Review: could Warfarin Sodium cause Alcohol Abuse?


Alcohol abuse is found among people who take Warfarin Sodium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Digoxin, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 47,969 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 63 have Alcohol abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Alcohol abuse and more.

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Warfarin Sodium

Warfarin sodium has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Warfarin sodium 50,491 users)

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse has been reported by people with hypotension, rashes, confusional state, drowsiness, memory loss (latest reports from 8,325 Alcohol abuse patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

47,969 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin Sodium.
Among them, 63 people (0.13%) have Alcohol Abuse

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Warfarin sodium cause Alcohol abuse?

Time on Warfarin Sodium when people have Alcohol Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 29.41 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 47.06 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.88 %
  • 10+ years: 5.88 %

Gender of people who have Alcohol Abuse when taking Warfarin Sodium *:

  • female: 23.33 %
  • male: 76.67 %

Age of people who have Alcohol Abuse when taking Warfarin Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.77 %
  • 40-49: 9.43 %
  • 50-59: 22.64 %
  • 60+: 64.15 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (14 people)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (6 people)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (4 people)
  • Bulimia Nervosa (3 people)
  • Hypertension (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (10 people)
  • Simvastatin (9 people)
  • Furosemide (9 people)
  • Aspirin (8 people)
  • Lipitor (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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