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Right warfarin dose determined by 3 genes

Researchers at Uppsala University, together with colleagues at the Karolinska Institute and the Sanger Institute, have now found all the genes the determine the dosage of the blood-thinning drug warfarin. The findings are published in the scientific journal PLoS Genetics . "We have previously ...

Genetics Should Decide Warfarin Dose, Study Reiterates

What works for some people might be dangerous for others,, FRIDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have confirmed previously reported genetic factors that may help doctors more accurately prescribe the proper dosage of the blood thinner warfarin to people at high risk of cardi...

Genetics May Help Fine-Tune Warfarin Dosage

Formula that includes DNA data proves faster, more accurate in early tests WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A DNA test could make prescribing the widely used anticoagulant warfarin safer by predicting the lowest effective dose, a new study finds. The U.S. Food and Drug Adminis...

Study Weighs Cost, Benefit of Gene Tests Before Warfarin Rx

The screens resulted in better patient outcomes but at high price, researchers say TUESDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic testing isn't cost-effective in guiding initial dosing of the blood thinner warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (a type of abnormal heart rhythm), a...

Optimal Warfarin Dosing Improves Anticoagulation Control

Increasing time within the therapeutic range of utmost importance, study finds TUESDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- While the anticoagulant warfarin can be highly effective in preventing strokes and treating venous thromboembolism, doctors have long struggled with finding the best way ...

Study shows optimal dose management of warfarin improves anticoagulation control

Boston, MA Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have determined the optimal dose-management strategy to derive maximal benefit from warfarin therapy and improve patient outcomes. Results of the study appear online in the December 2008 issue of the Journal of Thrombosis and...

DNA Direct and Iverson Genetics Announce Partnership to Provide Personalized Patient Reports for Warfarin Dosing Test Results

Interactive Tool Aims to Improve Genetic Healthcare and Educate Patients SAN FRANCISCO and SEATTLE, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- DNA Direct, Inc. and Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, Inc. today announced that the companies will collaborate to offer personalized reports for individuals receiving Iverson...

AutoGenomics Receives FDA Clearance for its INFINITI(TM) Warfarin Assay

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoGenomics, a leader in developing automated molecular testing solutions announced today that it has obtained clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its INFINITI 2C9-VKORC1 Multiplex Assay for Warfarin. The company has already rece...

Genetic Test Predicts Response to Warfarin

Using it could save money and lives, expert says WEDNESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Variations of a gene that determines a person's sensitivity to warfarin are important in determining the initial doses of the anti-clotting drug, researchers report. That information already is b...

Drug interactions with warfarin

Anticoagulants (e.g., warfarin) and antiplatelet drugs (e.g., acetylsalicylic acid) are key therapeutic agents in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In this study, Joseph Delaney MSc, Dr. James Brophy and colleagues looked for drugdrug interactions in 4,028 cases with a diagnosis of gastroi...

New Blood Thinner Pill - First Potential Alternative to Warfarin in 50 years

Warfarin, originally developed as a rat poison, was first used as a blood thinner in the 1950s. It is still the only oral blood thinner available to protect against clots that can block blood vessels. It is widely prescribed after //strokes, heart attacks and orthopedic surgery and is also given to...

Comparison between warfarin and aspirin

According to a new study, it shows that warfarin and aspirin are equally effective in stroke prevention in the majority of patients at risk. Aspirin prevents blood clotting by stopping platelets from clumping together, while warfarin acts on the levels of blood clotting proteins. So both are known ...

Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention

A study aimed at settling a long-standing question among doctors has found that aspirin works just as well as Warfarin, in helping most patients avoid recurrent strokes. Many doctors suspected that Warfarin was more effective but that aspirin was safer. This study challenges both views, showing the...

An Alternative to Warfarin

A new study shows a new drug alternative to warfarin in reducing stroke among people with an irregular and rapid heartbeat. The research shows the drug ximelagatran appears to be as effective as warfarin.// Warfarin has been used for decades for people at high risk of stroke because of its blo...

Statins May Cause Muscle Damage in Some Patients

... Known risk factors for muscle pain include old age, high doses of statins, exercising vigorously while on statins and certain medications, including warfarin (Coumadin), cancer drugs, oral medications for fungal disorders and certain antibiotics, which interfere with the removal of statins from the body. ...

