Review: could Coumadin cause Hernia?


Hernia is found among people who take Coumadin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Back pain . We study 70,780 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 165 have Hernia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hernia and more.

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Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Coumadin 73,237 users)


Hernia (hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle) has been reported by people with gastrooesophageal reflux disease, breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, itching, hiatal hernia (latest reports from 6,278 Hernia patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

70,780 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin.
Among them, 165 people (0.23%) have Hernia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Coumadin cause Hernia?

Time on Coumadin when people have Hernia *:

  • < 1 month: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 60 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hernia when taking Coumadin *:

  • female: 32.9 %
  • male: 67.1 %

Age of people who have Hernia when taking Coumadin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.81 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 11.38 %
  • 50-59: 21.95 %
  • 60+: 65.85 %

Severity if Hernia when taking Coumadin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hernia **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (19 people)
  • Back Pain (19 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (16 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (14 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (47 people)
  • Zometa (43 people)
  • Fosamax (38 people)
  • Lisinopril (30 people)
  • Vioxx (26 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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