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Warfarin - Introduction for New Users

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

blood clots, blood thinner, Warfarin, thrombi, thrombus, gangrene, pulmonary embolism, cardiovascular disease, irregular heart beat, implanted medical devices, bed rest, warfarin, PT test, prothombin time test, INR test, vitamin K, Medical Alert bracelet

Overview *

Blood clots are frequent in patients who have diseases of the blood vessels or heart. Blood clots may pose a threat to some people, as they may cause loss of a limb, strokes, and even death. To reduce the risk of harmful blood clots, health care providers may ask patients to take a medicine called a blood thinner. Millions of patients use blood thinners to prevent complications from harmful clots.

Warfarin is a commonly prescribed blood thinner. Warfarin decreases the ability of the body to form clots. This makes it less likely that harmful blood clots will form inside the heart and blood vessels or around implanted devices such as mechanical valves.

Warfarin is a relatively safe medication if you take it properly, check your protime regularly, keep your eating and exercise habits steady and communicate with your health care provider when needed. Knowing the benefits and risks of warfarin is also important. Your health care provider may refer you to the anticoagulation clinic. Its staff has the expertise and clinical skills to monitor your warfarin therapy.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | Benefits
Risks of Warfarin | Taking Warfarin
The Protime Test | Controlling Protime
Call Your Doctor | Summary

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program is for patients that have been newly prescribed to take Warfarin. Included are the following sections: benefits of Warfarin, risks of Warfarin, taking Warfarin, the protime test, controlling protime, and call your doctor.

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Last reviewed: 9/25/2006

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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