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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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Warfarin Potassium is bioequivalent to Bristol-Myers Squibb's (NYSE:BMY) Coumadin, concluded the company.
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.
Debido a la alta incidencia de sangrado y al creciente numero de pacientes con enfermedades cardiovasculares que requieren terapia anticoagulante, creemos oportuno evaluar si dichas complicaciones tienen diferente frecuencia en pacientes anticoagulados con warfarina generica y en aquellos anticoagulados con Coumadin.
Her physicians prescribed Coumadin but had difficulty titrating the medication for her.
My midwife also assured me that coumadin (warfarin), too, is safe for breastfeeding mothers and infants.
These included Coumadin, which she didn't trust in the first place due to her husband's experience.
Too much becomes a potential problem only when taking the drug Coumadin (warfarin), a commonly prescribed blood thinner, as K interferes with its action (see "Clearing Up the Quandary," page 6).
Q Since I began taking the anticoagulant drug Coumadin because of an abnormal heart rhythm, I have noticed that I bruise very easily--sometimes without knowing I have bumped myself.
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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.