Coumadin can be used for treating and preventing harmful clots that will happen in the veins (venous thrombosis), inside the lungs (pulmonary embolism), with a form of abnormal heartbeat (atrial fibrillation), or after a heart valve replacement. Coumadin is also used to decrease the probability of stroke and other problems in patients who may have had heart disease. Coumadin can be an anticoagulant. It works by blocking the synthesis of certain clotting factors. Without these clotting factors, blood clots can't form.
Use Coumadin as directed because of your doctor.
Ask your doctor any questions you could have regarding how to use Coumadin.
Store Coumadin at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and light-weight. Do not store inside the bathroom. Keep Coumadin out of your reach of kids and faraway from pets.
Active Ingredient: Warfarin sodium.
All medicines may cause negative effects, but some people have no, or minor, unwanted effects.
No common side effects happen to be reported with Coumadin.
Seek medical assistance without delay if these severe unwanted side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; breathlessness; tightness within the chest; swelling in the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); back, side, muscle, joint, or stomach pain; black, tarry, or bloody stools; blood inside the urine (pink or brown urine); bloody or coffee ground-like vomit; chest pain; decreased urination; dizziness; fainting; fever; numbness or tingling; pain, unusual color, or temperature alteration of any area with the body; pale skin; purple, dark, or painful toes; breathlessness; skin sores or ulcers; stroke symptoms (eg, confusion, slurred speech, vision problems, one-sided weakness); sudden severe pain with your legs, feet, or toes; trouble swallowing; unexplained swelling; unusual bruising or bleeding (eg, nosebleed, unusual bleeding from gums, increased bleeding from cuts, increased menstrual or vaginal bleeding, paying out blood, bleeding at the injection site); unusual headache or weakness; unusual pain, swelling, or discomfort; wounds or sores that don't heal properly; yellowing with the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all unwanted side effects which could occur. If you've got questions on unwanted side effects, contact your physician.
Do NOT use Coumadin if:
Contact your medical professional or health care provider without delay if any of these apply to you.
Some health concerns may connect to Coumadin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist when you have any health concerns, especially if any with the following sign up for you:
Some medicines may connect to Coumadin. Tell your medical provider in the event you are taking some other medicines, especially any in the following:
This may not be an entire listing of all interactions that could occur. Ask your medical provider if Coumadin may interact with other medicines which you take. Check with your medical provider prior to starting, stop, or alter the dose from a medicine.
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