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Review: could Coumadin cause Loose stools?

Summary: Loose stools 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 Atrial fibrillation.

We study 72,161 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 64 have Loose stools. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose stools and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 71,836 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 64 people (0.09%) have Loose Stools. They amount to 0.70% of all the 9,184 people who have Loose Stools on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loose stools in Coumadin reports

Time on Coumadin when people have Loose stools * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loose stools0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Loose stools when taking Coumadin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loose stools0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%12.12%7.58%80.30%

Severity of Loose stools when taking Coumadin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Loose stools ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (7 people, 10.94%)
  2. Cerebrovascular accident (4 people, 6.25%)
  3. Pulmonary hypertension (3 people, 4.69%)
  4. Osteoporosis (2 people, 3.12%)
  5. Arthritis (2 people, 3.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (20 people, 31.25%)
  2. Vitamin e (11 people, 17.19%)
  3. Furosemide (10 people, 15.62%)
  4. Digoxin (10 people, 15.62%)
  5. Lanoxin (8 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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