GENERIC NAME: COUMARIN-TYPE DRUGS - ORAL
USES: This medication is a blood thinner used to keep blood flowing smoothly and prevent the formation of blood clots.
HOW TO USE: Take this exactly as prescribed. Try to take this medication at the same time each day so you remember to take it. Your dose may be adjusted several times based on lab tests. Do not stop taking this without your doctor's approval.
SIDE EFFECTS: Loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea or blurred vision may occur at first as your body adjusts to the medication. Inform your doctor if you experience: unusual bleeding or bruising, blood in the urine or stools, severe headache. May cause urine to turn orange-red in color. This is not harmful and will disappear when the medication is stopped. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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