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Does Coumadin have rat poison in it?


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2011-04-01 05:58:18
2011-04-01 05:58:18

Coumadin (warfarin) is the active ingredient in rat poison. That being said, Coumadin is dosed, for humans, in a manner which prevents blood clotting (especially for those at risk), and does not act as a poison at the therapeutic dosage level. (However, when rats ingest the high concentrations of warfarin in rat poison, they bleed to death, internally.)


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It's the other way around. Coumadin, long-time anticoagulant medication used by humans was applied as a rat toxin. The idea was that, a medication in a dosage harmless to humans would prove fatal for rats, mostly because of comparative sizes: A dose for a 150lb human was a massive overdose for a 6oz. rat. And this worked for a while. However, rats evolved past this and now, a human-normal dose of coumadin is no longer toxic for rats. To address this we've gone on to "super-coumadin" for rats -- another anticoagulant, only this time the rat-lethal (or LD50) does is also acutely toxic to humans.

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