|To your good health: Warfarin is a necessary medicine for some|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: My brother had his aortic valve replaced by a mechanical heart valve. He says the warfarin he takes causes him problems, such as head pain, stomach pain, nausea, and joint and muscle aches and pains. Our family is concerned that he may not be taking his warfarin, which his doctor says is very dangerous. I know a few people who also take warfarin and they have no such problems. Are serious side effects common on warfarin, and how serious can they be? — D.J.M.
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