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Coumadin
(Warfarin)

Effient
(Prasugrel)

Prevents blood clots. Coumadin (Warfarin) is a cheap and effective medicine that prevents new blood clots. It requires regular blood tests and you'll need to eat, exercise, and take your medicines consistently.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Coumadin (Warfarin)
61%
of people (All ages) say Coumadin (Warfarin) is worth it
54%
say it works well
21%
say it's a big hassle
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Side effects
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How it works
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Coumadin (Warfarin) prevents blood clots from forming. It doesn't break up clots that already exist. It can only stop new ones from forming or old ones from getting bigger.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Anticoagulant
Vitamin K antagonist
Prescription only
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Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Heart attack or pre-heart attack - Percutaneous coronary intervention - Thrombosis; Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Coumadin (Warfarin) dose too high
  • Age greater than 65 year
  • History of stomach bleeding
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney or liver problems
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Pregnancy

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

Interactions
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  • A lot of other drugs and supplements interact with Coumadin (Warfarin), so you'll need to check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines.
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) interacts with many drugs and supplements. This can increase your risk of bleeding or of developing a new blood clot. If you start a new medication or change your diet, let your doctor know so they can change your dose if necessary.
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Upsides and benefits
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  • Coumadin (Warfarin) is available as a generic, so it should be less expensive than the brand version.
  • In case you start bleeding too much while using Coumadin (Warfarin), your doctor can give you another drug that reverses Coumadin (Warfarin)'s effects.
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) comes in numerous strengths.
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) has been around for a long time and is one of the most commonly used 'blood thinner' medicines.
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Downsides and risks
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  • Raises your risk of bleeding and bruising.
  • Requires regular blood work, such as an INR, to make sure Coumadin (Warfarin) is working correctly.
  • Your daily dose of Coumadin (Warfarin) can change if you change your diet, exercise patterns, or use of alcohol.
  • A lot of other drugs and supplements interact with Coumadin (Warfarin), so you'll need to check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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  • Prevents clots from forming or getting bigger. It doesn't break up clots that already exist.
  • Take Coumadin (Warfarin) exactly as your doctor tells you.
  • Once you're taking Coumadin (Warfarin), it'll take longer for your body to heal if you get cut or bruised. Call your doctor if you notice any unusual bleeding or bruising.
  • Carry a list of your medications with you or wear a medical bracelet that says you're on Coumadin (Warfarin) in case you have a medical emergency.
  • Your doctor will check your blood regularly for the first few months that you're taking Coumadin (Warfarin).
  • To get the best results, don't fall behind on taking your other medicines and eat the same amount of vegetables each day.
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