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Coumadin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is warfarin (Coumadin)?
- What are the possible side effects of warfarin (Coumadin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about warfarin (Coumadin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking warfarin (Coumadin)?
- How should I take warfarin (Coumadin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Coumadin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Coumadin)?
- What should I avoid while taking warfarin (Coumadin)?
- What other drugs will affect warfarin (Coumadin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Coumadin)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, and call your doctor as soon as possible. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up a missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Coumadin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose can cause excessive bleeding.
What should I avoid while taking warfarin (Coumadin)?
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.
Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products. Avoid herbal teas that contain tonka beans, sweet clover, or sweet woodruff.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of warfarin.
What other drugs will affect warfarin (Coumadin)?
Warfarin can interact with certain herbal (botanical) products, which can increase your risk of bleeding. Do not use any of the following products without first asking your doctor:
- coenzyme Q10;
- dong quai;
- ginkgo biloba;
- ginseng; or
- St. John's wort.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about warfarin.
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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Additional Coumadin Information
- Coumadin Drug Interactions Center: warfarin oral
- Coumadin Side Effects Center
- Coumadin Overview including Precautions
- Coumadin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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