Warfarin and alcohol

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I was put on Warfarin (Coumadin) but was not given any warning about alcohol and at least on 2 occasions drank quite heavily (about 5 or 6 glasses of wine in one evening). I have had a series of bodily changes including increased veins on my nose face and on the palms of my hand. Upon returning to the States, I consulted with a doctor who suggested that I get off coumadin given that my clots were in superficial veins. However, two days following my getting off coumadin, (1.
I noticed that it said to not consume alcohol while on the drug but i am in university and if this drug works then chances are i'll be on it for a while... and alcohol consumption is inevitable. I was just wondering how bad the side effects are with alcohol? Thanks!
I use Metoprolol to control my HR and warfarin and aspirin for clot prevention. No alcohol is the standard recommendation, and no caffeine. As I am in permanent AFib, what I do may have not relationship to your question, but I can say my actions don't my my AFib symptoms worse. I will have one drink, glass of wine, can of beer, a day on many occasions. I will drink have two, maximum three such drinks if I'm in a social environment that lasts for 4 or 5 hours and includes a meal.
You said your biological mother died of a stroke, this suggest to me that you should be on an anticoagulant. I take Warfarin. Given you have at least a two (age and AFib) strikes against you relative to having a stroke, I think it good advice for you to take Warfarin. Some people have trouble holding a stable IRN (Protime), if that's your case, then Warfarin is problematic. I get along rather well with Warfarin, I take 5 mg a day and have good success staying in the 2-3 INR range.
Common reasons for coumadin use are in atrial fibrillation to reduce the risk of stroke, in persons with clotting disorders, in persons with mechanical heart valves, and sometimes in people with severe heart failure. The usual dosage is somewhere between 1 and 15 mg a day. Potential side effects include bleeding, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea and leukopenia (low blood cell count).
Had to start taking injectable blood thinners twice a day and Warfarin until I was in the theraputic range. It took 2 and half weeks of twice daily injections and Warfarin to become theraputic. Once in the right range then I could continue with just the pills. Treatment would take 6 months, my warfarin sentence should be over end of this month. During all this the heart palpitations would continue and the trips to the hospital would also.
Total Cholesterol 110 LDL 65 HDL 24 Triglycerides 105 VDL 21 so my triglycerides went down and the VDL went down. However my Total, LDL went up, and my HDL went down. My doctor hasn't said a thing as to whether this is bad or good. But I find it unsettling, since I have drastically changed my diet as well as exercise regularly. I am being treated with Flecainide and Metpoprolol for afib. Should I be concerned?
I have had a mechanical valve put in to replace my leaking bicuspid aortic valve. First Warfarin is the same as Coumadin and you do have to limit your consumption of alcohol. Lucky for me I didn't drink anyway so it didn't affect me. But I know of others who can only have a couple of beers before it starts getting to them. When before they just drank all they wanted. To answer your question about the valve and how noisy it is. Let me tell you it can be noisy.
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What would cause my blood pressure to be high (190 over120) in the morning along with severe headaches and eye pain but as the day progresses the headache goes away and by noon my blood pressure is back to normal (120 over 70)
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But LDN and alcohol use are separate issues. Same with the coumadin. If I was drinking an occasional glass of wine and still had the virus, I wouldn't worry so much about the LDN, but I would take alpha lipoic acid before, after, and the morning after even the single occasional glass of wine or beer. That's because ALA is probably the most effective substance for protection of the liver tissue.
recently diagnosed with extensive dvt right leg extending up belly, clexane 7 days, warfarin 2 months and ongoing for further 6. am experiencing 'vibrations' in left leg.. noticable enough to disturb sleep ongoing 5/6 days and worsening. significent history of alcohol, negative history of drug injection. father died following multiple heart attacks mid 30s an age i am fast approaching.
He was developing severe tiredness and hand pain. He was investigated by cardiologist and was administered for Warfarin Sodium treatment; since the heart turned weak and one of the chamber was accumulating blood clot. He was regularly (initially weekly and then bi weekly and now monthly) tested for PT/INR response to the drug. But, on routine check up it is diagnosed that his SGPT and SGOT Levels have touched alarming.