New Anticoagulant Pill Works Well in Trial

...is study is another step in the search for an anti-clotting drug to replace warfarin for many patients. warfarin is an effective drug, but requires constant monitoring to assure that patie...

AstraZeneca Studies Show Relief of Nighttime Heartburn and Reduction in GERD-Related Sleep Disturbances

...biopsies from patients treated long-term with omeprazole, of which NEXIUM is an enantiomer. As with all PPIs, patients treated concomitantly with warfarin may need to be monitored for increases in INR and prothrombin time. Like other proton pump inhibitors, esomeprazole may interfere with the absorption ...

Two Studies at AACE 2009 Annual Meeting Highlight Effects of Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) on Blood Glucose and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

...ted in patients receiving phenytoin concomitantly with Welchol. Reduced International Normalized Ratio (INR) has been reported in patients receiving warfarin concomitantly with Welchol. Pregnancy Welchol is Pregnancy Category B. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescriptio...

Is it reasonable to perform polypectomy without interruption of anticoagulation?

...erology Two hundred and twenty five polypectomies were performed in 123 patients. Patients followed a standardized protocol that included stopping warfarin for 36 h to avoid supratherapeutic anticoagulation from the bowel preparation. Patients with lesions larger than 1 cm were generally rescheduled for p...

Seniors Should Watch for Drug Interactions When Taking Multiple Medications

...st blood thinner is Warfarin. It's well-known that warfarin interacts negatively with many medications. A drug interaction with warfarin can be extremely dangerous because people on the m...complications. Other drugs that interact with warfarin can make a person's blood too thick, increasing th...

FDA Adds New Label Warnings to Over-the-Counter Painkillers

... drug. In addition, the label will also include a warning on using acetaminophen when taking the blood thinner warfarin, Holman said. People taking warfarin should ask their doctor about taking acetaminophen before they start the drug, he said. "Every over-the-counter product containing a NSAID will hav...

Automated Calls May Help Doctors Monitor Patients

...system makes it easier for medical staff to monitor patients who are taking warfarin or other blood thinners, a Canadian study reports. People taking anticoa...ms and had stable anticoagulation control. About 80 percent had been taking warfarin for more than a year. They were given instructions about their medicatio...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Commercial Availability of Savella(TM)

... risk of bleeding events. Patients should be cautioned regarding the risk of bleeding associated with concomitant use of Savella and NSAIDs, aspirin, warfarin or other drugs that affect coagulation. Male patients with a history of obstructive uropathies may experience higher rates of genitourinary adv...

For Prevention of Stroke, Surveyed Cardiologists and PCPs Expect to Prescribe Xarelto to Approximately One-Third of Newly-Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Patients

...rs' Attitudes Promote or Prevent a Shift Away From warfarin and Heparins? finds that Xarelto is the most popu...nd widespread use of vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin (Bristol-Myers Squibb's Coumadin) for stroke preve...ies if these agents are proven only to be equal to warfarin for both stroke prevention efficacy and bleeding. ...

Plavix Plus Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk

...on can lead to the formation of artery-blocking clots, is the anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin). But at least 40 percent of the more than 2 million Americans wi...ian would prescribe clopidogrel and aspirin for patients who could not take warfarin but who appeared to be at limited bleeding risk or risk of falling," said D...

Boehringer Ingelheim Plans to Launch U.S. Registry to Assess the State of Anticoagulation Therapy for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

... Who Have Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation." Annals of Internal Medicine . 146(2007); 857-867. (7) Williams C, Reynolds M, et al. "The Extent of warfarin Use and its Effectiveness within Atrial Fibrillation Patients from a US Nationally Representative Sample." (8) Tapson V, Hayers T, Waldo A, et al...

New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

... It could replace anti-clotting drug warfarin for many patients, researchers say,,,, ...ted device may soon replace the anti-clotting drug warfarin as the first line of treatment for many people wit... the researchers noted, and typically need to take warfarin for the rest of their lives. Atrial fibrillation i...

FDA Approves New Indication for Wyeth's TYGACIL (tigecycline) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

... be effective or are contraindicated Prothrombin time or other suitable anticoagulant test should be monitored if TYGACIL is administered with warfarin Monotherapy should be used with caution in patients with clinically apparent intestinal perforation Isolated cases of significant hepa...

