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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Anticoagulants
Wofrin as Anticoagulant Medication [posted 11/6/98]
Answer: Don't seem to be too many. This drug has been around for over 30 years and used extensively without any big long term problems.
Answer: Depends on what your underlying medical condition is. Anticoagulation can be a simple as aspirin or as complex as coumadin. Aspirin is currently recommended for men over fifty if there is no history of allergies or GI disturbances with aspirin or aspirin products. Women don't seem to benefit as much; but, women with high family risk factors should still consider taking it. Anticoagulation with coumadin is based on underlying medical problems since there is about a 10% per year risk of a bleed.