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Acitrom 3 Tablet

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Introduction

Acitrom 3 Tablet is an oral anticoagulant which helps to prevent formation of harmful blood clots in the legs, lungs, brain and heart. It is used for deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke prevention.

Acitrom 3 Tablet should be taken as advised by the doctor. You may take it with or without food but it is better to take it at a fixed time. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting the doctor. You should take this medicine regularly to get the most benefit, even if you feel fine. It is preventing future harm.

Use of this medicine may increase your risk of bleeding. Let your doctor know immediately if you see pinpoint rash or blood in your vomits, urine, or stool. If you are going under any surgery or dental treatment then you may need to stop this medicine for some time but only after consulting with your doctor.

Before taking it, you must inform the doctor if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and about all the other medications that you are taking regularly.

Uses of Acitrom Tablet

  • Treatment and prevention of Blood clots

Benefits of Acitrom Tablet

In Treatment and prevention of Blood clots

Acitrom 3 Tablet is a type of medicine known as an anticoagulant. Although it does not “dissolve” blood clots, it can prevent them from getting bigger so your body can dissolve them over time. It will also prevent new ones from forming. It works by blocking a substance in the body which is involved in blood clotting. This keeps your blood flowing freely around your body and makes it less likely that a clot will form inside a blood vessel. This can help prevent or reduce damage caused by stroke, clots in your lungs (pulmonary embolism) or other blood vessels (thrombosis). It can also make it less likely that parts of a clot will break off and travel to other parts of the body. You should take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes to help this medicine be effective.

Side effects of Acitrom Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Acitrom

  • Bleeding

How to use Acitrom Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acitrom 3 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Acitrom Tablet works

Acitrom 3 Tablet is an oral anticoagulant. It acts by preventing the formation of harmful blood clots. Although it does not dissolve the existing blood clots, it inhibits them from growing larger and causing serious problems.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Acitrom 3 Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Acitrom 3 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acitrom 3 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Acitrom 3 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acitrom 3 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acitrom 3 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acitrom 3 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Acitrom 3 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acitrom 3 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acitrom 3 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Acitrom Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Acitrom 3 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Avoid making sudden major changes to your diet during treatment with this medicine.
  • Acitrom 3 Tablet increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, using sharp objects or engaging in contact sports (e.g. football, wrestling).
  • Notify your doctor if you see blood in your vomit, urine or stool (black, tarry stools or bright red blood).
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Acitrom 3 Tablet as this may increase its side effects.
  • If you are going to have a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Acitrom 3 Tablet temporarily.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
4-hydroxycoumarin Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acitrom with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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LVT and Blood clot in left leg and swelling in left leg
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Warfarin or acitrom better . Discuss with your cardiologist
Im PATIENT 32 male . i had CVT problems from 2005 onwards. I took acitrom for the past 11 years. After doctor took a blood test Genetic test ) told to stop actirom. within 14 days of stopping acitrom i got heart attack. angiogram done for me and find that , there is a clot in heart and its cleared by aggriblock medicine. Cholestrol are in normal level for me. Also a new problems find that, diabetes for me. one year before i took glucose test, all are in normal level. I want to know that, what are the foods i have to eat and which one i have to avoid? what are the things i have to follow for my future. Because i got married 2 years before ( nearly ) i have 10 kid now. So, i need your valuable suggestion. Kindly help me. Regards, PATIENT i have 10 months kid now. So, i need your valuable suggestion.
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Restrict carbs .r u on acitrom now
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FAQs

Q. How long do I need to take Acitrom 3 Tablet?

You should continue taking Acitrom 3 Tablet for as long as recommended by your doctor. Depending upon the condition you are being treated for, you may have to take it for several months or years or maybe for the rest of your life.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Acitrom 3 Tablet?

You should avoid alcohol while taking Acitrom 3 Tablet as alcohol may interfere with working of Acitrom 3 Tablet. In addition to that, avoid cranberry juice or other cranberry products as there may be a risk of enhanced blood thinning. Avoid breastfeeding or getting pregnant as it may harm your child.

Q. Do I need to stop Acitrom 3 Tablet if I have to undergo a surgery?

Depending on the type of surgery that is to be performed, your doctor will tell you whether to continue or stop Acitrom 3 Tablet. It will be decided by your doctor after weighing the risks and benefits of discontinuing Acitrom 3 Tablet.

Q. Is Acitrom 3 Tablet same as warfarin?

Both Acitrom 3 Tablet and warfarin are blood thinners, but they have some differences. Warfarin has a more stable blood thinning effect.

Q. How long does it take for Acitrom 3 Tablet to start working?

It takes a little longer for Acitrom 3 Tablet to start working. On an average, it may take 3-4 days for Acitrom 3 Tablet to show its blood-thinning effect. For these 3-4 days, heparin may be used and then discontinued.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose?

If you forget to take a dose of Acitrom 3 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for your next dose then skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose and continue your normal schedule. Keep a diary or set a reminder, so that you do not forget it often.

Q. What monitoring is required while taking Acitrom 3 Tablet?

The bleeding times should be carefully monitored from 2nd or 3rd dose of Acitrom 3 Tablet and till the clotting status is stabilized. Thereafter, the bleeding time can be monitored monthly. This frequency may be more in elderly.
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