I am having problems with my high blood pressure. I think that my pressure is elevated ever since I was in the high school and I never controlled this. But then I got a job and I needed to visit the doctor. They found out that I am having problems with blood clots as well so they prescribed Warfarin to me. I am using it even if I am not happy about it. But there is not too much thing I can do about it. I need to know what are the side – effects of it? I also have a birthday celebration in three days from now and I want to know can I use Warfarin with alcohol?
Good day Judith.
First, let’s talk about side effects. The side effects are : abdominal pain, stomach pain, cramping, bleeding gums, possible blood in the urine, bloody stools, blurred vision, chest pain, chest discomfort, headaches, increased vulva bleeding, nosebleeds, peeling of your skin, black stone, dark urine, sweating etc. I am sure that I have forgot some of them. Now about your other question – are you serious? You should never use any medication with alcohol. Besides, you should not drink alcohol if you are having hearth issues.
Forget about alcohol especially in the combination with heath pills.
Consult your doctor.
Here is what I know about the side effects. These are very rare but they still can happen:
- arm, back, or jaw pain
- change in consciousness
- dizziness diarrhea
- fast or irregular heartbeat\ itching
- fainting or loss of consciousness
- blue-green to black skin discoloration
- blue or purple toes
- chest tightness or heaviness
- clay-colored stools
- fast or irregular breathing
- light-colored stools
- pain, redness, or sloughing of the skin
- loss of appetite
- nausea and vomiting
- troubled breathing with exertion
- yellow eyes and skin
- skin rash
- small red or purple spots on the skin
That’s all I know.
Wow I have never heard about the majority of these side effects listed above.
And I’ve been using Warfarin for quite a while.
I’m not so sure I would ever start using it if I knew about all of these side effects.
But if I recall well, none of these ever occurred while I was using Warfarin. I never had a single side effect.
You are certainly not supposed to use it with alcohol. And why are you consuming alcohol anyway?
Eric is right, since you have heart problems you are not supposed to use it in any way let alone combine it with heart pills.
So, my mom was using Warfarin. We didn’t know that much about side – effects but when she started to have some, we visited her doctor. Yes, up there are side – effects that you can have if you are using warfarin. I didn’t believe that there are so many of them but a lot of them started to happen to my mom.
And now I need to ask you – why the hell you want to use alcohol? I understand when people love to drink alcohol, but when they are dealing with heart problems that is the worst decision ever.
I think that the person who asked this question won’t come back in here. But I agree with everyone that you should never think to take Warfarin and alcohol together. And here are why: using Warfarin together with alcohol can cause you to bleed more and to have more predisposition for heart attack and some other heart issues. If you take Warfarin you should definitely avoid to take alcohol. Some people will tell you that you can drink one or even two drinks per day, but I think that you should ask your doctor about this. In this combination Warfarin can affect your normal liver function. Also, it can because you to have vomiting, blood in your stool, blood in your stools, headaches, weakens, etc.
Hi guys. It is not my intention to defend someone, but I have heard that you can take one drink if you are using Warfarin and that nothing is going to happen with you. But I need to tell you that I am a big coward and I would not do that because I am scared for my liver. And, my heart – of course.
About side – effects, there are a lot of them.
Most common are nausea, loss of appetite and stomach pain. If any of those side – effects are getting worse, you should tell your doctor immediately.
But the good thing is that many people are using this medication without having side – effects.
Hello all. @ * A s H l e Y* - me too. I wouldn’t even consider taking alcohol with antibiotics let alone consuming it with heart meds.
I guess that has something to do with the fact that I knew tons of people back in college who had the worst reactions ever to alcohol because at that time they were on some medical therapies and they have been consuming alcohol at the same time. So I’ve seen it, I would not like that to happen to me, so I would definitely skip the alcohol until I’m done with the therapy.