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Altrom 2mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Altrom 2mg Tablet is an oral anticoagulant which helps prevent the formation of harmful blood clots in the legs, lungs, brain and heart.

To get the maximum benefit of Altrom 2mg Tablet, take it at the same time every day. It is required to get regular blood tests (PT/INR) done to make sure this medicine is working properly. This medicine can increase the risk of bleeding, so be careful while shaving, cutting nails, using sharp objects, or engaging in contact sports (e.g., football, wrestling). Let your doctor know if you see blood in your vomits, urine, or stool (black or tarry).

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side effects of Altrom Tablet

Common
  • Bleeding

How to use Altrom 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. Altrom 2mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Altrom Tablet works

Altrom 2mg 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 Altrom 2mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Altrom 2mg 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
Altrom 2mg 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
Altrom 2mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Altrom 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Altrom 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Altrom 2mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Altrom 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Altrom 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Altrom 2mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Altrom Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Altrom 2mg 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.
  • Altrom 2mg 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 Altrom 2mg 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 Altrom 2mg Tablet temporarily.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Altrom 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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Suffering from pulmonary embolism (recurrent venous thrombosis)since 2014.Admitted in Asian hospital Faridabad for treatment in 2014(case summery is attached)now from one week suffering from breathlessness, congestion and cough and fainted on two occasions.l want to know the full treatment and wheather this would be treated by cardiologist or pulmonologist
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
See a cardiologist. .can see me at medanta call 9XXXXXX
Hi Doctor good day I was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism in the year 2005 I was on warfarin for 6 months, till date I am on blood thinners anticoagulant tablets how long I can continue. If you stop taking anticoagulant tablets is there chance of getting a repeat episode. Do advice asap.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
Yes . Risk depend on your history which your doctor must have calculated . Usually if no cause is known treatment is given lifelong
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FAQs

Q. How long do I need to take Altrom?

You should continue taking Altrom 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 Altrom?

You should avoid alcohol while taking Altrom as alcohol may interfere with working of Altrom. 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 Altrom 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 Altrom. It will be decided by your doctor after weighing the risks and benefits of discontinuing Altrom.

Q. Is Altrom same as warfarin?

Both Altrom 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 Altrom to start working?

It takes a little longer for Altrom to start working. On an average, it may take 3-4 days for Altrom 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 Altrom, 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 Altrom?

The bleeding times should be carefully monitored from 2nd or 3rd dose of Altrom 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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