Review: could Coumadin cause Phlebitis?


Phlebitis 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 Aredia, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 78,087 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 323 have Phlebitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Phlebitis 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 80,735 users)


Phlebitis (inflammation of the walls of a vein) has been reported by people with hypotension, muscle haemorrhage, weakness, haematoma, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 5,992 Phlebitis patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

78,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin.
Among them, 323 people (0.41%) have Phlebitis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Coumadin cause Phlebitis?

Time on Coumadin when people have Phlebitis *:

  • < 1 month: 8.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 86.49 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.7 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Phlebitis when taking Coumadin *:

  • female: 76.01 %
  • male: 23.99 %

Age of people who have Phlebitis when taking Coumadin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.39 %
  • 20-29: 2.72 %
  • 30-39: 3.89 %
  • 40-49: 22.18 %
  • 50-59: 31.91 %
  • 60+: 38.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (37 people)
  • Oedema (29 people)
  • Anxiety (28 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (27 people)
  • Osteoporosis (26 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia (126 people)
  • Zometa (109 people)
  • Neurontin (81 people)
  • Percocet (80 people)
  • Xanax (76 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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