Research Validates Safety of Dawn AC Anticoagulation Management Software

...ficant findings related to the widely-used Dawn AC warfarin software. Cumbria, Engl...afe and facilitate greater and longer provision of warfarin in treatment where required," the article sta...ising demand for oral anticoagulation. The Dawn AC warfarin software is one of the most widely-used computer-d...

FDA Approves Symbyax(R) as First Medication for Treatment-Resistant Depression

... cautioned regarding the risk of bleeding associated with the concomitant use of Symbyax with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin, warfarin or other drugs that affect coagulation. As with other antidepressants, Symbyax has been associated with cases of clinically significant hyponatre...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Announces FDA Approval of Lexapro(R) for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescents

...o. SSRIs and SNRIs (including Lexapro) may increase the risk of bleeding events. Patients should be cautioned that concomitant use of aspirin, NSAIDs, warfarin and other anticoagulants may add to the risk. Lexapro is not approved for use in treating bipolar depression. Prior to initiating treatment with ...

Final Patient Completes Treatment In Boehringer Ingelheim's RE-LY(R) Study, The Largest Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes Trial To Date

...y. This study compared the long-term efficacy and safety of the oral direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran etexilate with the current standard therapy, warfarin (target international normalized ratio, INR, 2-3) for the prevention of stroke and non-CNS systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...

FDA Panel Backs New Anti-Clotting Drug

...xaban by May 28, according to the Associated Press . If approved, the drug would be the first oral anticoagulant drug approved since the FDA approved warfarin in 1954, according to Dow Jones . Johnson & Johnson reacted positively to the panel's recommendation. "We appreciate the thoroughness of th...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM)

... risk of bleeding events. Patients should be cautioned regarding the risk of bleeding associated with concomitant use of Savella and NSAIDs, aspirin, warfarin or other drugs that affect coagulation. Male patients with a history of obstructive uropathies may experience higher rates of genitourinary adve...

Prescription Copay Assistance for Patients taking Gleevec or Tasigna for Philadelphia chromosome-positive Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (Ph+ CML)

...ued, the Tasigna dose should be reduced to the indicated dose. Tasigna is a competitive inhibitor of CYP3A4, CYP2C8, CYP2C9, CYP2D6, and UGT1A1. Since warfarin is metabolized by CYP2C9 and CYP3A4, it should be avoided if possible. Tasigna inhibits human P-glycoprotein. If Tasigna is administered with drugs th...

KAPIDEX(TM) (dexlansoprazole) delayed release capsules Now Available for the Treatment of GERD

...drugs for which gastric pH is important for bioavailability (e.g., ampicillin esters, digoxin, iron salts, ketoconazole). Patients taking concomitant warfarin may require monitoring for increases in international normalized ratio (INR) and prothrombin time. Please see the complete prescribing informatio...

Mutant rats offer clues to medical mystery

... the body's vessels and in its bones, which has particular ramifications for postmenopausal women for whom loss of bone density is a nagging issue. warfarin has long served humans as a medicine called coumadin, because it interferes with the vitamin K cycle. In regulated doses, it thins the blood by reduci...

New Anti-Clotting Treatment Urged for Cancer Patients

... warfarin failed to reduce catheter-related clots, study fin...DAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The blood thinner warfarin does not reduce catheter-related blood clots in c...to background information in the study. The use of warfarin with the catheters to prevent clotting is controve...

Forest and Cypress Announce FDA Approval of Savella(TM) for the Management of Fibromyalgia

...e risk of bleeding events. Patients should be cautioned regarding the risk of bleeding associated with concomitant use of Savella and NSAIDs, aspirin, warfarin or other drugs that affect coagulation. Male patients with a history of obstructive uropathies may experience higher rates of genitourinary adv...

Doctors Re-Examine Blood Thinners to Prevent Strokes

...say SUNDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDayNews) -- warfarin is an anticoagulant -- or "blood thinner" -- that'...e, the most common type of stroke. That's where warfarin comes in -- helping to prevent those clots. But, ironically, as use of warfarin has risen in recent years, so has the number of an...
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