Review: could Coumadin cause Iron Deficiency Anaemia?


Summary

Iron deficiency anaemia is found among people who take Coumadin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Osteoporosis . We study 78,087 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 275 have Iron deficiency anaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Iron deficiency anaemia and more.

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Coumadin

Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Coumadin 82,667 users)

Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, back pain, arrhythmias (latest reports from 7,421 Iron deficiency anaemia patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

78,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin.
Among them, 275 people (0.35%) have Iron Deficiency Anaemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Coumadin cause Iron deficiency anaemia?

Time on Coumadin when people have Iron Deficiency Anaemia *:

  • < 1 month: 6.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 43.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Iron Deficiency Anaemia when taking Coumadin *:

  • female: 65.67 %
  • male: 34.33 %

Age of people who have Iron Deficiency Anaemia when taking Coumadin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.9 %
  • 20-29: 6.83 %
  • 30-39: 12.2 %
  • 40-49: 3.41 %
  • 50-59: 13.17 %
  • 60+: 60.49 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (54 people)
  • Bone Loss (32 people)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (29 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (20 people)
  • Acne (15 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (98 people)
  • Lasix (82 people)
  • Aspirin (64 people)
  • Lipitor (62 people)
  • Aredia (60 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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