Discussing Warfarin With Your Healthcare Provider

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • A bleeding disorder
  • Intestinal or stomach ulcers or bleeding
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • An aneurysm
  • Inflammation of the sac the surrounds the heart (the pericardium)
  • A bacterial infection of the endocardium (the inner layer of the heart)
  • A condition (such as a mental illness) that limits the ability to follow instructions carefully
  • Had a negative reaction to heparin
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
  • High blood pressure
  • A clotting disorder known as protein C deficiency
  • Polycythemia vera (a condition involving excess red blood cells)
  • Vasculitis (a blood vessel disorder)
  • Diabetes
  • An indwelling bladder catheter
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Warfarin to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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