WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet)


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warafin/coumadin side effects - sores on legs


Can taking warafin or coumadin cause sores on ankle with a great deal of pain. Small hole is apparant where sore is. Very bad pain. The Doctor says it isn't an ulcer. Second one is now forming.
by Dorothy Crawford in Port Hope Ontario Canada, 08/21/2006

WARMNESS IN RECTUM AREA CASUED FROM WHAT


I AM TAKING WARAFIN (COUMADIN) FOR SIXTY DAYS NOW BECAUSE OF BLOOD COSTS FROM A RECENT ANGIO PLASTY. I FEEL A WARM FLOW OF LIQUID MATTER IN LEFT SIDE OF BODY NEAR RECTUM. THIS WARM FLOW COMES AND GOES. I EXPERIENCED THIS SAME FEELING ONCE, WHEN THEY G...
by D in MEMPHIS, TENN, 09/27/2006

Does taking warafin effect my sex drive?


My spouse was recently put on the RX. warafin/coumidin by our family dr. secondary to afib until he sees the cardiologist. We are recently married, older couple and are trying to research the effects on sex drive. Can you lead us to information b/f he...
by Jan dybo in Cleveland, Ohio, 06/14/2006

Warfarin and severe oligospermia test


Can you advise if there are any side effects after taking WARFARIN Oral Tablets in regards to severe oligospermia. I have been put on WARFARIN for the past 3 months after a motor bike accident due to blood clot complications. My wife is trying to ...
by Keith in Edinburgh, Scotland, 12/29/2005

WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet)

WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

WARFARIN (By mouth)

WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Coumadin, Jantoven

WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Warfarin (WAR-far-in) Treats or prevents blood clots. This medicine is a blood thinner (anticoagulant).

When To Not Use WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to warfarin or if you are pregnant. You should not use this medicine if you have had recent surgery, if you have certain heart problems, or if you have a condition that may cause uncontrolled bleeding (such as a stomach ulcer or hemophilia). Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using the medicine several days or weeks before having surgery or medical tests.

How Should You Use WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet)

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  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • There are many other medicines, including nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines and herbal products, that you should not use while you are taking warfarin. Make sure your doctor knows about ALL other medicines you are using.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet. This medicine works best when you eat about the same amount of vitamin K in your food every day. Avoid big changes in how much vitamin K you eat. Some foods that have a high amount of vitamin K are broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and green leafy vegetables such as spinach and salad greens.

WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have a stomach ulcer, liver disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, or any other medical problems.
  • Your doctor will need to check your blood or urine at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • You may bleed more easily while you are using this medicine. Stay away from rough sports or other situations where you could be bruised, cut, or injured. Brush and floss your teeth gently. Be careful when using sharp objects, including razors and fingernail clippers.
  • Carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet to let any emergency caregivers know that you are using warfarin.

WARFARIN (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Bleeding from your gums or nose, bruising easily, coughing up blood
  • Blood in your urine or stools
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
  • Fever, chills, sore throat, cough
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding, or bleeding from cuts or wounds that does not stop
  • Purple discoloration of your toes or the soles of your feet
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Stomach pain or cramping

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