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Warfarin: Taking Your Medicine Safely

Warfarin is a medicine that helps prevent blood clots. Because it prevents clots, it also helps prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other problems caused by blood clots.

It's important to know how to take warfarin safely.

what.gif What is warfarin?
why.gif Why is safety an issue when you take warfarin?
how.gif How do you take warfarin safely?
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Other Works Consulted

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2010). Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely (AHRQ Publication No. 09-0086-C). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Available online: http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/btpills.htm.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology
Last RevisedApril 10, 2013

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Last Updated: April 10, 2013
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