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Coumadin vs. Xarelto for DVT


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Other Names: Warfarin   Jantoven   Warfin   Marevan


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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
Rivaroxaban (BAY 59-7939) is an route of administration anticoagulant invented and manufactured by Bayer in a number of countries it is marketed as Xarelto. In the United States, it is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutica. It is the first available ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By richard e.
November 22, 2014
richard e. wrote
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By erika buford
October 13, 2014
erika buford wrote
Coumadin and fever
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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 carolyn
September 4, 2014
carolyn wrote
coughing up blood, blood in my mouth in the morning
I have seen this also
Stacy  |  February 4, 2015
So glad to hear someone else have the same problems with blood in mouth in the morning. the taste is terrible. told the doctor and he blew me off
richard e.  |  November 22, 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
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By Lillian
March 20, 2014
Lillian wrote
Coumadin is a nigthmare
I agree that natural is better, but what do you do if it costs more to go natural and you can't afford it as you lost your job after falling sick and got put on the meds for the rest of your life? How are you going to find work if all the employers out there are terrified you'll die sooner rather than later and refuse to hire you?
Cheryl  |  February 8, 2015
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 Felix
March 2, 2014
Felix wrote
Xarelto and Eczema
I was on Xarelto for a few months after getting a DVT post knee surgery (I'm a 31 y/o male), and now (after being off of Xarelto for a few weeks), have developed severe eczema on my hands. I have never had a skin issue in my lifetime.
Adam S.  |  January 1, 2015
Had been on Coumadin for several years for recurrent DVTs and had periods of rashes and itching. In April I had more leg clots while on Coumadin, so doctor switched me to Zarelto. Clots are gone, rashes are gone, but skin itches more, just about everywhere: scalp, back, face, arms. Leg itching I think is due to previous dvts causing varicose veins and pooling.
Tom  |  August 23, 2014
I have developed it around my eyes and behind my ears since starting Xarelto.
August 19, 2014
Me too but just in the foot of the DVT leg
Brian S  |  May 31, 2014
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By wayland
January 9, 2014
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By Grob
December 26, 2013
Grob wrote
DVT, EP, excercise
A question about the stents: do they have valves built into them to prevent blood pooling?

I had clots in my left calf in 1999. Thinking I had pulled a muscle, I went to the gym and did light leg lifts which broke up the clots which went into my lungs. A year later was up to running a mile again and back at the gym. In 2011 I had extensive clotting in my right ankle to above the knee and in my lungs - sitting too long at the computer I suppose. I started back at the gym in April and changed fr
Tom  |  August 23, 2014
I had that happen to me. Clot was from my knee to groin. I had to have 3 stents in my iliac vein, it had collapsed.
hazel  |  July 30, 2014
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By kevin
November 18, 2013
kevin wrote
rivaroxoban is definitley much better than warfarin
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By Dayne R
September 30, 2013
Dayne R wrote
How do I manage pain medication while on Xarelto?
I have two ways to deal with pain. One is the Lumen Photon. The other is the Bemer.
Jeannette R  |  November 25, 2014
My sister was put on 30 mg daily about a month ago for DVT in her right leg. The doctor has now switched the dose to 20 mg once daily. She suffers from arthritis and always took Advil for it prior to getting the clot. The doctor told her that the only pain medication she can now take is Tylenol (which unfortunately doesn't do as good a job as far as pain relief is concerned as the Advil did.
Denise  |  September 11, 2014
I have been on xarelto for 6 months 'and taking 10 mg of norco three times a day some itching but I feel great . hated being on warfarin
randy  |  May 24, 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. Xarelto

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know the side effects from Xarelto adversed to the Coumadin
...made the change from Coumadin to Xarelto ...to know the side effects from Xarelto adversed...
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...Cumadin a month ago and about a week ago I had sharp pains in my chest then three days ago I had an irregular fast heartbeat on the lower right side of my heart for about 30 minutes. Once that was ...
three yrs ago, I was on Coumadin for a yr and recovered well...
...DVT in my legs this yr. The first time three yrs ago, I was on Coumadin for a yr and recovered well. This time ...that Xarelto is messing with my blood chemistry somehow to cause fatigue. Is...
from Coumadin - I have never had that problem.� There seem...
...avoid NSAIDs, which result in stomach pain after even small doses.� Xarelto works better for me than either Coumadin ...canal bleeding from Coumadin - I have never had that problem.� There seem ...
I was taking Coumadin, rephresh supplements and apple...
...a month ago and I am so upset that it has caused me to have heavily bleeding with clots. Prior to starting xarelto, I was taking...
I was on Coumadin for 7 yrs and doc offered xarelto with no...
...and doc offered xarelto with no testing. I've been on it a month and terrible stomach burning that...
my Coumadin and it just wasn't working. The decision...
...Xarelto and haven't felt this good in almost three years. I can eat what I want (GREEN VEGETABLES!) no stabbing of my fingers and veins on a weekly basis, plus I have so much energy. I guess so f...
surgery. I was started on coumadin in the hospital....
...bladder surgery. I was started on coumadin in the hospital. The drs wanted to switch me to Xarelto, selling it as a wonder drug.Since taking it, I've experienced terrible hair loss. (I was at...
been taking Coumadin (Brand name) for several years because...
...taking Coumadin (Brand ...to Xarelto. I've been taking it for a week now with a few side effects including an ache (heartburn?) on the left side of my chest, mild stomach discomfort and muscle s...
started on Coumadin then switched to Xarelto after approx...
I started on Coumadin then switched to Xarelto after approx 4 months in treatment of a massive ...the exercise due to PE's) I have now been off Xarelto less than a week and I already notice a...