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Below are Coumadin (Warfarin) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 6 ratings/reviews, Coumadin has an overall score of 5.50. The effectiveness score is 8.33 and the side effect score is 6.33. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Coumadin review by 61 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   heart murmer
Dosage & duration:   14.5 mg / day taken 1 per day for the period of continually
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   reduced risk of stroke
Side effects:   excesive bleeding
Comments:   14.5 mg daily

 

Coumadin review by 59 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   blood clots
Dosage & duration:   2-10 mg taken daily for the period of 8 months
Other conditions:   breast cancer treatment
Other drugs taken:   herceptin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   prevent further clots and to dissolve pulmonary embolism
Side effects:   blood clotting times would vary tremendously and required frequent testing to determine dosage adjustments. Sometimes clotting times would need to be checked weekly or more often.
Comments:   The diet was very restrictive. Too much vitamin K could lead to clots and too little could lead to spontaneous bleeding. Any medical procedure reqiured going off coumadin before hand and going on lovenox shots to the stomach for a week.

 

Coumadin review by care giver of 43 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   leg blood clot, dvt
Dosage & duration:   6mg taken daily for the period of 2months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The leg clot would not extend nor would other clots form, potentially causing death.
Side effects:   These were severe and included extreme and continuous nausea, feeling generally shitty (technical term employed by patient), no libido and inability to maintain erection during sex, orgasms that petered out and gave little pleasure, no overall energy for life. Patient decided to stop medication and try natural/alternative substance to thin the blood. this resulted in an extension of the clot and increased severity of pain, leading to emergency room visit and subsequent use of different blood thinner, syntron.
Comments:   Treatment included 2months of heparin injections in abdomen. Coumadin was given daily after the injections were stopped, at 6mg. The discontinuation of this medication caused an extension of the clot and re-admittance to hospital and another drug for blood thinning was given. Eventually, 6 months later, a doctor prescribed a compression stocking, which helped dramatically with swelling and pain. The Syntron blood thinner had no noticeable side-effects. Except possibly a still reduced libido.

 

Coumadin review by 60 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   dvt
Dosage & duration:   varied (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of 6 mo.
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The clots eventually completely dissolved over the course of the treatment.
Side effects:   I had to be careful shaving my legs. I had to pay attention to which foods and alcohol would alter my prothrombin time and make it necessary to take a higher or lower dosage, i. e. be sure to have the guacamole if I indulged in a margarita!
Comments:   After being diagnosed with thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombosis twice - once in each leg - the first time through a veinogram and the second time through an ultrasound, I had 11 days in the hospital both times on IV heparin with complete bed rest while my clots which were in the saphenous vein all the way up to the femoral junction, were dissolving. After my release from the hospital I had 6 months of coumadin therapy. Through the years I have had sclerotherapy and infrared venous closure procedures. My vein disease has much improved except for capillary bruing/bleeding under the skin which would be considered more of a cosmetic problem, except that it bleeds in one spot that has come to my skin's surface when I bump it,scratch it, or hit it shaving.

 

Coumadin review by 60 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   DVT
Dosage & duration:   changed depending on prothrombin time (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of 6 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The drug dissolved the clots over time and the pain and swelling mainly subsided unless I was on my feet standing in one place for a long period of time.
Side effects:   I had to watch my diet for foods that would affect the clotting time of the drug. I.E. a margarita would thin my blood but guacamole would make it thicker. Also I had to be careful not to cut myself while shaving since my blood was thinner that normal and would bleed a long time.
Comments:   I have had two episodes of thrombophlebitis with deep vein thrombosis diagnosed the first time with a veinogram, and the second time with an ultrasound. I was hospitalized 11 days each time and put on heparin through an IV with complete bedrest. When I was released I had follow up medication of coumadin for 6 months with prothrombin time testing every few days to moniter and adjust the dosages. After that I began developing vericose veins that I had treated with sclerotherapy and infrared venous closure procedures of the saphenous vein for venous insufficiency.

 

Coumadin review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   blood clots
Dosage & duration:   .5 mg taken once daily for the period of 6 months
Other conditions:   pulmonary embolism
Other drugs taken:   synthroid
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Prevented a recurrence of the leg and lung clots during the period of therapy and helped the body stabilize long enough to repair and/or work around the damaged areas, eventually resulting in elimination of pain and swelling.
Side effects:   Minor bruising and longer bleeding times with cuts, but nothing serious. Occasional dizziness when the INR counts went above 3 or 4. It's difficult at times to get a stable INR reading due to all the various foods, supplements, and drugs which either increase or decrease Coumadin's effects.
Comments:   Prescribed Coumadin after DVT and PE stay (with IV heparin first) for six months. Weekly blood tests until INR levels stabilized, then biweekly. One 5 mg pill taken daily with warnings to watch food, drug and supplement intake.
 


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