entire length of my saphenous vein. I was put on generic warfarin first at 2.5mg/day. I got sweaty, headachy, and felt depressed. This went on for two weeks until I read reviews about Coumadin on this site. Switched to Coumadin. INR stabilized, sweats went away, and headaches went away in about 10 days. I know that Coumadin and Warfarin are supposed to be chemically the same molecule. I propose that the objective differences between these two drugs most likely can be accounted for by considering that one may have more pure isomers than the other."
qx October 23, 2009
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