Coumadin is an anticoagulant medication containing warfarin which is used to treat and prevent blood clots in your veins or arteries. Warfarin is known as a ‘blood-thinner’ and helps to keep your blood flowing smoothly around your body by decreasing the number of clotting proteins within your blood. Taking Coumadin can help to reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Coumadin include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Coumadin:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Coumadin?
If you miss a dose of Coumadin, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the generic alternative to Coumadin?
Generic Coumadin is known as warfarin and is available in the same strengths.