Warfarin

Warfarin is an anticoagulant drug that is used in the prevention and treatment of blood clot formation. It is taken orally and is a prescription drug. Warfarin is employed to decrease the chances of heart attack or stroke, which may result in death. In addition, it is also used in atrial fibrillation, heart valve replacement, pulmonary embolism, or deep vein thrombosis to prevent and treat blood clots. Abnormal or excessive bleeding is the most common adverse effect of taking Warfarin.

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I am on Warfarin. Can a sudden blow result in a stroke?

Query: Hello¬†doctor, I am on warfarin for life. Yesterday, while I was working in my house, I knocked the upper back part of my head on the marble roof of the window pane. It was neither a hard blow nor a soft one. It was medium. I did not feel any pain. I did not have any blackout but was stunned for two...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to know the indication for which you were prescribed Warfarin. Secondly, 3.73 is a higher INR (international normalized ratio) than normally desired which usually is between 2 to 2.5 or 2.5 to 3 according to indications, in most of the cases. Now,...  Read Full »

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