COUMADIN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Pulmonary Embolism, First Event “Been on medication now for 3 yrs, started out being tired, fatigued as time has gone by now starting to experience bad dreams early mornings, had one time rectal bleeding, otherwise it is helping me. “

Pleskee (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 22, 2018

For Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis after Hip Replacement Surgery “It helped me have a stroke faster while I was active and out going left me in a wheelchair with double the pain between my affected side and my back. NO good. Changed my life and my family lives also”

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 6, 2017

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

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

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

For Prosthetic Heart Valves, Tissue Valves – Thrombosis Prophylaxis “I have been taking coumadin for 21 years, since I had an aortic valve replacement.”

Anonymous April 10, 2011

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