Hi J_enn_a.I was put on warfarin after my heart attack, to thin my blood.I can honestly say it has never caused me a moments worry. I don't take it now,i'm on another drug,not as powerful as warfarin,but it some times makes me a bit sick.Warfarin will do you no harm,but IF you notice any changes,go back to your doctor.
Jenn, my mom was warfarin (coumadin) for over 30 years, after she had heart surgery and received an artificial heart valve.
It is a blood thinner, and yes, it can cause problems if you are on too high a dose.
The most important thing to do when taking this drug is to make sure that you follow the prescription exactly, and have your blood tested often to make sure it is in the proper range identified by your doctor.
If you get a serious bump to your head, have a fall, or suffer another injury, it is a good idea to get checked out at an ER for any excessive bleeding (make sure to tell them you are on warfarin and what dose you are taking). But this is just a precaution to prevent trouble before it starts.
If you have real concerns, talk to your pharmacist or doctor - they can help.
If you don't mind my asking, why have you been put on warfarin? (Just my curiousity bump - don't worry if you don't want to answer.)
Jenn, if you're concerned, most insurances pay for a second opinion. It may be that you MUST be on this drug. Warfarin is a blood thinner. It does have side effects as do all drugs, but just to re-assure yourself I'd seek a second opinion.
I despise modern medicine. That is the nature of the modern medical industry, to prescribe medicines with so many side effects which make you needy for even more horrific medicine. The chemicals in the medicines are not meant for the natural body. Try Herbal medicine, such as Ayurveda (at least 5000 years old).
It's A Blood Thinner.. Be Careful When You Cut Yourself.. Like Cumadin Another Blood Thinner I Take Lovastatin For High Cholesterol And It's Dropped My Cholesterol 43 Points It's Got Side Affects Too.. But I Went To WEB MD.com.. And Checked Them Out And Will Notify My Doc If I Have Any Side Affects.. So Far None.. It's Raised My Good Cholesterol And Lowered My Triglycerides 25 Points Too...Always Ask.. Ask.. Ask Questions About Meds I Did. Also Have To Worry About Drug Interactions.. I Asked Doc. What Can't I Take.. When I'm Taking This? Can't Have Grapefruit When Taking This.. I Don't Care I Dislike It..
Every drug has a side effect unfortunately...just ask the good doctor all of YOUR questions then YOU can be sure to get the CORRECT answers. BTW, if we sit and google our life, we will be to scared to live it. Lol