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Review: could Warfarin cause Alcohol abuse?

Summary: Alcohol abuse could be caused by Warfarin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Simvastatin, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 47,300 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin 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 (latest outcomes from 49,027 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter.

Alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse (problems with alcohol) (latest reports from 36,272 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 47,300 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin sodium. Among them, 63 people (0.13%) have Alcohol Abuse. They amount to 0.17% of all the 36,261 people who have Alcohol Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Alcohol abuse in Warfarin sodium reports

Time on Warfarin sodium when people have Alcohol abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alcohol abuse17.65%47.06%17.65%0.00%0.00%5.88%11.76%

Gender of people who have Alcohol abuse when taking Warfarin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Alcohol abuse23.88%76.12%

Age of people who have Alcohol abuse when taking Warfarin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alcohol abuse0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.39%10.17%23.73%62.71%

Severity of Alcohol abuse when taking Warfarin sodium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Alcohol abuse ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (15 people, 23.81%)
  2. Deep vein thrombosis (6 people, 9.52%)
  3. Pulmonary embolism (6 people, 9.52%)
  4. Bulimia nervosa (3 people, 4.76%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (2 people, 3.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (10 people, 15.87%)
  2. Furosemide (10 people, 15.87%)
  3. Digoxin (9 people, 14.29%)
  4. Aspirin (8 people, 12.70%)
  5. Lipitor (6 people, 9.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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