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Hadit family, any one know about these medicines? Just started. Heart Dr. says rest of my life.

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Reveals the medication warfarin (Coumadin) a drug used to inhibit the synthesis of clotting factors, thus preventing blood clot formation.

It was originally a pest killer rats to be more precise.

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure, angina and certain heart rhythm disorders.

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Hadit family, any one know about these medicines? Just started. Heart Dr. says rest of my life.

Your gonna really enjoy the warfarin. You will feel like a pin cushion in about a month. That will be the hardest because the drug has a "theraputic level" that you will have to be in. They will set a range and make adjustments until they dial your level in. You should get an info handout with diet changes and other changes. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker used to control heart rate and rhythem.

Hope this helps,

Bergie

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Pete provided interesting trivia.

Bergie is absolutey correct here. Due to warfarin, you will not be able to clot normally. Even when they take blood samples, it might take a bit before the bleeding stops. If you need any medical procedure which involves piercing the skin, including dental work, it is a good idea to let them know up front. This also holds true to people who take other blood thinners, like Plavix or even daily aspirin.

Here is some other information about these meds. Be sure to also read up on the side effects.

Warfarin

http://www.drugs.com/warfarin.html

Diltiazem

http://www.drugs.com/diltiazem.html

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vync, "bergie", pete53, thanks for all the info. All this is scaring the crap out of me, but can't tell e cause he's kinda anxious right now. I'm not a crier, e calls me the sagrent, but I know this is serious. Carolyn

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Carolyn:

Its better to have the meds than not to have them. My Mom took the coumidin for many years and it was cancer that got her not her heart problems.

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Pete

Sorry about your Mom. I've been there done the coumidin. It's just scary to see someone else do it. You know it just ain't fair what you vets go through.

Carolyn

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vync, "bergie", pete53, thanks for all the info. All this is scaring the crap out of me, but can't tell e cause he's kinda anxious right now. I'm not a crier, e calls me the sagrent, but I know this is serious. Carolyn

Carolyn,

Medications are apart of life, these are no different. You will have to adjust to them and then you guys will be fine. The important thing to remember is that if he falls you will really have to watch him, because he could bleed/bruise. If he hits his head in the fall you should take him to the ER for check that he doesn't have a hemmorhagic stroke. Make sure you ask your doctor any questions you have about these meds. Also, he will see a pharmacist each time he has his finger sticks and they can answer questions. You will have a few other changes, but other than that thats it.

Don't worry too much :) ,

Bergie

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Fact is without my meds I would already be dead.

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Last 3 years have been horrific. Glad he only has meds right now. He's my soul mate. Thanks for your shoulders. I salute you guys and gals. Carolyn

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