5mg warfarin pills

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I've recently noticed that while I was taking the 5mg pink warfarin pills I started to break out in small dry skin lesions. As time went on they began to multiply. As a result I could make up my dosage by using the 3 and 1 mg pills and over a couple of days the lesions went totally. Does anyone know if there is something in the 5mg pills or has suffered these same lesions?

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    Seems like you may be having an allergic reaction to the pink dye in the 5mg tablets; this is not unknown, I have turned up various journal articles mentioning it. In one article, the patient in question came out in a rash when taking the 5mg. tablets, but the rash disappeared when he took half a 10mg. tablet instead. So, if you have no problems with taking the 3mg. and 1mg. tablets instead, sounds like the best idea!
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      Thanks for your reply Lucy. It just seemed strange as this is the second time I have been on warfarin. The first time I took 1, 3, and 5 mg tablets without any issues at all but this second time I have had this problem.

      Someone else I know who's on warfarin said there is a serious skin problem that can occur to do with skin necrosis or destruction but my problem was definately the 5mg tablets as they haven't re-appeared since i have stopped taking them.

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    I take theĀ 5mg pink warfarin pills and I have not had any reactions. The only thing other than the amount of warferin is the dye to make the color. I would talk to my pharmacist about this. They are more knowledgeable about the ingredients than a doctor. I hope you figure this out soon and everything will be OK.
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    Hi there,

    you could always make up your 5mg using the other colours, I know it's more tablets but even so... I used to have to take 17mg a day and one day actually took 17 x 1mg as I had run out of the others - wasn't very nice.

    Hope you get your problem sorted soon.

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      Hi Susan, thanks for your reply. Since I had issues with the pink 5mg tablets I have been making up my dosage with the 1 and 3 mg tablets without any problems at all. Do you know if you can get 5mg warfarin tablets without the pink colouring?
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