Bleeding is the main side effect associated with warfarin, as it slows down the blood's normal clotting ability.
You're at greatest risk of bleeding in the first few weeks of starting treatment with warfarin and when you're unwell.
You should therefore seek medical attention if you:
Take extra care to avoid cutting yourself while taking anticoagulant medication because of the risk of excessive bleeding.
For example, you should:
Seek urgent medical attention if you're taking warfarin and you:
Skin rashes and hair loss are also common side effects of warfarin.
Contact your GP or the healthcare specialist responsible for your care if you experience any persistent side effects while taking warfarin.
Find out about warfarin, including what it's used for, how it's taken, who shouldn't take it, side effects, and interactions with other medicines, food, drink and alcohol.
Anticoagulant medicines , such as warfarin,are oftenprescribed for people who've had a condition caused by a blood clot , such as: a stroke a heart attack deep vein thrombosis a blood clot wit
It's very important that you take warfarin exactly as directed. Don't increase your prescribed dose unless the doctor in charge of your care advises you to. Warfarin is taken once a day, usually in t
Bleeding is the main side effect associated with warfarin, as it slows down the blood's normal clotting ability. You're at greatest risk of bleeding in the first few weeks of starting treatment with
Medicines Warfarin can interact with many other medicines. The patient information leaflet that comes with a medicine should tell you if it's safe to take with warfarin. Ask your GP or pharmacist if
Surgery and dental work Becauseofthe risk of bleeding, your dose of warfarin may need to be lowered or stopped a few days before having an operation or dental work. Tell the surgeon or dentist that