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|Pronunciation:||WAR far in|
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Follow your doctor's instructions about taking warfarin while you are pregnant. Warfarin can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. However, the benefits of preventing blood clots in certain women may outweigh any risks to the baby.
|Never take a double dose of this medication.|
|You should not take warfarin if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, blood in your urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, stomach bleeding, bleeding in the brain, recent or upcoming surgery, or if you need a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural).|
Warfarin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease, kidney or liver disease, cancer, surgery or a medical emergency, a disease affecting the blood vessels in your brain, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, if you are 65 or older, or if you are severely ill or debilitated.
|Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with warfarin. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used.|
|Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding.|
|Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking this medication.|
|Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor.|
Warfarin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Warfarin reduces the formation of blood clots.
Warfarin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins and arteries.
Warfarin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
|You should not take warfarin if you are allergic to it, or if you have:|
|You should not take warfarin if you cannot be reliable in taking it because of alcoholism, psychiatric problems, dementia, or similar conditions.|
Warfarin may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have:
To make sure you can safely take warfarin, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
Follow your doctor's instructions about taking warfarin while you are pregnant. Warfarin can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. However, the benefits of preventing blood clots in certain women may outweigh any risks to the baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. Use effective birth control while you are using this medication.
|It is not known whether warfarin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.|
Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Never take a double dose of this medication.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Take warfarin at the same time every day. Warfarin can be taken with or without food.
|Avoid dieting to lose weight while taking warfarin. Tell your doctor if your body weight changes for any reason.|
Call your doctor if you have any illness with diarrhea, fever, chills, body aches, or flu symptoms.
While taking warfarin, your blood will need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.
|Wear a medical alert tag or carry an ID card stating that you take warfarin. Any doctor, dentist, surgeon, or other medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking this medication. You may need to stop taking the medicine for a short time if you need antibiotics, surgery, dental work, a spinal tap, or spinal anesthesia (epidural).|
|Store at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and light.|
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
|Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.|
Overdose can cause excessive bleeding.
|Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and may also increase your risk of stomach bleeding.|
|Do not eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin K (such as liver, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils). Vitamin K can make warfarin less effective. Avoid making any changes in your diet without first talking to your doctor.|
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with warfarin and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
|Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.|
|Stop using warfarin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:|
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
|Many drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) can cause serious medical problems or death if you take them with warfarin. Not all possible drug interactions are listed in this medication guide. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used, especially:|
|This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with warfarin. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.|
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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