What should I tell my pharmacist before taking Coumadin?

Coumadin can interact with many other medications, so tell your pharmacist about all drugs you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicine, vitamins, nutritional supplements and medicinal herbs. That's especially important if you use any of the following:
  • antibiotics
  • aspirin or any product that contains aspirin
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn)
  • heparin
  • medications for cancer
  • cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • cold and allergy medications
  • antidepressants and other medications for mental or emotional disorders
  • diabetes drugs
  • gastrointestinal drugs such as ulcer and heartburn treatments
  • gout drugs
  • heart disease medications
  • pain relievers
  • anti-seizure medications
  • thyroid drugs
  • birth-control pills
  • tuberculosis medications
  • streptokinase, ticlopidine or urokinase

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