Coumadin Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Warfarin, sold under the brand name Coumadin among others, is a medication that is used as an anticoagulant (blood thinner). It is commonly used to treat blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and to prevent stroke in people who have atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease, or artificial heart valves.
According to WIKIPEDIA there were initial reports that Coumadin could reduce bone mineral density, several studies demonstrated a link between warfarin use and osteoporosis-related fracture. In a 1999 study in 572 women taking warfarin for deep venous thrombosis, the risk of vertebral fracture and rib fracture was increased; other fracture types did not occur more commonly. A 2002 study looking at a randomly selected selection of 1,523 patients with osteoporotic fracture found no increased exposure to anticoagulants compared to controls, and neither did stratification of the duration of anticoagulation reveal a trend towards fracture.
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) says"The Coumadin clinic was a very fast paced job. We managed over a thousand patients on Coumadin. It improved my ability to think quickly and make accurate decisions. It also improved my ability to managed time effectively."