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Friday, February 27, 2015
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
Can you take Warfarin and Heparin together?
Both drugs are commonly given together at the beginning of anticoagulation therapy since the heparin has a rapid affect and the warfarin needs a couple days until it is effective.
After several days the heparin is usually discontinued. In rare situations, they are sometimes given together more long-term, but these are the exception rather than the rule.
Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University