Important Instructions on Warfarin

Dosing Information

The recommended dose of warfarin will vary, depending on how you respond to the medication (this is monitored using regular blood tests). As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do
 
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Drug Interactions

Warfarin may interact with many other medications (see Warfarin Interactions).
 

Food Interactions

People who take warfarin must follow certain dietary restrictions, as some foods interact with this medication (see Coumadin Diet for more information).
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Warfarin?

An overdose of warfarin could potentially cause life-threatening problems as the result of dangerous internal bleeding. If you happen to take too much of this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
 
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How Should the Medication Be Stored?

Warfarin should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your warfarin as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as possible on the same day. However, do not take two doses on the same day or take a double dose. Be sure to keep track of any missed doses (perhaps on a calendar), as your healthcare provider will use this information when monitoring your response to the medication.
 
If you miss one or more doses, be sure to contact your healthcare provider for further instructions.
 
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