Warfarin (Coumadin) is an oral anticoagulant medication. It is widely prescribed in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases for the prevention of harmful blood clots. Additionally, warfarin is often prescribed after open heart surgery and after a heart attack to prevent the formation of blood clots. Warfarin does interact with other medications and with certain foods. Ongoing blood tests for the international normalized ratio (INR) are required to ensure an adequate yet safe dose is taken.

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Coumadin Reviews

Overall: I can't get the doses regulated. My INR is 1.4 to as high as 6.4, to many trips to get tested.

By tinman101

Overall: Started on coumadin, insurance then took me off and put me on the generic warfarin.

By re1ndeer

Overall: I take coumadin every day for 3 years now, I really dislike taking it for the rest of my life being I'm only 51 yrs old but they say it for {a fib} irregular heart beat it keeps me from having a stroke or heart attack and blood clots but Im not liking the symptoms it has on my skin it has changed from soft to very dry and my hair also changed from normal to very dry and losing it too. I also go once a month for blood testings the doctor said maybe if lose 200 lbs I could get off of warfrain did you know its made from rat poisoning.

By emgy1460

Overall: I take coumadin, regularly and I take 12.5 mg per day, I have had check-ups every 3 weeks and my pt. is 2.5, the VA wants my pt. between 2 and 3

By nexstar

Overall: I use daily biggest drawback of Counadin is the regular blood draws to monitor PT/INR numbers

By L.E.D

Pros: Widely used and commonly prescribed. Effective especially for DVT and to prevent stroke.

By John Crowley