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  • Coumadin & Viagra

    Ok Gang. Here it is. The question remains the same: Beyond what is in Al's web page, has any had any experience with the above mentioned drug combination? I was reluctant to try Viagra before my surgery and now with the added coumadin regimen I am even more reluctant.:( Any info would be appreciated. I am not on any other medication.

    Thanks,
    Greg T

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    Hi Greg,

    My doctors said there should be no problem taking Viagra when on Coumadin as it relates to my mechnical valve and INR. I say this because this drug is a big "No" for certain types of heart disease patients, primarily those that have to take Nitro pills.

    Since my doctors offered the drug to me, I figured hey... I got to see what this is all about, so... I now have a prescription for it. However I should also point out that I do this drug for recreational use only... LMAO

    As far as Viagra effecting my INR. I haven't noticed any change with my INR when taking it.

    If your doctor says it's ok for you to take it, I don't think that you will see any change in your INR. Perhaps Al has some more input from his site.

    Rob
    3/23/00 Ascending Aortic Dissection-St. Judes mech valve+graft, Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
    9/16/10 ON-X Aortic Valve/Root Replacment, Cleveland Clinic,OH, Dr Pettersson
    9/16/10 Aortic Stent and Frozen Elephant Trunk Procedure, Cleveland Clinic,OH, Dr. Roselli

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    • #3
      Thanks Rob

      Recreational? I was thinking of using it professionally! ;) (just kidding!) I hadn't considered its affect on the INR, I was more concerned about side affects of the drug combo. It seems as though your Drs. are quite confident about the safety of the combo. If I am not prying to much, how long after your surgery did you first use it? I am 8 weeks post-op (feeling great by the way :D)

      Thanks, Greg T

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