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Coumadin


Coumadin
Product Details
Generic Name: Warfarin
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Brand Name: Coumadin
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Introduction
Coumadin is an anticoagulant that reduces the formation of blood clots and is used for curing strokes, heart attacks and blood clots in arteries and veins. Also known as Warfarin and marketed under trade names Marevan, Jantoven, Waran, Warfant and Lawarin, it is an anticoagulant usually used for curing thromboembolism and thrombosis, formation of blood clots in blood vessels and their migration elsewhere in body respectively. It was originally launched in the year 1948 as a pesticide against mice and rats and is still used for this purpose. However, it was approved for use as a medication in the year 1954 and has remained popular ever since. In spite of its effectiveness, treatment with Warfarin has several shortcomings.
Doses of Coumadin:
  • Coumadin can be taken as recommended by your doctor and follow the directions on the prescription label. Don’t take this drug in smaller or larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • Your doctor might occasionally change the dose to ensure you get the best results.
  • It can be taken with or without food and at the same time each day.
  • Avoid dieting for losing weight while using this medicine and inform your doctor if your body weight changes for any reason.
  • Consult your doctor if you have illness with diarrhoea, chills, fever, flu symptoms or body aches.
  • You should take the missed dose as soon as you remember; don’t take additional dose to make up the missed one.
  • In case of overdose, get emergency medical help; symptoms include excessive bleeding.
  • Store Warfarin at room temperature away from light, heat and moisture.