Coumadin Side Effects, Before Taking, How to Take & More

Coumadin is a blood thinner and an anti-coagulant. It decreases the amount of blood clotting proteins and keeps the blood flowing smoothly. Coumadin is used in the prevention of blood clots and the treatment of blood clots formed in conditions such as:

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolus


By preventing the blood clots from forming, the risk of a heart attack is reduced. The conditions which increase the risk of blood clots include the following:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart valve replacement
  • Recent heart attack
  • Hip and knee replacement surgeries
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