For questions about our Coumadin Clinic, contact the Disease Management office at 218-362-6845.
■ Persistent bleeding from a cut (longer than 10 minutes)
■ Increased or unusual menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
■ Persistent nosebleeds
■ Coughing up blood
■ Red or dark urine
■ Unusually severe or persistent headache
■ Unusual weakness or fatigue
■ Any fall or injury
■ If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
■ Take your warfarin (Coumadin) or other medication in the evening at about the same time every day.
■ Have laboratory work drawn when scheduled. If you are unable to make it on the day scheduled, please notify the Anticoagulation Clinic.
■ If anyone changes your daily medications, including the addition of antibiotic or over-the-counter medication, please notify the Anticoagulation Clinic.
■ If you need surgery or dental work done, please notify the Anticoagulation Clinic.
■ If you plan to travel for an extended period of time, please notify us.
Remember to keep your Anticoagulation Clinic visits. If your blood tests show your blood isn't clotting at the appropriate rate, your medication dosage may need to be adjusted.
Make sure that you let your other health care providers know you are taking warfarin (Coumadin).
Wear a Medic Alert tag or card, identifying yourself as warfarin user.
Check with your doctor before beginning any strenuous programs. Avoid risky activities-for example, rough-housing with children or pets.
If you are female considering becoming pregnant, think about delaying your pregnancy. Warfarin (Coumadin) can adversely affect fetal development. Discuss this with your physician.
Keep your medications away from children.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible the same day.
If you skip an entire day, do not take a double dose. Tell the nurse at the Anticoagulation Clinic at your next visit
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