Coumadin (Warfarin) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of blood clots in veins or arteries, which will help reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack or other serious conditions. Warfarin belongs to the group of medications called oral anticoagulant or blood thinner. It works by decreasing the body’s ability to form blood clots by blocking the formation of vitamin-K-dependent clotting factors. Vitamin K is needed to make clotting factors and prevent bleeding. This medication helps to keep blood flowing smoothly in your body by decreasing the amount of clotting proteins in your blood. Coumadin is usually taken once a day with or without food as directed by your doctor.
Canadian Pharmacy King is currently offering the brand Coumadin from Canada manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. The generic Warfarin is also available from Canada also called Taro-Warfarin manufactured by Taro Pharmaceuticals. Coumadin is available in doses ranging from 1 mg -10 mg tablets in the quantity of 100.
Coumadin Side Effects
The common side effects of Coumadin may include loss of appetite, nausea and stomach or abdominal pain.
Warfarin can cause serious bleeding if it affects your blood clotting proteins too much. The risk of bleeding continues for up to a week after you stop taking the medication.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the signs of serious bleeding such as:
• Bloody, black or tarry stools;
• Chest pain;
• Coughing up blood;
• Difficulty swallowing;
• Dizziness or fainting;
• Pink or dark urine;
• Prolonged bleeding from cuts or gums and menstrual flow;
• Severe headache;
• Shortness of breath;
• Vomit that is bloody or looks like coffee grounds
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Coumadin if you are allergic to Warfarin or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Inform your doctors and dentists that you take Warfarin before any medical or dental procedures. Avoid getting injections into the muscles; it should be given in the arm. This medication can cause heavy bleeding. Be careful when using sharp objects like razors or nail cutters. Coumadin is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it can seriously harm an unborn baby. This medication is absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets. This medication may pass into breast milk but it is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
Leafy Greens OK for People on Warfarin
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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