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Drug interactions between Coumadin and Medrol Dosepak

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Coumadin (warfarin)
Medrol Dosepak (methylprednisolone)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

warfarin ↔ methylprednisolone

Applies to:Coumadin (warfarin) and Medrol Dosepak (methylprednisolone)

MethylPREDNISolone may alter the effects of warfarin. Both increased and decreased effects have been reported. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if you experience any unusual bleeding or bruising, or have other signs and symptoms of bleeding such as dizziness; lightheadedness; red or black, tarry stools; coughing up or vomiting fresh or dried blood that looks like coffee grounds; severe headache; and weakness. Also be alert to potential signs and symptoms of blood clots such as chest pain, shortness of breath, sudden loss of vision, or pain, redness or swelling in an extremity, and seek immediate medical attention if they occur. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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