What is Coumadin?

What is Coumadin?

What is COUMADIN? COUMADIN is prescription medicine used to treat blood clots and to lower the chance of blood clots forming in your body. Blood clots can cause a stroke, heart attack, or other serious conditions if they form in the legs or lungs.

Can Coumadin cause bleeding?

Coumadin can cause bleeding which can be serious and sometimes lead to death. This is because Coumadin is a blood thinner medicine that lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body. You may have a higher risk of bleeding if you take Coumadin and:

What should be included in patient education about Coumadin (warfarin sodium)?

Instruct patients about prevention measures to minimize risk of bleeding and to report signs and symptoms of bleeding [see PATIENT INFORMATION]. COUMADIN (warfarin sodium) tablets and COUMADIN (warfarin sodium) for injection contain warfarin sodium, an anticoagulant that acts by inhibiting vitamin K ⌈dependent coagulation factors.

How long does the anticoagulant effect of Coumadin last?

The anticoagulant effect of COUMADIN persists beyond 24 hours. If a patient misses a dose of COUMADIN at the intended time of day, the patient should take the dose as soon as possible on the same day.

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