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Review: could Warfarin cause Fluid retention?

Summary: Fluid retention could be caused by Warfarin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Furosemide, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 47,300 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin from FDA and social media. Among them, 248 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention 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 blood clots, deep venous thrombosis. Commonly reported side effects of Warfarin sodium include international normalised ratio increased, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, weakness.

Fluid retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 89,009 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, primary pulmonary hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 47,092 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin sodium. Among them, 248 people (0.53%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.28% of all the 88,828 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fluid retention in Warfarin sodium reports

Time on Warfarin sodium when people have Fluid retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fluid retention0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%16.67%0.00%16.67%

Gender of people who have Fluid retention when taking Warfarin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Fluid retention57.60%42.40%

Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Warfarin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%0.45%0.45%2.27%9.55%28.18%59.09%

Severity of Fluid retention when taking Warfarin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fluid retention0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fluid retention50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (24 people, 9.68%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (21 people, 8.47%)
  3. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (20 people, 8.06%)
  4. Pulmonary hypertension (17 people, 6.85%)
  5. Depression (13 people, 5.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (82 people, 33.06%)
  2. Digoxin (66 people, 26.61%)
  3. Lasix (51 people, 20.56%)
  4. Potassium chloride (45 people, 18.15%)
  5. Simvastatin (39 people, 15.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • using 10-12 mg. of warfarin as drug therapy following artificial aortic valve replacement. Notice weight gain without consuming more calories and fluid retention.

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