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Along with a prescription for Atovaquone-Proguanil Hcl

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Along with a prescription for Atovaquone-Proguanil Hcl 250-100 it states that if you are on Warfarin see your doctor. Can you tell me why?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I take Warfarin, Furosemide, Coreg, Mobic, Zolpidem, Lyrica, Tramadol. Allergic to Altace and Cipro
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Aortic Valve replacement 2013, bi-ventricular pacemaker and defibrallator installed May 15, 2017. Atrial fibrillation started two weeks ago and I am having a TEE cardioversion in two days. Heading to South America on October 8, 2017
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Sone replied 2 months ago.
You are fine. It is just a precaution. As long as your doctor or warfarin clinic monitors your warfarin levels (PT/INR) and adjust warfarin dose accordingly, you are fine to take them together.
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Expert:  Dr. Sone replied 2 months ago.
Besides if cardioversion is successful and your stay in Normal Sinus Rhythm, you won't need warfarin any more
Expert:  Dr. Sone replied 2 months ago.
If you are on warfarin for a.fib and Aortic Valve Replacement, then you might end up staying on it for the Valve, unless it is a tissue valve. In that case, you will use warfarin for 3 months. Let me know if have any other questions.