Can You Get Blood Clots While Your On Coumadin

Can you get blood clots while your on coumadinYes. Medications that are commonly called blood thinners — such as aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), apixaban (Eliquis) and heparin — significantly decrease your risk of blood clotting, but will not decrease the risk to zero. These medications must be taken exactly as directed to work safely and effectively.

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Does Coumadin Dissolve Blood Clots?

You have right. Coumadin does not dissolve a blood clot. It only prevent future clots not the ones that are already present. Coumadin makes our blood thinner, so it moves easier around the clot and quits feeding it. But the clot may dissolve on its own. Exactly, over time, the body will usually dissolve some of the clot.

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Can You Develop Blood Clots While On Coumadin?

Many older adults take the prescription medication Coumadin (a brand name for the generic Warfarin) to prevent strokes, blood clots, and heart attacks. However, according to a recent article in the Washington Post, without extremely close monitoring of patients on this drug, Coumadin can lead to internal bleeding or fatal blood clots.

Does Coumadin Cause High Blood Pressure?

Warfarin causes extensive vascular calcification leading to increased systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure in rats, may be associated with increased valvular and coronary calcifications in man, and possibly worsens hypertension in high-risk patients, particularly in those with diabetes mellitus or uncontrolled hypertension.

Does Coumadin Affect Blood Sugar Level?

Warfarin can intensify the effects of the diabetes drugs and cause blood sugar levels to crash. Patients with low blood sugar may appear drunk, lightheaded or confused, and are at risk of falling, Romely said. "Sometimes this means having the patient monitor their blood sugar levels more often," she added.

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