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Review: could Coumadin cause Fluid retention?

Summary: Fluid retention could be caused by Coumadin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Lasix, and have Pulmonary arterial hypertension.

We study 72,161 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 673 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 71,836 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 673 people (0.94%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.76% of all the 88,823 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fluid retention in Coumadin reports

Time on Coumadin when people have Fluid retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%16.67%16.67%66.67%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Coumadin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%0.00%0.42%3.37%10.11%15.37%70.74%

Severity of Fluid retention when taking Coumadin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fluid retention0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (206 people, 30.61%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (39 people, 5.79%)
  3. Depression (25 people, 3.71%)
  4. Osteoporosis (24 people, 3.57%)
  5. Pulmonary hypertension (22 people, 3.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (209 people, 31.05%)
  2. Tracleer (209 people, 31.05%)
  3. Aspirin (97 people, 14.41%)
  4. Digoxin (92 people, 13.67%)
  5. Revatio (86 people, 12.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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