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Anticoagulants are medications that control the blood's ability to clot and are prescribed to prevent or treat a harmful blood clot. Careful monitoring is needed to prevent bleeding or clotting complications.
Warfarin (Coumadin®) is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. It is prescribed for people with certain types of irregular heartbeat, people with prosthetic (replacement or mechanical) heart valves, and people who have suffered a heart attack.
Providence provides convenient care for patients taking warfarin and other anticoagulant therapy. We work closely with your family doctor to monitor your therapy.
Most health insurance plans cover all or part of laboratory testing and therapy management costs.
Pharmacists will review and evaluate your anemia with your physicians’ direction, working together to ensure you receive appropriate screening, medicines and dietary information.
Issues discussed in this video include INR testing, diet, exercise, precautions and warning signs of complications while taking this medication.
Learn the importance of taking your medication exactly as instructed, how to give yourself the injection, possible side-effects and the signs and symptoms of clotting and bleeding.