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Audi r8 2007  Lhrlovesmar wrote 4 months ago

My name is LeRoy and I have a boatload of blood disorders. Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Protein S Deficiency and Lupus. I take the brand name-Coumadin blood thinner, because Coumadin is made by just ONE company-Bristol Meyers. Therefore they are able to control the quality of their product. Whereas with Warfarin, there are about 12 different manufacturers of Warfarin. There is no way the quality can be controlled and I am convinced that many of the AntiCoAgulation problems that folks on Warfarin experience is because the quality varies from manufacturer to manufacturer with Warfarin. I know that it costs much less than the brand name Coumadin. But, think about how much better off you would be on Coumadin. Especially those who have a blood disorder, (i.e. APS, factor V, and others) the INR value would be more consistent. I'm so glad that my doctor saw past the price and choose Coumadin for me to use. Good luck, all!

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Fantasy avatar 7  Jaci - (11) - posted 4 months ago

You can request any brand name from your Pharmacist if you were begun on that brand. Consistency is what matters not name brand. I have been taking the same generic brand of warfarin for 6 years now. My pharmacist knows that my levels are very touchy and is willing to do this for me. All Pharmacists are willing to do this for their patients if you request it. So while you pay more for The "real" thing to get consistency I pay half for mine and get the same consistency that you do. What really makes the difference is what you put into your body in the way of food and drugs not the brand name of a drug. As a long time practicing doctor, I learned a long time ago that the consistency is truly regulated by the FDA. All meds must meet their tough standards. Good luck to you as well.

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Audi r8 2007  Lhrlovesmar - (32) - posted 4 months ago

Jaci, I was talking about those of us that have auto-immune blood disorders. Maybe warfarin is fine for those who do not have an underlying blood disorder, BUT, consistency is needed for those of us who have an auto-immune blood disorder. Even the slightest waver in the make-up of warfarin will cause problems in those of us that have an auto-immune
blood disorder. Good luck!

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Puppy sleep  Cindy in nj - (4) - posted 4 months ago

You are absolutely correct Jaci, Bravo. Well said!

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Fantasy avatar 7  Jaci - (11) - posted 4 months ago

Thank you....

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