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|US Brand Name||Coumadin|
Warfarin is a blood thinner drug which is a vital part of prevention and treatment of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots in veins and arteries. It is employed in coagulation disorders. This drug has been derived from dicoumaral, discovered by spoiled sweet clover based animal feeds.
Coagulation is a process that results in blood cessation from a damaged vessel, along with repairs. It is a natural inherent bleeding cessation process, in case if it is interrupted, then uncontrolled bleeding can occur resulting in hemorrhage or bruising. Warfarin is a blood thinning drug that prevents clot formation in heart vessels such as veins, arteries and veins.
This drug is available on our website in the form of tablet dosage form. It has been the doctor’s first choice given for the treatment of serious life threatening ailments. Warfarin has excellent therapeutic outcomes and patient acceptance as it offers no adverse side effects.
The ailments, it is used for:
Warfarin is an anticoagulant drug prescribed in the following indications:
- Heart attack
- Blood clots in veins and arteries
Understanding the drug Warfarin:
Warfarin is a potent anticoagulant drug given various life threatening diseases.
How it works?
Warfarin is an oral anticoagulant, a drug that stops the blood clotting process. It stops the formation of blood clots by decreasing the production of clotting factors II, VII, IX, and X, and the anticoagulant proteins C and S. These clotting factors are produced by vitamin K. Warfarin oppose the vitamin K activity and avoid the formation of blood clots.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Warfarin if you:
- Are allergic to Warfarin
- Have blood cell disorders
- Have high blood pressure
- Are above 65 years of age
- Are suffering from connective tissue disorders such as Marfan Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
- Have stomach or internal bleeding
- Have liver disease
- Are pregnant or planning to become a pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
How much to take?
The dosage is solely decided by the Doctor after assessing your condition and various factors such as age, gender and body weight. One can’t fix the dose as it varies from patient to patient. The usual recommended dose intake ranges from 2 mg to 5 mg. Always take the dose prescribed by the Doctor.
What are the strengths available?
Warfarin is available in following strength preparations on our website:
- Uniwarfin 2 mg
- Warf 1 mg
- Warf 1 mg
Who is the manufacturer?
Warf is manufactured by Cipla Pharmaceuticals, a giant pharmaceutical giant and is available on our website in the pack of 30, 60 and 90 tablets.
Uniwarf is manufactured by Unisearch Pharmaceutical private limited, a well known pharmaceutical giant and is available on our website in the pack of 30, 60 and 90 tablets.
How to take?
Warfarin is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet with a full glass of water. Don’t crush or chew the tablet.
When to take?
Warfarin can be taken with or without food once in a day. The dose intake depends upon your condition. Time to time dose adjustments are done after watching your response to the medicine. Always take the medicine as per the prescription.
For how long should it be taken?
Take the medicine as long as recommended by the Doctor. Always ask the doctor before stopping the drug intake.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, immediately consult with your concerned doctor. Take medical help as soon as possible if you encounter excessive bleeding.
What if you miss the dose?
Try to take the medicine at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing dose. Talk to your Doctor if you miss the dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to compensate with the previous one.
What are the side effects?
Every medicine shows some side effects, same way this drug also has some undesired effects with it. Warfarin shows common and serious side effects such as:
- Taste alterations
- Mild stomach pain
- Dryness of mouth
Some serious and rare side effects that need serious medical consideration are stated below:
- Vision related problems
- Decreased urine output
- Abdominal pain and discomfort
- Extreme weakness
- Difficulty in breathing and swallowing
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, the doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Warfarin. Following are the drugs that can interact with warfarin:
What are the things to be taken care of?
- Always take the medicine as per the prescription
- Don’t use the expired drugs
- Don’t involve in any sort of sports activity that may cause injury
- Avoid indulging in activities that increases your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to avoid bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
- Don’t share your medicine with anybody, even if they have the same symptoms
- If you experience black or bloody stools, immediately talk to your doctor this could be a sign of internal digestive bleeding
- Always store the medicine at the room temperature and away from moisture, heat and light
- Consult with your pharmacist about the proper disposal of the drug
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine