Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc. appreciates your interest in our product and we have included this information to assist you in managing your anticoagulation therapy.
| DOS || DONTS |
- Take your medication exactly as directed by your healthcare provider
- Get blood tests as ordered by your healthcare provider & record your INR results
- Carry a medical ID card or wear a bracelet that shows you are taking warfarin
- Tell anyone giving you medical care that you are taking warfarin as well as all other medications that you are taking.
- Double up on a missed dose
- Change, start or stop taking any medications without checking with your healthcare provider first
- Drink alcohol in excess
- Make changes to your diet or lifestyle without informing your healthcare provider
Eating Right While on Warfarin
Some foods that you eat and the amount you eat of these items can affect the way warfarin works in your body. Vitamin K, which is found in most green leafy vegetables and some oils, helps your blood clot. You do not need to avoid Vitamin K foods, but you should not eat more or less than you usually eat. Your healthcare provider will regulate your warfarin therapy based on your current diet.
The most important thing while taking warfarin is to maintain a healthy, consistent diet and keep the amount of Vitamin K in your diet consistent from day to day.
Foods high in Vitamin K:
|* Spinach ||* Cabbage |
|* Broccoli ||* Brussel Sprouts |
|* Soybeans & Soybean oil ||* Parsley |
|* Canola Oil ||* Tofu |
For more information, contact your healthcare provider or see complete prescribing information.
When do I need to contact my healthcare provider?
Contact your healthcare provider if you have the following:
- New symptoms of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever or chills.
- Signs of bleeding such as:
- Bleeding of the gums from brushing
- Bleeding that doesn’t stop when you cut yourself
- Heavy or prolonged menstrual period
- Blood in stool or black tar-like stool
- Red or dark brown urine
- Unusual bleeding, bruising, swelling, pain or discomfort anywhere on your body
- Headache, dizziness or weakness
- Any fall or injury
You should also contact your healthcare provider if:
- you are going to be away from home for a long period of time (vacation or long trip).
- you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
- you are sick and taking over-the counter medicine.