What is Coumadin?
Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Warfarin reduces the formation of blood clots.
What is Coumadin used for?
Coumadin is used to treat or prevent blood clots in veins or arteries, which can reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other serious conditions.
What is the main active component in Coumadin?
Warfarin is the main active component in Coumadin. Warfarin belongs to a class of drugs called anticoagulants. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
How Coumadin works?
Coumadin works by stopping your body from forming blood clots. It does this by blocking the formation of blood clotting factors, which are needed to make clots.
Are there any side effects while consuming Warfarin?
Warfarin oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness. However, it can cause other side effects like unusual bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, red or black stools, or coughing up blood.
Does Warfarin interact with other medications?
Warfarin oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs that are being consumed. To help avoid interactions, doctor should manage all of the medications consumed carefully.