Warfarin Sodium 5mg Tablets – Generic Coumadin
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is WARFARIN SODIUM?
SODIUM is an anticoagulant medicine. It is used to lower the chance of blood
clots forming in your body. Blood clots can cause a stroke, heart attack, or
other serious conditions such as blood clots in the legs or
should not take WARFARIN SODIUM?
not take WARFARIN SODIUM if:
your chance of having
bleeding problems is higher than the possible benefit of treatment.Your
healthcare provider will decide if WARFARIN SODIUM is right for you.Talk to your
healthcare provider about all of your health conditions.
you are pregnant or plan to
SODIUM can cause death or birth defects to an unborn baby. Use effective birth
control if you can get pregnant.
allergic to warfarin or to anything else in WARFARIN
What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting
your healthcare provider about all of your health conditions, including if
liver or kidney problems
heart problem called congestive heart failure
drink alcohol or have problems
with alcohol abuse.Alcohol
can affect your WARFARIN SODIUM dose and should be
pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
SODIUM may increase bleeding in your baby. Talk to your doctor about the best
way to feed your baby. If you choose to breastfeed while taking WARFARIN SODIUM,
both you and your baby should be carefully monitored for bleeding
healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including prescription and
non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
I take WARFARIN SODIUM?
Take WARFARIN SODIUM
exactly as prescribed.Your
healthcare provider will adjust your dose from time to time depending on your
response to WARFARIN SODIUM.
have regular blood tests and visits with your healthcare provider to monitor
Take WARFARIN SODIUM at the same
time every day.You can
take WARFARIN SODIUM either with food or on an empty
If you miss a dose of WARFARIN
SODIUM, call your healthcare provider.Take the
dose as soon as possible on the same day. Do not take a double dose of WARFARIN
SODIUM the next day to make up for a missed dose.
healthcare provider right away if you take too much WARFARIN
healthcare provider if you are sick with diarrhea, an infection, or have a
Tell your healthcare provider
about any planned surgeries, medical or dental procedures.Your
WARFARIN SODIUM may have to be stopped for a short time or you may need your
Call your healthcare provider
right away if you fall or injure yourself, especially if you hit your head.Your
healthcare provider may need to check you.
should I avoid while taking WARFARIN SODIUM?
start, stop, or change any medicine without talking with your healthcare
make changes in your diet, such as eating large amounts of green, leafy
change your weight by dieting, without first checking with your healthcare
do any activity or sport that may cause a serious injury.
are the possible side effects of WARFARIN SODIUM?
SODIUM is very important for your health, but it can cause serious and
lifethreatening bleeding problems.
side effects of WARFARIN SODIUM also include:
death of skin tissue (skin
necrosis or gangrene).This can
happen soon after starting WARFARIN SODIUM. It happens because blood clots form
and block blood flow to an area of your body. Call your healthcare provider
right away if you have pain, color, or temperature change to any area of your
body. You may need
medical care right away to prevent death or loss
(amputation) of your affected body part.
Purple toes syndrome. Call your
healthcare provider right away if you have pain in your toes and they look
purple in color or dark in color.
Other side effects with
WARFARIN SODIUM includeallergic
reactions, liver problems, low blood pressure, swelling, low red blood cells,
paleness, fever, and rash. Call your healthcare provider if you have any side
effect that bothers you.
These are not all of the side effects of WARFARIN
SODIUM. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or
should I store WARFARIN SODIUM?
Store WARFARIN SODIUM at room temperature. Protect from
WARFARIN SODIUM and all medicines out of the reach of
Information about WARFARIN SODIUM
are sometimes prescribed for purposes not mentioned in a Medication Guide. Do
not use WARFARIN SODIUM for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not
give WARFARIN SODIUM to other people, even if they have the same condition. It
may harm them. This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information
about WARFARIN SODIUM. If you would like more information, talk with your
healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for
information about WARFARIN SODIUM that was written for healthcare