Warfarin Sodium is used to prevent harmful blood clots from forming or growing larger. This is given if you have:
- Pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in your lungs)
- Venous thrombosis (a blood clot elsewhere in your body)
- A blood clot in or near your heart that could trigger organ damage, heart attack, or stroke
- A mechanical artificial heart valve that is prone to forming blood clots
- A high risk of blood clots forming in the heart. It can be a complication of some heart rhythm abnormalities
Preventing harmful blood clots helps to reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
How does Warfarin Sodium work?
The development of a clot in the body is a complex procedure that includes various substances. Warfarin Sodium lessens the ability of the body to form blood clots. It is by hindering the development of vitamin K-dependent clotting factors. Vitamin K is needed to make clotting factors and prevent bleeding. Therefore, by giving this medication, your body may stop harmful clots. This may also help you prevent clots from getting larger.
Why use Warfarin Sodium?
Warfarin Sodium is an anticoagulant that inhibits vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors. This comes as a tablet with its brand name Jantoven. Each tablet has an active ingredient of Warfarin Sodium which occurs as a white, odorless, and crystalline powder. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this prescription. This product is available in the strengths of:
- 1 mg
- 2 mg
- 3 mg
- 4 mg
- 5 mg
- 7 mg
- 10 mg
How to use Warfarin Sodium?
The dosage is based on your condition and response to the treatment. Your doctor will monitor you while taking this medication to determine the right dose for you.
This prescription is to be taken by mouth usually once a day. You may take each dose with or without a meal. Don’t forget to take it at the same time every day. It is very important that you take it exactly as it is prescribed.
What are the side effects of Warfarin Sodium?
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Changes in the sense of taste
- Pale skin
Warnings and Precautions
- Do not take more often or increase the dose of this medication. Consult your doctor first before doing it so.
- It is important to eat a balanced and consistent diet while taking this drug.
- This may reason to stomach bleeding. Regular use of alcohol will increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Limit alcoholic beverages.
- For pregnant women, this medication is not recommended for use.