Warfarin interactions: a letter to editor

Document Type: Letter to the editor

Authors

Department of Emergency Medicine. Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

Today, with the advances in the treatment of cardiovascular patients such as intravascular stents, cardiac valves and intraventricular pacing and heart transplantation, many patients require the use of anticoagulants such as warfarin, sprain, Plavix, osvix, Ticlopidine and other drugs. Drugs that cause warfarin toxicity can also disrupt patients' hemodynamic conditions and can be dangerous in older people with underlying diseases. This review study examines some of the most common drug interactions with warfarin. Considering the increasing use of herbal medicine by patients, the importance of educating patients on warfarin is crucial, as many of these drug interactions are dangerous and life-threatening. Due to widespread drug interactions with warfarin and comprehensive use of non-prescription drugs in our country, accurate education and training of warfarin users is of paramount importance.
Today, with the advances in the treatment of cardiovascular patients such as intravascular stents, cardiac valves and intraventricular pacing and heart transplantation, many patients require the use of anticoagulants such as warfarin, sprain, Plavix, osvix, Ticlopidine and other drugs. Drugs that cause warfarin toxicity can also disrupt patients' hemodynamic conditions and can be dangerous in older people with underlying diseases. This review study examines some of the most common drug interactions with warfarin. Considering the increasing use of herbal medicine by patients, the importance of educating patients on warfarin is crucial, as many of these drug interactions are dangerous and life-threatening.

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