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Review: could Warfarin cause Iron deficiency anaemia?

Summary: Iron deficiency anaemia could be caused by Warfarin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 47,300 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin from FDA and social media. Among them, 153 have Iron deficiency anaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Iron deficiency anaemia 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, blood clots. Commonly reported side effects of Warfarin sodium include international normalised ratio increased, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, weakness.

Iron deficiency anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia (latest reports from 41,469 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, acne, high blood pressure, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 47,092 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin sodium. Among them, 153 people (0.32%) have Iron Deficiency Anaemia. They amount to 0.37% of all the 41,327 people who have Iron Deficiency Anaemia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Iron deficiency anaemia in Warfarin sodium reports

Time on Warfarin sodium when people have Iron deficiency anaemia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Iron deficiency anaemia33.33%50.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Iron deficiency anaemia when taking Warfarin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Iron deficiency anaemia77.27%22.73%

Age of people who have Iron deficiency anaemia when taking Warfarin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Iron deficiency anaemia0.00%0.00%2.92%2.92%15.33%5.84%26.28%46.72%

Severity of Iron deficiency anaemia when taking Warfarin sodium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Iron deficiency anaemia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (18 people, 11.76%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (11 people, 7.19%)
  3. Depression (9 people, 5.88%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (9 people, 5.88%)
  5. Arthritis (7 people, 4.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (69 people, 45.10%)
  2. Aredia (60 people, 39.22%)
  3. Lasix (49 people, 32.03%)
  4. Furosemide (42 people, 27.45%)
  5. Potassium chloride (41 people, 26.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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