Topic Archives: Coumadin

Payola from Portola?

In his tearjerker “Sisters of Mercy,” Leonard Cohen sings, I’ve been where you’re hanging and think I can see how you’re pinned. Although I am less inclined to bash the FDA than many, it has recently let modern medical practice place many patients in an undesirable situation. What if there was a very powerful drug, […]

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    since I had a DVT in the lower leg 13 years ago and another, one year later, my Doc suggested coumadin for life. Recen...

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    Tanglewood, I had a couple of episodes of arrhythmia and my Dr. wanted me on coumadin and aspirin. I opted not to do ei...

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    Hi Roger; do you need to have your blood level INR checked while on Natto Kinase? I am on Coumadin, and while checking ...

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    Adadfarm, I am by-pass recipient following ventricular fib. A year ago I had a couple of atrial fibs. At 86, then, I ...

  • Gui

    "vitamin K does not harm anyone " except for those of us saps on Coumadin, whenever I might need an antidote, I'll fina...

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    Alan, I had two brief episodes of atrial arrhythmia about 3 years ago and rejected my physician's advice to use Coumadin...

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    Eyedoc: Multi thumbs for that info. Re: One of the problems is bleeding and scaring, especially since many of us are ...

  • Gui_

    I have an appt. on the 28th with the man behind the curtain, only my third since the initial consultation and briefly be...

  • drbonz

    I don't think there will be any issue with AC5 in patients on Coumadin, Lovenox, or Xarelto since it doesn't effect the ...

  • drbonz

    Interesting. From these, it looks like the control is not another agent but instead is Tegaderm, which is a sticky "Sar...

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    And that makes three; I just turned 76 on March 24th. My cholesterol is good but I do have atrial fibrallation and borde...

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    FYI, here's Dr DB's response to my earlier comments on using AC5 for bleeding incidents with my coumadin-using elders. ...

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    For any people here on Coumadin, a interesting read. http://fda.einnews.com/article/285402090/RyhvWkndc_jFa46G Cheers,...

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    I added to $ARTH today, too. Listened carefully to the most recent presentation (LD Micro Invitational, Jun 1-5, 2015...

  • arch1

    If I remember right DR K had dim view of this,,,something like gunk that needs to be cleaned out,,matrix for clot to beg...

  • DBMD

    People can have gentic problems that lead to increase blood clots like Protein S or Protein C deficiency the affect Fac...

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    Thank you, Dr DB. Could you comment if having to go on Coumadin a common issue for older people (my Dad & my m-i-l we...

  • DBMD

    To dunnydame AC5 would be better used for larger bleeds with trauma to larger vessels. Dermabond or liquid bandaid wou...

  • DBMD

    Yes good thoughts about anticoagulants. The problem may be using AC5 and continuing Plavix or coumadin or some such dru...

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    RE: ptla---From your post it sounds as though you are a MD. As a nurse on a cardiac monitored floor I have run across ...

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    $PTLA Portola The Doc's original article in November Payola for Portola? There are many new blood thinners on the ma...

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    The discussion of the approach to medicine of treating something with pills that give some benefits but create greater p...

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    Could someone with a better memory please remind me which article and comments blog discussed blood thinners and problem...

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    Dr Kss, Getting back to that 5000 IU dose for D3 to ward off the flu, my reading of 27 ng/ml on 1/30/2013 was too low so...

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    There has been a great deal of discussion on this thread in the past 10 days regarding the risks and benefits of using p...

  • DBMD

    Comment on Subdurals or head bleeds in elderly. Coumadin and Plavix are the biggest offenders because of their use. Anat...

  • arch1

    Eyedoc I very much agree.. I am long term Afib and when placed on Coumadin I understood aneurysm, thrombosis,chronic e...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    Frank, when Glenn posts, I think he will agree the video we saw of the product in use in animal surgery was nothing less...

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    In retrospect I think of the complexity of blood coagulation that the Doc laid out. Also, that Coumadin has troubles but...

  • DBMD

    Ken, yes that one should be included in the list as well. I have not personally had a problem with that yet in terms of ...

  • DBMD

    For the antiplatlet effect in coronary dz or stroke prevention 81 mg every other day will work. For those at substantial...

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    Oh RGDO, my most painful investment "lesson" since I went big when I thought BNIKF would go easily to $4 and bought way ...

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    Yes, I am also disappointed. Not only for the financial loss but also because the medication will not be available. ...

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    Hi Frank, Wow, I guess comparing notes is like apple and oranges when you throw other variables into the mix. That sound...

  • frank archambeau

    Tanglewood I have had A fib 35> years Diastolic heart failure about 12 . Take coumadin 25 mg 5 days 50mg 2days a...

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    Hi Frank, Like you, I have had Atrial Fibrilation for a long time, since May 1997. I am currently 74 years old. I don't ...

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    Dear Dr. KSS, Thank you for continuous insights. I hope you have one more up your sleeve regarding RGDO. I lost my ...

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    Dr. KSS: In your article that introduced us to RGDO, you discussed the potential rewards and risks (including limited h...

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    I appreciate your incredibly informative article. I would never take Coumadin on a bet. I do take a daily aspirin, alw...

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    Strongly agree rergarding Coumadin that an every 2 week injection is superior to a coumadin clinic visit often every wee...

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    Uh, well, no, that's not correct. BMS's regimen is only for genotype 1b. Merck's isn't even to phase III yet. AbbVie's i...

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    I had to chase this morning but bought RGDO for myself and family members. My Dad had to use coumadin and it was a pain...

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    Thanks, as usual, to everyone here for financial and medical education and camaraderie accompanied by a soup├žon of humo...

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    Thankyou Dr KSS for this great article and discussion on clotting. My irregular irregularity has been chronic intermitte...

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    OK, but please understand the above is not meant to be a guide; I am ASKING others on this site whether I have enough co...

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    Dr KSS, Wonderful read. Thank you so much. I have a niece with a clotting disorder that was recently diagnosed. She's...

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    Wow this thread has so much on it that my own think-o-later is trying to distill some basic nuts and bolts about both RG...

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    Many thanks to David B. for stirring the coals for RGDO 3 days ago, and to Dr. KSS for his comprehensive scientific asse...

  • frank archambeau

    DR;; thank you for great article,,,,I have been on coumadin for years and think I may buy RGDO just because it looks li...

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    Hi folks, I am a semi retired ex pat ,dental surgeon living in Jamaica, trying to practice first world dentistry in a th...

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    Doc,brilliant article and great find.You really make me proud of being with Stockgumshoe.Thanks for the long hours of le...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    Thanks Subramania, and thanks for asking. The big problem with heparin is lack of reversibility, as its antidote pro...

  • subramania kaushik

    Great article Dr. KSS. How does it compare with drugs like Coumadin, Heparin, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Lovenox? Thanks for your...

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    having lost a friend through uncontrollable Coumadin killing her I am all for alternatives....

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