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Review: could Coumadin cause Red blood cell count decreased?

Summary: Red blood cell count decreased is found among people who take Coumadin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 72,233 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 254 have Red blood cell count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Red blood cell count decreased and more.

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Coumadin

Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from 75,114 Coumadin users)

Red blood cell count decreased

Red blood cell count decreased has been reported by people with hepatitis c, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 11,667 Red blood cell count decreased patients)

On Mar, 29, 2015: 72,233 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 254 people (0.35%) have Red Blood Cell Count Decreased.

Trend of Red blood cell count decreased in Coumadin reports

Time on Coumadin when people have Red blood cell count decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Red blood cell count decreased70.59%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 * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Red blood cell count decreased0.00%0.00%0.82%1.23%0.82%5.35%20.58%71.19%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (32 people, 12.60%)
  2. Osteoporosis (16 people, 6.30%)
  3. Depression (16 people, 6.30%)
  4. Hypertension (16 people, 6.30%)
  5. Pain (15 people, 5.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (58 people, 22.83%)
  2. Lasix (57 people, 22.44%)
  3. Aredia (49 people, 19.29%)
  4. Aspirin (42 people, 16.54%)
  5. 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 (2 years 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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