The Coumadin (warfarin) Help Book: The Complete Guide to Anticoagulation Therapy to Prevent and Manage Strokes, Heart Attacks, and Other Vascular Disorders

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DiaMedica Publications, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 94 pages
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The anti-coagulant Coumadin(R) can be challenging to manage -- slight changes in its blood levels can lead to either ineffectiveness and stroke or bleeding episodes. What's more, a wide range of foods and medications can alter blood levels in conjunction with this medication. In a single, accessible book, author Diana Schneider explains how Coumadin(R) works, letting readers understand how food and medications alter its effects. She also provides information on how to enjoy a normal, healthy diet while using the drug, manage unusual situations, travel with Coumadin(R), and much more.
 

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User Review  - fredalss - LibraryThing

A great resource for patients and those caring for people on coumadin. Coumadin is commonly prescribed medication that unless taken correctly and food intake adjusted, can cause severe side-effects that might lead to serious illness and death. This book is a must read for those taking coumadin. Read full review

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User Review  - Coyote99 - LibraryThing

Excellent aid for patients on Coumadin. Clear instructions, readable language. Used it to help a 90 yr. old Spanish speaking relative and it made my job of managing her meds much easier. Highly Recommend. Read full review

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Contents

THE BASICS WHY ANTICOAGULATION IS NECESSARY
1
What Is an Anticoagulant and Why Is Controlling Blood Clotting So Important?
3
The Consequences of Abnormal Clot Formation Stroke Heart Attacks and More
11
Common Conditions That Cause Clots to Form
17
SUCCESSFUL ANTICOAGULATION MANAGEMENT
23
How Should I Take Coumadin or Warfarin?
25
Monitoring Maintaining Your Clotting Rate in the Desired Range
37
Side Effects of Oral Anticoagulant Therapy
43
How Do Drugs and Supplements Affect Coumadin or Warfarin Levels?
57
Oral Anticoagulants and Other Medical Conditions
65
GENERAL HEALTH CONCERNS
71
Managing Your General Health
73
Out and AboutManaging Your Coumadin or Warfarin Away from Home
79
RESOURCES
83
Index
89
Copyright

Dietary Considerations with Oral Anticoagulant Therapy
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