Prevents Red Blood Cell clots through inhibiting clotting factors in the blood. Coumadin is prescribed if your heart function is severely depressed or if you have an irregular heart rhythm to help prevent stroke.
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Side effects include hemorrhage, bruising, cold intolerance. Many medications and foods interfere with Coumadin levels. Please ask the doctor or nurse to provide instructions regarding these interactions. Routine blood work is required while taking Coumadin to prevent life threatening bleeding.