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Review: could Coumadin cause Bloody sputum (Coughing up blood)?

Summary: Bloody sputum is found among people who take Coumadin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 72,234 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 658 have Bloody sputum. Find out below who they are, when they have Bloody sputum and more.

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Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from 75,116 Coumadin users)

Bloody sputum

Bloody sputum (blood in sputum) has been reported by people with lung cancer - non-small cell, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 11,859 Bloody sputum patients)

On Apr, 1, 2015: 72,233 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 658 people (0.91%) have Bloody Sputum.

Trend of Bloody sputum in Coumadin reports

Time on Coumadin when people have Bloody sputum * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bloody sputum22.86%25.71%11.43%28.57%5.71%5.71%0.00%

Age of people who have Bloody sputum when taking Coumadin * :

Bloody sputum0.00%0.00%1.26%3.60%2.52%6.49%17.30%68.83%

Severity of Bloody sputum when taking Coumadin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bloody sputum0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Bloody sputum ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bloody sputum0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (59 people, 8.97%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (54 people, 8.21%)
  3. Pain (34 people, 5.17%)
  4. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (26 people, 3.95%)
  5. Pulmonary hypertension (21 people, 3.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (159 people, 24.16%)
  2. Aspirin (155 people, 23.56%)
  3. Zometa (106 people, 16.11%)
  4. Lisinopril (90 people, 13.68%)
  5. Simvastatin (82 people, 12.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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