Brand-name Coumadin discontinued in US, Canada, Latin America, and Saudi Arabia

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Dont think thats quite right on the colours denoting the strength always being the same, I use Marevan warfarin and brown/tan is 1mg, blue is 3mg and pink is 5mg, unlike this picture I came across, from what I read the above is a US standardisation but not the rest of us I guess...
 
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Dont think thats quite right on the colours denoting the strength always being the same, I use Marevan warfarin and brown/tan is 1mg, blue is 3mg and pink is 5mg, unlike this picture I came across, from what I read the above is a US standardisation but not the rest of us I guess...
I agree: UK colours are as per the Marevan picture.
 

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Thanks for the correction. In the United States, I think they're required to use the same color, regardless of manufacturer. Of course, each pill is marked with the dosage, so the colors really don't matter much.

I won't make that mistake again.
 

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Even if you're illiterate, you can probably read the numbers on the tablets. Of course, you may not be able to add them, or figure out what 1/2 of 4 mg is, so combining pills to get your dose right may be something of a challenge.

(FWIW - many years ago I had a part time job as marketing manager at a company that sold small items - and part of the job, at the beginning, was pulling items from the shelves, just so I had the experience that their shipping people went through. One challenged worker was amazed that, when you pull ten items from a box of 100, you wind up with 90 items. Some people ARE challenged - but it's good that there are jobs out there for them)
 

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Even if you're illiterate, you can probably read the numbers on the tablets. Of course, you may not be able to add them, or figure out what 1/2 of 4 mg is, so combining pills to get your dose right may be something of a challenge.

(FWIW - many years ago I had a part time job as marketing manager at a company that sold small items - and part of the job, at the beginning, was pulling items from the shelves, just so I had the experience that their shipping people went through. One challenged worker was amazed that, when you pull ten items from a box of 100, you wind up with 90 items. Some people ARE challenged - but it's good that there are jobs out there for them)
So many people hated story problems at school. Never were able to make the connection of real world application of arithmetic. Could handle times tables, etc no problem. When it came to using math to solve problems, forget it.
 

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Superman -- how about a logic problem? I have a drawer full of socks -- there are ten black and ten white. I can't look in the drawer - I can only reach into it. How many socks do I need to pull out so I have a matching pair?

(Wow, did I help this thread drift off course)
 

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Superman -- how about a logic problem? I have a drawer full of socks -- there are ten black and ten white. I can't look in the drawer - I can only reach into it. How many socks do I need to pull out so I have a matching pair?

(Wow, did I help this thread drift off course)
No more than three would be needed.
 

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I was struggling to get 10 mg. Coumadin. brand. tabs (tried Walmart, CVS and Kroger). CVS. told me that BMS discontinued it.
Just moved. to generic. warfarin @ Kroger (Taro)

Different generic. brand warfarin act differently, if you cant regulate INR with generic warfarin, switch your pharmacy. For me personally, Warfarin @ CVS and Kroger seems to work ok, but not from Walmart and Costco (Jantoven)
 
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I got Jantoven from Costco. It didn't work for me. I couldn't regulate my INR with it.

I told them, and now all they give me is warfarin. If you REQUEST it, they'll get it for you. (They probably save a penny per pill, so this is their default).

I suspect that if you tell Walmart that you can only take warfarin, they'll probably accommodate you.

FWIW - I test after changing warfarin providers - but they all work the same for me. If you have issues with one of the generics, you should be able to ask for warfarin from one manufacturer. Pharmacies have nothing to gain from giving you something that doesn't work for you....and they want to keep your business.

Try generic warfarin. You may be pleasantly surprised. Coumadin supplies WILL run out, so you should find a generic (not Jantoven) that works for you.
 

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