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Generic Drug: Warfarin

anticoagulants

Warfarin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Warfarin reduces the formation of blood clots. Warfarin is used to treat or prevent blood clots in veins or arteries, which can reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other serious conditions.

Indications( What is this drug used for?)

1. Atrial Fibrillation with embolisation
2. Pulmonary Embolism
3. Venous Thrombosis

Precaution( Conditions where caution needs to be observed)

1. Hepatic Impairment
2. Renal Impairment
3. Periodic testing of PT (Prothrombin Time)
4. Recent Surgery
5. Avoid NSAIDs usage
6. Congestive heart failure

Side Effect( Are symptoms that may occur on taking the drug)

1. Diarrhea
2. Hypersensitivity
3. Liver Dysfunction
4. Pancreatitis
5. Vomiting

ContraIndications( Conditions in which drug used is generally not recommended)

1. Bacterial Endocarditis
2. Hypersensitivity
3. Lumbar Block anesthesia
4. Lumbar Puncture
5. Peptic Ulcer
6. Severe Hypertension

Interaction (Drugs may interact with each other. Their requiring increase/decrease or change of drug for taking in combination)

Interact TypeSeverity
Increases anticoagulants effect Androstanolone
Increases anticoagulants effect Cimetidine
Increases anticoagulants effect Ciprofloxacin
Increases anticoagulants effect Cisapride
Increases anticoagulants effect Ethylestrenol
Decreases anticoagulant effect Griseofulvin
Decreases anticoagulant effect Menadione
Increases anticoagulants effect Metandienone
Increases anticoagulants effect Metenolone
Increases anticoagulants effect Nandrolone
Increases anticoagulants effect Norethandrolone
Increases anticoagulants effect Norfloxacin
Increases anticoagulants effect Omeprazole
Increases anticoagulants effect Oxabolone Cipionate
Increases anticoagulants effect Oxandrolone
Increases anticoagulants effect Oxymetholone
Decreases anticoagulant effect Phenobarbital
Decreases anticoagulant effect Phytomenadione
Increases anticoagulants effect Prasterone
Increases anticoagulants effect Quinbolone
Decreases anticoagulant effect Rifampicin
Increases anticoagulants effect Simvastatin
Increases anticoagulants effect Stanozolol
Decreases anticoagulant effect Sucralfate
Increases anticoagulants effect Tamoxifen

Usage ( A drug snapshot giving Strength, Admin, Dosage Form and Gender/Age)

IndicationStrengthAdminFormGender/Age
Atrial Fibrillation with embolisation 10 mg/day Initially 2-5 mg/day. Increase upto 10 mg/day according to patient requirement. Tablets Both / All
Pulmonary Embolism 10 mg/day Initially 2-5 mg/day. Increase upto 10 mg/day according to patient requirement. Tablets Both / All
Venous Thrombosis 10 mg/day Initially 2-5 mg/day. Increase upto 10 mg/day according to patient requirement. Tablets Both / All

Pregnancy Category( Guidance for taking drugs during pregnancy)

CategoryDescription
Category X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience; and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits
Brand Name Pack Size Price/Unit() Total Price() Manufacturer Buy
Tablets Tab, WARF

Comp: Warfarin 1 mg

10 2.30 23.00/Strip CIPLA
Tablets Tab, WARF

Comp: Warfarin 10 mg

10 3.68 36.85/Strip CIPLA
Tablets Tab, WARF

Comp: Warfarin 2 mg

10 2.75 27.50/Strip CIPLA
Tablets Tab, WARF

Comp: Warfarin 3 mg

10 3.20 32.00/Strip CIPLA
Tablets Tab, WARF

Comp: Warfarin 5 mg

10 3.05 30.50/Strip CIPLA
Tablets Tab, SOFARIN

Comp: Warfarin 2 mg

10 2.00 20.00/Strip SAMARTH
Tablets Tab, SOFARIN

Comp: Warfarin 5 mg

10 3.00 30.00/Strip SAMARTH
Tablets Tab, UNIWARFARIN

Comp: Warfarin 1 mg

10 1.06 10.64/Strip UNISEARCH