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Forum Name: Clots & Anticoagulants
|Dr. Russell M - Mon Jun 09, 2003 1:40 pm||
Today, I had this patient with filariasis of one leg with elephantiasis (lymphedema). She showed me the drug she was taking for it for the past 6 months as 'Lympedim,' whose content turned out to be coumarin 200mg, which she took daily. Coumarin is a term I remember in the description of Warfarin, the anticoagulant. I find that the chemicals are different:
1. Coumarin [5,6 benzo-alpha-pyrone, 56BaP, 1,2 benzopyrone]
2. Warfarn [(a-acetonylbenzyl) -4 -hydroxycoumarin]
Do both the drugs have anticoagulant properties?
|Dr. Hamdi ElSoudi - Fri Jun 13, 2003 2:17 pm||
Coumarin is a group of oral anticoagulant which contains dicuomarol and warfarin and both drugs have anticoagulant properties.
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