warfarin

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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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In addition, the company said Warfarin is the most prescribed blood thinning medication in North America and is known under the brand names of Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan and Waran.
These drugs, known by brand names including Coumadin and Jantoven, protect against stroke due to atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm) by reducing the risk of blood clots.
The company has expanded its presence in both of those arenas with the introduction of Jantoven (warfarin sodium tablets, USP), Folgard OS tablets (calcium, folic acid, vitamin and mineral combination), Clenia foaming wash and emollient cream, and Amlactin XL moisturizing lotion.