coumarin-type drugs-oral (cont.)
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include bleeding, unusually fast heartbeat, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain.
NOTES: While taking this medication, be extra careful to avoid injuries. This medication can cause heavy bleeding. Use an electric razor and be careful brushing your teeth. Do not allow anyone else to take your medication.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up. Keep a record of missed doses to give to your doctor. Call your doctor if you miss 2 or more doses.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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