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Warfarin

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 28, 2019

Warfarin is an anticoagulant and is used to help reduce the formation of blood clots. As it is a blood thinner, it works by preventing the formation of blood clots in arteries or veins, thus reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other serious conditions.

Do not take Warfarin if you have a blood cell disorder, if you have a bleeding disorder, if you have high blood pressure, if you have a history of stomach bleeding, bleeding in your brain or an upcoming surgery. Before using Warfarin tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, if you are allergic to certain food items or substances, if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, if you have a blood cell disorder, of if you have a history of kidney diseases.

Warfarin is administered either orally or intravenously, depending on the patient and the specific condition he is being treated for.

Common side effects of Warfarin include nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, gas, bloating or an altered sense of taste.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Hematologist before using this medicine.
  • Bleeding

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Warfarin is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Warfarin is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Warfarin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Warfarin as ingredient

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This medication acts as an anticoagulant which prevents the regeneration of vitamin K1 epoxide which in turn inhibits the formation of Vitamin K dependent coagulation factors like Factor II, VII, X and IX as well as the anticoagulant proteins S and C.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Zydol 50Mg Suspension

    Nolvadex 10Mg Tablet

    Zathrin Redimix Suspension

    Pratham 200Mg/5Ml Rediuse Suspension

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