Review: taking Coumadin and Sudafed together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Coumadin and Sudafed together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Coumadin and Sudafed. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 149 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Coumadin

Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Coumadin 73,270 users)

Sudafed

Sudafed has active ingredients of pseudoephedrine. It is often used in sinus congestion. (latest outcomes from Sudafed 5,184 users)

On Jul, 20, 2016

149 people who take Coumadin, Sudafed are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Coumadin and Sudafed drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Coumadin:
  • < 1 month: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Sudafed:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (4 of 8 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Coumadin:
  • female: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
Sudafed:
  • female: 62.0% - (5 of 8 people)
  • male: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Coumadin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
Sudafed:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • 50-59: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • insomnia
  • accidental overdose
  • arthralgia
  • bladder disorder
  • catheter related infection
  • cystitis
  • decreased appetite
  • delusional perception
  • dizziness aggravated
1 - 6 months:
  • headache
  • abscess intestinal
  • atelectasis
  • cardiolipin antibody positive
  • cervical cyst
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholelithiasis
  • coagulation factor ix level decreased
  • coagulopathy
  • constipation
6 - 12 months:
  • decreased appetite
  • dizziness aggravated
  • dry skin
  • erythema
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • hypokalaemia
  • oral discomfort
  • pain of skin
  • arthralgia
2 - 5 years:
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • headaches
  • non-cardiac chest pain
  • weight gain - unintentional
10+ years:
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • headaches
  • non-cardiac chest pain
  • weight gain - unintentional
not specified:
  • oedema peripheral
  • sinusitis
  • back pain
  • abscess
  • computerised tomogram abnormal
  • tooth disorder
  • depression
  • fistula
  • inflammation
  • pain

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • sinusitis
  • back pain
  • abscess
  • computerised tomogram abnormal
  • tooth disorder
  • depression
  • fistula
  • inflammation
  • pain
  • arthralgia
male:
  • renal failure
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • hyperglycaemia
  • oedema peripheral
  • atrial fibrillation
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • pleural effusion
  • respiratory failure
  • somnolence

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • arthralgia
  • decreased appetite
  • dry skin
  • erythema
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • hypokalaemia
  • oral discomfort
  • pain of skin
  • paraesthesia oral
20-29:
  • atrial fibrillation
  • heart rate increased
30-39:
  • urinary tract infection
  • thrombosis
  • vomiting
  • insomnia
  • intracardiac thrombus
  • nasopharyngitis
  • nausea
  • pulmonary thrombosis
  • sinusitis
  • constipation
40-49:
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • abscess
  • back pain
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • bone disorder
  • carotid artery stenosis
  • cataract
  • cholelithiasis
  • computerised tomogram abnormal
50-59:
  • sinusitis
  • anorexia
  • back pain
  • osteonecrosis
  • swelling face
  • tooth disorder
  • tumour marker increased
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • abscess
60+:
  • fatigue
  • neck pain
  • oedema peripheral
  • asthenia
  • depression
  • palpitations
  • urinary tract infection
  • arthralgia
  • atelectasis
  • anaemia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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