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Friday, October 31, 2014
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
Protein C Deficiency and Coumadin
My 22 year-old son was diagnosed last year with a Protein C Deficiency and takes coumadin every day (7.5 mg). Should we be concerned over the long-term use of this blood-thinning drug?
Coumadin has really been around for some time, and is thought to be safe as long as he is being monitored carefully with INRs.
Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University