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Curr Med Res Opin. 1977;5(1):26-31.

Interaction study between phenprocoumon and flurbiprofen.


The effects of flurbiprofen on various coagulation and haemostasis parameters were studied in 19 patients adequately anticoagulated on a fixed dose of phenprocoumon. Laboratory controls were performed 5 times at weekly intervals. Flurbiprofen 50 mg 3-times daily was given for 2 weeks after an initial control period of 2 weeks. The last control followed 1 week after cessation of flurbiprofen. All changes observed during the administration of flurbiprofen were quantitatively moderate; some reached statistical significance. The prothrombin time (%) Factor II and Factor X values fell; Factor II values remained unchanged. Factor IX values fell only in the first week on flurbiprofen and reached control values thereafter. Phenprocoumon concentration remained constant throughout. There was no change in spontaneous platelet aggregation. Although there was a slight, statistically significant increase in the Ivy bleeding time, it remained within the normal range. These findings suggest that the interference of flurbiprofen with oral anticoagulation is minimal and probably of no clinical relevance.

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