Coumadin target is the treatment of blood clots in arteries and veins (venous thrombosis) and in the lung (pulmonary embolism), strokes, heart seizures. It is also taken by patients with prosthetic heart valves. Coumadin is acting by making inability of blood to form the clots. It is anticoagulant ('blood thinner'). Generic name of Coumadin is Warfarin. Coumadin is also known as Warfarin sodium, Warf, Jantoven, Marevan, Waran. Brand name of Coumadin is Coumadin.
Take Coumadin at the same time every day.
Take Coumadin tablets orally with water, once a day, with or without food.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Coumadin suddenly.
Coumadin Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Coumadin and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Coumadin overdosage: round, small, red spots under the skin, painful menstruation, bruising, minor cuts bleeding, gums bleeding, bloody stools, heavy bleeding.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Coumadin More Info
Active Ingredient: Warfarin.
Other Ingredients: lactose, starch, tapioca, magnesium stearate, D&C red 6, barium sulfate,
Do not take Coumadin if you are allergic to its components.
Do not take Coumadin if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.
Do not take Coumadin if you suffer from or have a history of heart infection, stomach ulcer or bleeding, anemia, hemophilia, fluid or swelling around your heart, blood clot or aneurysm in the brain.
Do not take Coumadin if you are under 18 years. It can be taken by adults over 18 years.
Do not take this medicine if you are taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), indomethacin, diclofenac (Voltaren), piroxicam (Feldene), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), celecoxib (Celebrex).
Be careful with Coumadin if you suffer from or have a history of high blood pressure, cancer, seizure disorder, polycythemia vera, celiac sprue, heart failure, thyroid condition, kidney or liver disease, severe diabetes.
Elderly people should be very careful with Coumadin and its dosage.
Be careful with Coumadin if you are going to have a surgery or take antibiotics.
Avoid food with large amounts of Vitamin K (green vegetables, liver and other) and cranberry.
Avoid food sport activities.
Avoid alcohol and smoking cigarettes while taking Coumadin because it can cause side effects.
Do not stop taking Coumadin suddenly.