Discussions that mention coumadin

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suggus,

I just read a study suggesting that heparin and warfarin (Coumadin) were killing far more people after heart procedures than was commonly reported. The article implies that aspirin was FAR safer.I agree. After all there were generations of people who took lifelong doses of 10-16 aspirin for arthritis control...and probably still do.
Look for MUCH greater control of the use of coumadin as a result of this study.


I'll take the aspirin any day over coumadin...and that goes DOUBLE for Plavix, in my estimation the very WORST of the blood thinners.

Think about it this way...imagine a world where everyone took daily coumadin in small doses but took a huge dose with every headache and sore joint and daily for years with chronic pain; I envision bodies littering the streets...much like dead rats actually :D:D.
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suggus,

I just read a study suggesting that heparin and warfarin (Coumadin) were killing far more people after heart procedures than was commonly reported. The article implies that aspirin was FAR safer.I agree. After all there were generations of people who took lifelong doses of 10-16 aspirin for arthritis control...and probably still do.
Look for MUCH greater control of the use of coumadin as a result of this study.


I'll take the aspirin any day over coumadin...and that goes DOUBLE for Plavix, in my estimation the very WORST of the blood thinners.

Think about it this way...imagine a world where everyone took daily coumadin in small doses but took a huge dose with every headache and sore joint and daily for years with chronic pain; I envision bodies littering the streets...much like dead rats actually :D:D.


OK!! now I'm really freaking!
RAT POISON? My husband was just started on 6mgs of coumadin ( due to a pulmonary embolism, complications from a triple bypass ) They want him to take it for 3 months along with 325 mg asprin. He does have to go get his blood clotting tested 2 times a week but RAT POSION? Really?:eek:
Cass
Yep that's what it is. Generic name is warfarin, hubby has been on it for 10 years and only has to get his blood tested once a month. It can be a real life saver.
My dad had heart problems for about 35 years, he was on coumadin, until he was in an auto accident. He had relativly minor injuries, broken arm and a couple of ribs, but they needed to operate and took him off the coumadin so that they would be able to control the bleeding. He then had a heart attack and passed away, so just be careful out there.