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Becky E - on 13 Apr 2018

Would people be interested in a UKC article about anticoagulants (warfarin, rivaroxaban, etc) in the context of climbing & mountaineering?

Questions about this pop up from time to time... which one to use, pros and cons of different options in the mountains, etc. Especially now that there are more options than just warfarin.

I've just written a lengthy email to one person, and realised that it could form the basis of a UKC article.

If you'd be interested, please comment below.  Also suggestions for the questions you'd like answering (I'll trawl the old threads for common questions too).  If there's enough demand to make it seem worth while, I'll make a start on it.

Becky

(Pharmacist, specialised in anticoagulation until last December)

redsonja - on 13 Apr 2018
In reply to Becky E:

I would definitely be interested Becky- especially going to altitude while on anticoagulants. How they affect acclimatization etc

Rob Parsons on 13 Apr 2018
In reply to Becky E:

I'd be interested.

I don't have specific questions, but a close acquaintance has to use these drugs, and more information about the pros and cons would be very helpful.

Thanks.

bouldery bits - on 13 Apr 2018
In reply to Becky E:

I'd be interested in reading something on the topic. 

Becky E - on 19 Apr 2018
In reply to bouldery bits & Rob Parsons & redsonja:

Okay, I'll start working on it.  Can't promise about timescales though.  In the meantime, if anyone else has specific questions they'd want answering, let me know.

LastBoyScout on 19 Apr 2018
In reply to Becky E:

If it gets too long, you could always thin it out a bit...

Wiley Coyote2 - on 19 Apr 2018
In reply to Becky E:

I'd be interested. I've used warfarin for the last 10 years and the only effect on my climbing (so far as I know) is the odd missed day cos I've had to go for INR tests but science moves on so it would be good to hear the latest.

alx on 19 Apr 2018
In reply to Becky E:

That would be really very interesting! The SPC’s and PIL’s for drugs are for average Joe, how they translate to more active lifestyles would help a number of people at least phrase conversations to their GP’s or specialists in a way to get more meaningful answers.

 

 

alx on 19 Apr 2018
In reply to Becky E:

That would be really very interesting! The SPC’s and PIL’s for drugs are for average Joe, how they translate to more active lifestyles would help a number of people at least phrase conversations to their GP’s or specialists in a way to get more meaningful answers.

 

 


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