Review: could Coumadin cause Red blood cell count decreased?
This is a review of Red blood cell count decreased by studying 68,272 people who take Coumadin. We analyze: the time on Coumadin when people have Red blood cell count decreased, age of these people, the severity of Red blood cell count decreased, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Coumadin. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Coumadin (latest outcomes from 75,018 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots, atrial fibrillation/flutter. Commonly reported side effects of Coumadin include international normalised ratio increased, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, weakness, nausea.
Red blood cell count decreased
Red blood cell count decreased (latest reports from 65,132 patients) has been reported by people with hepatitis c, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Mar, 6, 2014: 68,272 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 254 people (0.37%) have Red Blood Cell Count Decreased.
Time on Coumadin when people have Red blood cell count decreased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Red blood cell count decreased||70.59%||11.76%||5.88%||11.76%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Red blood cell count decreased when taking Coumadin * :
|Red blood cell count decreased||0.00%||0.00%||0.82%||1.23%||0.82%||5.35%||20.58%||71.19% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (32 people, 12.60%)
- Hypertension (16 people, 6.30%)
- Osteoporosis (16 people, 6.30%)
- Depression (16 people, 6.30%)
- Pain (15 people, 5.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (58 people, 22.83%)
- Lasix (57 people, 22.44%)
- Aredia (49 people, 19.29%)
- Aspirin (42 people, 16.54%)
- Neurontin (39 people, 15.35%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Shari Stogdill (1 year ago):
My husband, brother in law, and another man I met just this last week all have one thing in common. They all three took or are taking Warfarin. All three have low red blood count, problem with water retention, fatigue, lack of oxigine and can not breath when walking short distances. My husband has had to have blood transfusions ever three months but they never give him enough to add up to correct amounts for his size and gender. What studies have been made to correct the loss of red blood cell count and formulation back into ones system once it has been, what appears to me and aulteration of correct blood cell making? We need to know this treatment, like asap. Our doctors have not come up with a reason for the loss of these mens blood. It strikes me funny that all three of these men have this problem in common and all three took this blood thinner. Lodgic tells me there has to be a connection. My husbands blood doctor has hit a blink wall. We have done the Vit k. Iron injections, B12, all the tests of gi, stomach, UA, and BM. No blood loss found for these areas. Now the Doctors are grasping at straws and want to see if chemo-therepy would not help. All I can see that doing is putting toxic drugs into my husbands body that mostlikely will cause him more problems to deal with. This has us both quite upset that he is being used as a gennie pig, because the doctors have not been told the dangers of taking Warfarin. Please advise us what to do so we can help our doctor help treat my husband correctly and safely.
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I have a client with restless leg syndrome as well as being a coumadin patient who has trouble sleeping at night. She would like to know if diphenhydramine HCl has any bad side affects in combination or is it safe? She is 87 years old. 10 years ago, had triple by-pass surgery.
RNMommy on Mar, 8, 2014:
In response to the quest. about whether or not it's safe to give diphenhydramine to 87 y.o woman w/RLS whom is also on Coumadin:studies have been done that show that elderly patients can be @increased risk for developing dementia when taking diphenhydramine for insomnia...w/out factoring in comorbidities or meds. So err on the side of caution.
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