Warfarin: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Warfarin is an anticoagulant, which reduces the formation of clots. It can prevent blood clots in veins and arteries, which can reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other serious conditions.

Information about warfarin:

It is not to be used if you bleeding disorder, do not this medicines if you are pregnant, unless your doctor tells you, it can increases the risk of bleeding, which can be severe and life threatening. call your doctor if bleeding doesn’t stopped, if you have blood in urine or in stools, many drugs gets interacted with the warfarin tell your doctor if have you have used any drugs recently.

Congestive heart failure:

It is about 2-5mg to be taken orally or intravenously once a day for 1-2days, then adjust dose to the normalized ratio

Maintenance dose:

The maintenance is about 2-10mg to be taken orally or intravenously once a day.

Thromboembolic stroke:

It is about 2-5mg to be taken orally or intravenously once a day for 1-2days, then adjust dose to the normalized ratio

Maintenance dose:

The maintenance is about 2-10mg to be taken orally or intravenously once a day.

Myocardial infarction:

It is about 2-5mg to be taken orally or intravenously once a day for 1-2days, then adjust dose to the normalized ratio

Maintenance dose:

The maintenance is about 2-10mg to be taken orally or intravenously once a day.

Thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation:

It is about 2-5mg to be taken orally or intravenously once a day for 1-2days, then adjust dose to the normalized ratio

Maintenance dose:

The maintenance is about 2-10mg to be taken orally or intravenously once a day.

Warfarin side effects:

Severity: major

  • Blood in urine
  • Bloody stools
  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain
  • Bleeding gums
  • Confusion
  • Excessive bruising
  • Headache
  • Nosebleeds
  • Paralysis
  • Coughing blood
  • Peeling of skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Unexplained swelling
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Arm, back pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Pale skin
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Prolonged erection

Severity: minor

  • Muscle pain joint pain
  • Change in taste
  • Lack of strength
  • Passing gas
  • Unusual drowsiness
  • Dullness

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