Our expert says:
Hi there Mrs Janse van Vuuren.
I presume you are on warfarin because you have chronic atrial fibrillation.
Ideally, patients taking warfarin should not use anti-inflammatories such as Arthrexin (indomethacin) as they tend to increase the risk of bleeding particularly stomach bleeding.
However, it does depend to a certain extent on why and how you use the anti-inflammatories. If you have severe pain and Arthrexin helps and you take it only for a day or two, for example for gout, then the benefit will be great and the risk small. On the other hand if you have mild chronic pain I would avoid taking Arthrexin over a long period of time because in that case the risk probaoutweigh the small benefit.
Alternatives to anti-inflammatories for pain include paracetamol and tramadol, neither of which is affected by warfarin.
I would be guided by your own doctor. I hope your pain improves!
Best wishes, JT.
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