Generic Name - Warfarin
Category - Anti-Coagulant
Prevents blood cots
Generic for Coumadin* is indicated toprevent blood clots from forming or growing larger. Warfarin (Generic for Coumadin*) belongs to the family of Anticoagulant. A term which means "reducing the bloods potential to clot". It is often prescribed for patients with certain types of irregular heartbeat and after a heart attack or heart valve replacement surgery. It works by stopping the formation of substances that cause clots. It reduces the formation of blood clots, which is important in the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and blockage of major veins and arteries.
Generic for Coumadin* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Coumadin* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Coumadin* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Coumadin*.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Coumadin* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericCoumadin*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Coumadin* for Blood clots is 2 to 5 milligrams per day. Individualized daily dosage adjustments are based on the results of tests that determine the amount of time it takes for the blood clotting process to begin. A maintenance dose of 2 to 10 milligrams per day is satisfactory for most people.
Generic for Coumadin* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Coumadin* side Effects include signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools, red or dark-brown urine, spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds, red spots on the skin, unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose, back or stomach pain and palpitations.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Coumadin*.
Generic for Coumadin* and Pregnancy
Use of Generic for Coumadin* during pregnancy is not recommendedbecause the drug passes through the placental barrier and may cause fatal hemorrhage to the fetus.
Generic for Coumadin* and Breastfeeding
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Coumadin* passes into breast milk.Do consult your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Coumadin* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Coumadin* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Coumadin* and Geriatric
Lower initiation and maintenance doses of Generic for Coumadin* are recommended for geriatric patients considering the age and age-relatedphysical conditions.
The above information about Generic for Coumadin* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.