Coumadin is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent thromboembolic events. Coumadin may also be prescribed in cases of pulmonary hypertension, especially idiopathic pulmonary hypertension. Coumadin may be referred to by its drug name, warfarin.
Coumadin is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner. It is believed that Coumadin works by inhibiting the formation of clots.
How do I take it?
Coumadin dosage is individualized based on many factors.
Coumadin comes in the form of tablets and single-use vials for injection.
The FDA-approved label for Coumadin lists common side effects including fatal and nonfatal hemorrhages.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Coumadin can include tissue necrosis, thrombocytopenia (lack of platelets that can lead to dangerous bleeding), and systemic atheroemboli and cholesterol microemboli (dangerous blood clots).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Warfarin — Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK
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