Warfarin is an anticoagulant, sometimes called a "blood thinner”
prevents clot formation and existing clots from getting bigger
Warfarin does not dissolve clots that have already formed as your body’s natural processes will dissolve the clots
We currently keep three strengths of warfarin as described below:
Do not change brands as they may have slightly different effectiveness
Why are you taking Warfarin?
You are prescribed warfarin by your doctor for:
□ Existing clots in the lungs, veins, arteries or heart
□ Irregular heart rhythm
□ Heart valve replacements
□ Others: _____________
What happens when you start Warfarin
What else do you need to know about warfarin?
Do you need to make any lifestyle changes?