I often recommend aggressive vitamin D supplementation for muscle ache and depressed mood, high dose vitamin B complex for fatigue and low energy levels, and Saccharomyces Boulardii for diarrhea. I also believe in the health benefits of magnesium -- rather, I should say I believe in the ill effects of LOW magnesium -- muscle weakness, irritability, even arrhythmia. I am glad you experienced improvement in PVC/PAC symptoms with the use of mag citrate.
May I suggest starting an entirely new thread and title it something like Gouty Arthritis and Warfarin Crisis, so that people who know about gout will chime in. This needs more attention than it is likely to get as an add-on to an old, unrelated thread. There is also an Expert forum on this site, where doctors will respond. My initial thought is, does your husband have a hemotologist, and has he been evaluated for a clotting disorder?
a ct scan in the er was the only thing that found it.....spent 6 days in hospital on morphine and warfarin, discharged on warfin and pain meds, but would like to know how long it is going to take till i feel better.......
I recently had a fasting lipid panel done and came back all normal with the exception of my AST level was 62. I am currently taking Lovastatin 40mg and I am on Warfarin 5mg to treat the blood disease Prothrombin 20210 mutation and Factor V Liden. I do drink alcohol on the weekends. Is the combination of the 2 medications a factor in this high AST level plus is the alcohol playing a factor in this as well.
Dear Doctor, what are the differences between ACITROM and WARFARIN ? kindly explain.
I then went abroad on holiday and came back and had acute chest and stomach pains. I could not breathe and felt very sick and ill. I was in and out of the emergency dept of the hospital and had to have oxygen and pain killers. They then discovered massive internal bleeding and I had 2 blood transfusions. I was still very ill afterwards with chest and stomach pains. This continued and I kept collpasing and could not breathe. I was in and out of hospital and had lots of tests.
If you have too little warfarin in your body, you may be at risk for forming dangerous blood clots. Medications, food and alcohol can also interfere with warfarin, making close monitoring even more important. Warfarin is taken once daily at the same time every day, preferably in the evening, with or without food. Many drugs can potentially interfere with warfarin and may cause your INR to change, putting you at risk for bleeding or a clot.
Also medication containing MG would cause diarhea while medication containing AL would cause constipation and without moving your bowel,harmful bacteria could built up in your body causing more gas,this catch 22 situation just goes on and on. Ideally we should avoid alcohol,spicy,oily,greasy food and dairy product and caffeine and soda ,chocolate ,nuts etc etc and leave a spartan life of boiled rice,water,boil lean meat and fish ,veggies and wonder WHERE IS THE FUN OF EATING?
You need to avoid foods and drugs that are also blood thinners such as asprin, advil, NSAIDs, Aleve, Orudis, and other pain killers. Only take what your doctor suggests for you to take for pain and nothing else. You need to reduce Vitamin K because it interveres with the absorbtion of Coumadin. Don't eat leafy greens like broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, or spinich, etc. Don't eat liver or other organ meats. Don't take vitamins or herbal supplements without telling your doctor.
he is 57 years and has had these symptoms for about a year he is also a bicyclist but has not ridden outside for 8 months was diagnosed with pulmonary bilateral embolisms in april and is currently on warfarin until october these p e's were caused from a broken ankle which happened in jan of this year our dr does not believe his symptoms are due to the warfarin and has done extensive lab work to try and diagnose him sometimes he is in actual tears with his pain he has a history
Alcohol interacts adversely with Warfarin and increases the INR. Coumadin /warfarin interacts with foods that contain Vitamin K. Vitamin K works against Coumadin /warfarin and makes it less effective. Please try to eat consistent amounts of Vitamin K. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, kale, collard greens, cabbage, and salad greens are some sources of Vitamin K, but there are many others.
Many medicines interact with Fenugreek and these include anti diabetic drugs, medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs), ibuprofen and warfarin. Takin alcohol when you are taking Tylenol can cause serious side effects that affect your liver. No reported interactions are there between peptobismol and alcohol. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
I've read all you symptoms and realise how horrible they are. Mine started due to alcohol, working abroad in france, very strange feeling.
When I was in hospital after a suspected heart attack they told me that the whole thing could have been caused by excess alcohol and smoking irritating my stomach and causing the same symptoms as a heart attack. There's so many possibilities - still my tooth went yesterday so hoping for improvements. CO Q10 is worth a read on google as there are so many proper medical studies to back it up but as always check for conflicts with medication as one effect is to lower blood pressure.
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