I am 65 and have a degenerqtive left hip -bond on bone. joint swelling and pain are well managed by 200 mg of Orivil, a NSAD. Over halloween, under some stress, I developed atrial fibrilation . After 3+ day hopitalization for diagnostics, echogram blood work ups etc. I was put on 2.5 mg coumidin, a digitalis deravitive and a beta blocker.
but I was TAKEN OFF Orivil as it interfers with the coumidin. Result hip pain greatly increased. . What is nature of interference of Orivil with coumidin and is it possible to find an alternative to either coumidin or Orivil?
NSAIDS increase your chances of bleeding, in particular from stomach ulcers. Coumadin also increases your chances of bleeding. Taken together, these two agents raise your risk of bleeding substantially. You should let your doctor know that you are having a great deal of pain. You and he will have to discuss the risks of restarting an NSAID or perhaps using something like Tylenol (which can actually interfere with Coumadin and also make bleeding more likely at high doses - not a well known fact).
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