My doctor put me on Warfarin (generic for Coumadin) after I had a stroke two years ago. Warfarin is not expensive and I've had no adverse reactions since I started taking it. I have to have a protime test every month, but that's not a problem for me.View Thread
I did not have a heart attack, but had a stroke 2 years ago, and my doctor put me on Warfarin sodium, which is the generic form of Coumadin. It is inexpensive and I've had no problems whatsoever with this drug. You might want to consult with your doctor about maybe changing to Warfarin. Drawback, you have to have a pro(trombin)time test once a month to be sure the anti-coagulation is where it should be. My doctor has adjusted the dose I take (5 mg) a few times, to be sure I'm always within the range I need to be. Some of the other drugs they mention in this posting, are not blood thinners, but rather medications to prevent the buildup of cholesterol in your arteries. Not the same thing.View Thread
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