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A study for a 72-year old woman who takes Coumadin, Exforge

Summary: 15 female patients aged 72 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 72 year old female patient who has Atrial Fibrillation. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from 75,111 Coumadin users)

Exforge has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate; valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 4,586 Exforge users)

What are the conditions

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) can be treated by Coumadin, Warfarin Sodium, Flecainide Acetate, Digoxin, Sotalol Hydrochloride, Pradaxa. (latest reports from 87,259 Atrial Fibrillation patients)

On Mar, 4, 2015: 15 females aged 72 (±5) who take Coumadin, Exforge are studied

Coumadin, Exforge outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 72

Gender: female

Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation

Drugs taking:
- Coumadin (warfarin sodium): used for 1 - 6 months

Comments from or about the patient: the coumadin does not work well and my inr does not go up as needed.
maybe there is aninteraction with exforge

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eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
ExforgeThe drug has been added in the study. Outcomes of the drug mix are shown.

Drug effectiveness over time :

n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/aOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)
Asthenia (weakness)
Sensory Disturbance (sense disturbance)
Blood Pressure Increased
Abdominal Pain
Large Intestine Perforation (hole in large intestine)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Atrial Fibrillation
- support group for people who take Coumadin
- support group for people who take Exforge

Recent conversations of related support groups:

  • Support group for people who have Atrial Fibrillation
    Are everyone's hearts as I say "behaving this evening?" Had a full day without pvcs! Always a good thing! The last afib episode was in October! For some reason it always appears every 6 months! So I'm not due until April 2015! Will try to be positive and tell myself it's not going to happen!

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