About the drug:
Warfarin is an anti coagulant drug (blood thinner) which prevents the formation of blood clots. Blood clots can lead to heart attack or stroke. This medication is used to prevent heart attacks and
strokes. Warfarin is sold throughout the world under various brand names like Warf (Cipla), Uniwarf (Unisearch) among several other brand names.
Uses of the drug:
Warfarin is used extensively in preventing blood clots in cases such as DVT or deep vein thrombosis and Pulmonary embolus or PE.
Working of the drug:
Warfarin works by preventing the synthesis of Blood clotting factors such as Vitamin K dependent factors such as II, VII, IX and X.
Uniwarf 2 mg tablet is manufactured by Unisearch, India. You can buy Warfarin 2 mg online at medicshoper.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
This drug is available in the tablet form in the following strength on our website:
- Uniwarf tablets 2 mg
Before you take this drug:
Do not take this drug if you:
- Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients present in this medicine
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have blood pressure or kidney problems
- Have hemoglobin M deficiency
- Have glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase deficiency
- Have heart problems
- Have bone marrow suppression
- Have kidney problems
How much to take the drug?
The normal dosage of Warfarin is pegged at a total of 750mg per day. It is taken as 2mg tablets thrice per day at 8 hours gap. Your dosage may change for reasons already mentioned above. Always follow what your doctor has prescribed. The dosage is determined by the doctor after examining you properly.
How to take the drug?
Take Warfarin medication (Drogenil, Uniwarf) strictly as prescribed by your doctor and no changes whatsoever must be made to it without his or her advice.
Warfarin is normally taken three times a day 8 hours apart. Follow your doctor’s advice carefully.
Take each dose with a glass of water. Take Warfarin exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain them to you.
Always store Warfarin medication in a cool and dry place, away from heat and moisture. Ensure that children and pets do not have access to Warfarin or any other medications.
Take Warfarin with or without food, or as directed by your doctor. HIV is usually treated with a combination of drugs. Always take the prescribed drugs as directed by your doctor. Store this medication in a cool and dry place.
For how long to take it?
This drug controls the reproduction of HIV but it does not cure it. Take the drugs as long as your doctor recommends you to take it.
If you overdose on Warfarin, you may experience these symptoms: slow breathing, dizziness, decreased activity, watery eyes, raised body hair, suppressed appetite, vomiting, or sedation. Get immediate medical attention in case of an overdose or call the Doctor immediately.
Do not miss a dose of Warfarin unnecessarily. But if you do miss a dose for some reasons, take it as soon as your remember it. However, forget about the missed dose if the time for the next dose is near. Do not take multiple doses close to each other to compensate for the missed dose as that will lead to extra medicine in your body at one time (overdose) which can be dangerous.
Side effects of the drug:
Contact your doctor immediately or seek urgent medical help if you experience these serious allergic reactions due to Warfarin: breathing difficulty, swelling on face, lips, tongue, or throat; or skin hives.
Warfarin can lead to extensive liver damage leading to hospitalization or death. Immediately seek medical attention if you experience these symptoms while taking Warfarin: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, unusual fatigue, appetite loss, symptoms of flu, yellow skin or eyes, itching, clay colored stools, or dark urine.
Some other less severe side effects of Warfarin which have been observed over time are diarrhea, skin rash, increased sensitivity to sunlight, lower libido, impotence, decreased sperm count, rectal bleeding or inflammation, bloody urine, or amber or greenish urine.
These lists of side effects are non exhaustive and there may be other side effects. Seek medical help if you witness any other severe side effects.
Common drug interactions:
Other drugs may interact with Warfarin, so before taking it, share your list of any present medications with your doctor. Some medications like a blood thinner such as Warfarin may interact with Warfarin to cause bleeding. Other drugs not listed above may also interact with Warfarin as this is not a complete guide. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Things to remember:
- Remember to follow any diet, medicine, or activity restriction which your doctor may have advised while taking Warfarin
- Store this medication in a cool and dry place
- Never start a new medication without consulting your doctor first