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Coumadin vs. Effient for Blood Clots

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Coumadin

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Other Names: Warfarin   Jantoven   Warfin   Marevan

Effient

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Other Names: Prasugrel
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Warfarin (also known under the brand names Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan, Lawarin, Waran, and Warfant) is an anticoagulant. It is most likely to be the drug popularly referred to as a "blood thinner," yet this is a misno... Read more on Wikipedia
Prasugrel (marketing name Effient in the US, Efient in the EU and Prasita in India) is a novel platelet inhibitor developed by Daiichi Sankyo Co. and produced by Ube Industries and currently marketed in the United States in cooperation ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By erika buford
October 13, 2014
erika buford wrote
Coumadin and fever
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By TATAP
September 8, 2014
TATAP wrote
1.3 INR stuck
the post cut me off. didn't know there was a space limit. lol anyways, less man made drugs and more natural cures are better. and they are out there. Docs don't tell a lot because the pharma companies pay their wage and they have to endorse them. Look up the 2 that I mentioned and you'll be amazed. Once your blood gets thinner naturally, you will be able to lower your warfarin dose. Good luck with everything :)
carrie  |  October 1, 2014
I cant give medical advice as I am not a doctor, but if you are trying to thin your blood more without taking a higher dose of warfarin or enduring other procedures, there are many safe and natural products out there that you could take in conjunction with warfarin. One is aged garlic extract, and it has MANY other health benefits. Also omega 3 fish oils. Keep in mind that taking anything that will naturally thin the blood will also require your Coumadin dose to be adjusted, but that's a good t
carrie  |  October 1, 2014
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By Diane Short
May 15, 2014
Diane Short wrote
Coumadin and Cherry juice
con't of first message...... Long term use of warfarin has negative side effects. If you can help thin your blood naturally and lower your warfarin dose then do it. The second thing is that you can safely use other natural methods as long as you take the same amount everyday and your warfarin dose will be adjusted.Please look into it. I do it. I use aged garlic extract and omega 3 fish oils. My warfarin was lowered from 6 mg to 3.5. so far. Try to talk to a doc. that practices integrative medic
carrie  |  October 1, 2014
Diane ad Joe. I read your posts and wanted to let you know 2 things. First....PLEASE don't stop taking your natural products because of the warfarin. We need to be able to help ourselves naturally. If the cherry juice was helping as a sleep aide an for your arthritic hip, KEEP TAKING IT!
carrie  |  October 1, 2014
Have been on coumadin since 2002 and YES, cherry juice will move your numbers. I was consuming approx 6-8 tablespoons a day mixed with water as an anti-inflammatory agent for an arthritic hip. Had to stop due to the instability it created in my coumadin therapy.
joe m  |  September 17, 2014
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By Doug
April 26, 2014
Doug wrote
Coumadin/hematoma
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By Lillian
March 20, 2014
Lillian wrote
Coumadin is a nigthmare
Lillian, look into the many NATURAL ways to thin your blood without medication. You should be able to lower your Coumadin dose or even go off of it. There are many natural choices out there. Look them up, and don't let a doctor tell you that you can't. Try to find a doctor that practices "integrative medicine". You deserve to get your life back ad live naturally. Medical doctors endorse the pharmaceutical companies, so find one that practices homeopathic or natural medicine. Good Luck :)
carrie  |  October 1, 2014
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By mike
September 21, 2013
mike wrote
marivan v coumadin
Avoid eating foods that contains potassium and nitrates bec these thiccken the blood. avoid eating salty foods bec salt retains water in our body that make our heart hard to pump more blood in and out of the heart. Salt makes the heart weaker.
August 31, 2014
Now . I have had aortic and mitral valves replaced. I don't eat foods that make my INR raise to a level of more than 3. My range should be bet. 2.5 to3. Green leafy veg. And beer. Wine and liquor will lower the INR that will make the blood thicker. Avoid these foods and drinks.
Bernie  |  August 31, 2014
Hi Mike. I'm from the Philippines but I live in California . I have had my surgery in 2010 valves (metallic) replacement I'm taking warfarin 2mg a day. Lisonopril metoprolol simbastatin and and baby aspirin 81 mg. I do have blood check every 3 weeks. Sometimes my INR are so low that I need to increase my Coumadin .at present it's so high that I need to lower my Coumadin. It's really hard to be in this situation because of high cause of medicine, doctors and nurse that I pay. This for life no
Bernie  |  August 31, 2014
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What patients are saying about Coumadin vs. Effient

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stents? My husband had been on coumadin for 2 years for AF....
...go off of effient after the first year of having stents? My husband had been on coumadin ...he was taken off of coumadin and put on effient. It has been 1 year and the dr. said he could stop the...
at 62%. Now, I am taking Effient; which I am told if the...
...heart attack. They took me off plavix due to the ...at 62%. Now, I am taking Effient; which I am told if the Effient does not work there is ...I can take...What about coumadin; I am wonderi...
am on effient and asprin already.. Now the coumadin. No...
...effient and asprin already.. Now the coumadin. No more...
and since he is on Effient already she isn't sure adding...
...doctor claimed there has been some case study that show low levels of this protien are associated with CAD. She said the only thing they would recommend would be Coumadin and since he is on Effient...
with Plavix, Coumadin,...Effient....you name it, or if you...
...matter if you do a 2hr bypass run on a pt with Plavix, Coumadin,...Effient....you name it, or if you do a 6 hr bypass run on an...
(Plavix and Effient) or blood thinners (Coumadin, Pradaxa)...
...for most people but I prefer OTC naproxen or ibuprofen used judiciously. ...including antiplatlet drugs (Plavix and Effient) or blood thinners (Coumadin, Pradaxa) should probably avoid nonsteroi...
is the case with Effient but I know that Coumadin takes...
...this is the case with Effient but I know that Coumadin takes about ten days to ...so it's safer to use Lovenox. I can't see why ...that couldn't be fixed with Coumadin--and I've only had ...
therapy. Eliquis, Pradaxa, Effient, Xarelto...
There are multiple alternatives to Coumadin/warfarin therapy. Eliquis, Pradaxa, Effient, Xarelto are a few of the new ones that require no diet restrictions...
what you can tolerate. Effient and Plavix are both very...
...what you can tolerate. Effient and Plavix are both very effective as well as ...the market which compete with Coumadin for embolic protection but could potentially work in aspirins place as...
start him on warfarin (coumadin)!!! Low protein S is a...
Thank God she didn't start him on warfarin (coumadin)!!! Low protein S is a Vitamin K deficiency, Coumadin is a Vitamin K antagonist ...being held low. Thank you effient! If both the A1298C and...
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