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You may find it helpful to use the following items to lower the risk of bleeding:

  • An electric razor
  • A soft-bristled toothbrush and waxed floss
  • Protective clothing, such as gloves and shoes
  • Nonslip mats in the tub and shower

What to do if you miss a dose of anticoagulant

Call your doctor if you are not sure what to do if you missed a dose of anticoagulant.

Your doctor can tell you exactly what to do so you don't take too much or too little anticoagulant. Then you will be as safe as possible.

But here are some general rules for what to do if you miss a dose.

  • If you remember it in the same day, take the missed dose. Then go back to your regular schedule.
  • If it is the next day, or almost time to take the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one. At your next regularly scheduled time, take your normal anticoagulant dose.
  • If you miss your dose for 2 or more days, call your doctor.

Do not double the dose in any one day to make up for a missed dose.

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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: January 08, 2009
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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