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warfarin

(wôr`fərĭn), anticoagulantanticoagulant
, any of several substances that inhibit blood clot formation (see blood clotting). Some anticoagulants, such as the coumarin derivatives bishydroxycoumarin (Dicumarol) and warfarin (Coumadin) inhibit synthesis of prothrombin, a clot-forming substance, and other
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 used to treat blood clots. In large doses it causes bleeding, and in patients with genetic variations that increase sensitivity to the drug and decrease the rate at which it is metabolized standard dosages may also cause bleeding. Warfarin, mixed with bait, is used in rodent control.
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It is almost inconceivable to think that any physician prescribing Coumadin for a patient would not be keenly aware of what their patient's INR results were.
Even with regular monitoring, the difficulties associated with Coumadin are a leading cause of drug-related adverse events and emergency room visits.
Her physicians prescribed Coumadin but had difficulty titrating the medication for her.
However, since she was on Coumadin (warfarin sodium blood thinner) surgery had to be delayed for five days while the Coumadin was discontinued.
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The FDA recently announced the approval of updated labeling for the widely used blood-thinning drug, Coumadin, to explain that people's genetic makeup may influence how they respond to the drug.
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After having been on coumadin for 4 years, she stopped taking it a few months before this episode.
The following day, July 11, the woman's physician received the lab results and ordered another anticoagulant medication, Coumadin 5 mg, to be given orally once, and ordered a recheck of the INR levels the following day.
As an anitcoagulant, Coumadin also affects hemostasis, and because many older patients often use both substances, the investigation of any synergistic effects on coagulation is important.
The Coumadin clinic, a unique service, allows patients to meet face-to-face with the center's specialists so they can monitor and regulate the anti-coagulating drug Coumadin, ensuring the best effects of the drug while minimizing its risks.