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Long term Warfarin use?
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Long term Warfarin use?

What are the effects of long term Warfarin use?  And is there another drug that is safer than Warfarin?
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58
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Female
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200
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Warfarin
Azathioprine
Medical Conditions
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Blood Clots 3 years ago
Ulcerative colitis
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The only risk of long term use of warfarin is bleeding. The drug Plavix may be a little safer than warfarin. It helps keep platelets from sticking together and forming blood clots. You can discuss this alternative with your doctor.
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