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Review: could Coumadin cause Iron deficiency anaemia?

Summary: Iron deficiency anaemia could be caused by Coumadin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 72,161 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 266 have Iron deficiency anaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Iron deficiency anaemia and more.

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Coumadin

Coumadin (latest outcomes from 75,036 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots, deep venous thrombosis. Commonly reported side effects of Coumadin include international normalised ratio increased, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, weakness, nausea.

Iron deficiency anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia (latest reports from 41,469 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, acne, high blood pressure, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 71,836 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 266 people (0.37%) have Iron Deficiency Anaemia. They amount to 0.64% of all the 41,337 people who have Iron Deficiency Anaemia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Iron deficiency anaemia in Coumadin reports

Time on Coumadin when people have Iron deficiency anaemia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Iron deficiency anaemia6.67%26.67%13.33%26.67%26.67%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Iron deficiency anaemia when taking Coumadin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Iron deficiency anaemia0.00%0.00%3.15%6.31%21.62%2.25%12.16%54.50%

Severity of Iron deficiency anaemia when taking Coumadin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Iron deficiency anaemia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (67 people, 25.19%)
  2. Bone loss (45 people, 16.92%)
  3. Pulmonary embolism (29 people, 10.90%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (20 people, 7.52%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (15 people, 5.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (130 people, 48.87%)
  2. Aredia (90 people, 33.83%)
  3. Aspirin (87 people, 32.71%)
  4. Peridex (82 people, 30.83%)
  5. Lasix (82 people, 30.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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