by on July 22, 2012
Brand Names:Coumadin, Jantoven
Generic name:warfarin
Pregnancy Category:C
Half-life:40 hours

What is Warfarin?

Warfarin is a generic anticoagulant that is also found under the brand name Coumadin. It is used to reduce the formation of blood clots by blocking the development of specific clotting elements. This medication is used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots in the arteries and veins. Because warfarin can cause easier bleeding in some individuals, it is important to notify all medical professionals, including your dentist, that you take this medication.

Warfarin Uses

Warfarin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clot formation in the arteries and veins; it works by blocking the clotting mechanisms of the body to reduce the risk of blood clots.

WarfarinWarfarin can cause easier bleeding to occur in individuals with many different conditions; there are also numerous conditions with which this medication should not be taken. Warfarin should be taken exactly as prescribed and the dosage should not be doubled under any circumstances. You may need to do frequent blood tests while on this medication to ensure that it is not causing any problems.

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