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Can anyone who is on Warfarin advise please, I know if you should need antibiotics it can increase the effect of warafrin and to get INR checked.

but I have been trying to find out if the same applies to Prednisolone (steroids)  if you are precribed them for a new condition, I have asked the question of the right people and all I keep getting is should be alright or not sure. they have been prescribed to me just for 5 days. I asked the consultant who prescribed them all he said was can't see a problem.

Thanks  Linda.

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    Hi Linda

    I take a different type of anticoagulant (Plavix) BUT if you look on line type in google drug interactions,,,you will come to one or 2 websites which will tell you what would conflict with your warfarin..try it I use it all the time to see what I can and can not take

    good luck

    Debbie

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      Thanks Debbie,

      I will take a look, I must sound a right numpty but have have a comprimised immune system so I don't only have to deal with what I can and can't have with the warfarin, I have to deal with that to.

      Thank you

      LInda

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    Hi Linda,  have you checked with your chemist,  they are up to date with all the info.

    I have found the pharmacies are easier to deal with and give you the correct information. 

    Regards,

    Moira.

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      Hi Moria,

      Thanks for replying, I did try my Pharmacist as she is ususlly very good and has given me very good advice in the past, but she seems to shy away with anything to do with Warfarin, I will try a different one.

      Thank you

      Linda.

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    Hi Linda

    My consultant told me that a more modern drug to Warfarin which did not need monitoring blood tests was Dabigatran. I've been on this for over a year along with Bisoprolol with good results.

    Don

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      Thanks Don,

      I am also on Bisoporol, I did ask my GP about Dabigatran, as I really am not happy on warafarin, and he said it wasn't suitable for everyone,

      when I googled it I found out why they cost £58 for 28 tablets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Linda.

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      It isn't suitable for you, probably, because your GP doesn't want to spend that much out of his financial allocation! I must have a much more generous GP!

      Don

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