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Warf (Warfarin)

Warf (Warfarin)

Buy Warf (Warfarin), Warfarin is used to prevent clotting of blood, especially for treating blood clots in the heart, brain, lungs and other body parts. It is also used to prevent heart attacks or strokes (paralysis of body) which could result from blood clots. Warfarin is an anti-coagulant belonging to the category of drugs called as coumarins. It acts by inhibiting the formation of clotting factors; thus preventing the clotti...
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Product Description

Warf (Warfarin)

Uses

Warfarin is used to prevent clotting of blood, especially for treating blood clots in the heart, brain, lungs and other body parts. It is also used to prevent heart attacks or strokes (paralysis of body) which could result from blood clots.

How it works

Warfarin is an anti-coagulant belonging to the category of drugs called as coumarins. It acts by inhibiting the formation of clotting factors; thus preventing the clotting of blood.

What is Warfarin?

Warfarin is an anti coagulant drug (blood thinner) which prevents the formation of blood clots. Blood clots can lead to heart attack or stroke. This medication is used to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Warfarin is sold throughout the world under various brand names like Coumadin, Warf (Cipla), Uniwarfin (Unisearch) among several other brand names.

Warfarin may also be prescribed for conditions not listed above.

Important Information about Warfarin

If you are a pregnant woman, then follow your doctor's advice about taking Warfarin (Coumuadin, Warf, Uniwarfin) as this medication can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and shortcomings of using Warfarin while pregnant.

Avoid taking Warfarin (unless or otherwise advised by your doctor) if you have a bleeding or blood cell disorder, bloody urine or stools, an infection of the lining of your heart, bleeding in stomach, bleeding in brain, recent or schedule surgery in the near future, or If you require a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural).

Warfarin is a blood thinner which may lead to easy bleeding, especially if you are over 65 years of age; if you have a history of bleeding problems, high blood pressure or severe heart disease; liver or kidney disease; cancer; surgery or medical emergency; a disease impacting the blood vessels in your brain; a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding; or if you are severely ill or weakened.

There are several drugs (prescribed, OTC and herbal) that can interact severely with Warfarin leading to serious medical problems or even death. Remember to share the list of all medications which you use with your doctor in advance. Ask your doctor if it is safe to take any pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling medications while taking Warfarin. These medications may affect blood clotting and increase the likelihood of stomach bleeding.

Make sure that you inform any healthcare provider who treats you about your Warfarin usage. Don't ever take a double dose of this drug.

Before taking Warfarin

Take care of all the precautions and points mentioned above prior to taking Warfarin (Coumuadin, Warf, Uniwarfin). Discuss about them with your doctor. Never forget to ask any questions regarding Warfarin if you are in doubt.

To ensure that Warfarin intake doesn't lead to any unpleasant conditions, let your doctor know if you have celiac sprue (an intestinal disorder); diabetes; congestive heart failure; hyperthyroidism; a connective tissue disorder like Marfan Syndrom, Sjogren Syndrom, Scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus; or if you ever had low blood platelets receiving an injection of heparin.

It is not known whether Warfarin can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Discuss about this with your doctor if you are breast feeding.

How should I take Warfarin?

Take Warfarin medication (Coumuadin, Warf, Uniwarfin) strictly as prescribed by your doctor and no changes regarding its dosage and duration of using must be made without his or her advice. Your doctor may change the dosage occasionally to get the maximum benefit out of the medication.

Take Warfarin with or without food. Make it a habit to take this medication at the same time every day. While taking Warfarin, your progress will be monitored closely via blood tests. Never miss any scheduled blood tests.

You should not employ weight-loss measure like dieting when you are taking Warfarin. If possible, wear a medical alert tag or carry a display card which mentions that you are taking Warfarin so that anyone treating you will know about it in advance. Store this medication in a cool and dry place.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Warfarin, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if the time to take the next dose is near, skip the missed dose and take the next dose as scheduled. Don't take extra medication to compensate for the missed dose.

What if I overdose?

Get emergency medical attention or call  the Doctor Immediately in case of an overdose of Warfarin. Overdose of this medication can cause severe internal or external bleeding.

What should I avoid while taking Warfarin?

Avoid excessive food items having a high amount of vitamin K (liver meat, leafy green vegetables or vegetable oils) while taking Warfarin (Coumuadin, Warf, Uniwarfin). Vitamin K aids in blood clotting and hence can interfere with Warfarin and render it less effective. Grapefruit based products may interact with Warfarin and cause undesirable side effects. Talk about this with your doctor.

Warfarin Side Effects

Immediately stop using Warfarin (Coumuadin, Warf, Uniwarfin) and seek medical attention if you get these serious side effects due to Clopidogrel, prominent among which are signs of external and internal bleeding: bleeding through nose or other nonstop bleeding; bloody or black stools (tarry color); bloody urine; or bloody cough or vomit that looks like ground coffee

Some less serious and common side effects of Clopidogrel are nausea, vomiting, mild stomach pain, gas, bloating, or changed taste.

The side effects listed above are not a complete set of side effects which you may experience due to Warfarin. Let your doctor know if you feel anything amiss and serious after taking this medication. 

Warfarin Dosing Information

Warfarin dosage depends on a lot of factors. Your doctor may fix your dosage depending on your condition. Various conditions may require different dosages. Strictly follow the dosage which your doctor has decided for you.

Interaction with other drugs

There are several drugs (prescribed, OTC and herbal) that can interact severely with Warfarin (Coumuadin, Warf, Uniwarfin) leading to serious medical problems or even death. Remember to share the list of all medications which you use with your doctor in advance.

Let your doctor know if you use these medications: other anti-coagulants; some antibiotics, anti-fungals, or sulfa drugs, medications for tuberculosis

The drugs mentioned above are not the only ones which may interact with Warfarin. There may be others as well. Share

the list of all medicines you use at present with your doctor and never start a new medication on your own.

Expert advice

  • Do not take the medicine, if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Do not take warfarin if you had bleeding problems or recently had a brain stroke.
  • Do not take warfarin if you had surgery or plan to undergo any surgery in the next 72 hours.
  • Avoid using warfarin if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or have delivered a child in the last 48 hours.
  • Do not take warfarin if you had stomach ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding; prone to blood clot formations; heart, liver, kidney or thyroid problems; anemia, tumor or cancer.
  • Do not take warfarin if you are taking any other drugs (blood thinners) for blood clot.
  • Avoid alcohol intake and smoking while taking warfarin.

Frequently asked questions

Warfarin

Q. Is warfarin safe in pregnancy?
Warfarin may cause severe harm to the fetus. Hence, warfarin should not be taken in pregnancy.
 
Q. Is warfarin an anti-platelet or a beta-blocker drug?
No. Warfarin is not an anti-platelet or beta blocker. It is an anti-coagulant drug.
 
Q. Is Warfarin safer than Xarelto?
Both warfarin and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are equally safe in the treatment of blood clotting. More precaution required while using these drugs. Always follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
 
Q. How long can I take warfarin for? Can I take it for life?
Warfarin should only be taken for the duration prescribed by your doctor.
 
Q. Is warfarin safe?
Yes. Warfarin is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
 
Q. What can I take for pain/cold if I am taking warfarin?
Please consult your doctor for medicines to be taken with warfarin in case of pain or cold.
  
Q. Can I take warfarin with food or milk?
Warfarin can be taken with most foods or milk..
 
Q. Does warfarin cause constipation, fatigue, headache, or weight gain?
Warfarin may cause constipation, fatigue, headache, or weight gain. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

 

Manufacturer Cipla Pharma, India
Equivalent Brands Coumadin
Composition Warfarin
Discontinue Url No
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