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Artiflo 1 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Artiflo Tablet

Artiflo 1 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 Artiflo 1 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).

Artiflo Tablet side effects

Common
  • Bleeding

How to use Artiflo 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. Artiflo 1 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Artiflo Tablet works

Artiflo 1 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.

Artiflo Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Artiflo 1 Tablet
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Artiflo 1 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Artiflo 1 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
Artiflo 1 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Artiflo 1 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Artiflo 1 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Artiflo 1 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Artiflo 1 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Artiflo 1 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Artiflo 1 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Artiflo Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Artiflo 1 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Avoid making sudden major changes to your diet during treatment with this medicine.
  • Artiflo 1 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 Artiflo 1 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 Artiflo 1 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 Artiflo 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

Questions Related to Artiflo

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Get checked for pulmonary embolism or pneumothorax
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
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Heart Specialist
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FAQs

Q. How long do I need to take Artiflo?

You should continue taking Artiflo 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 Artiflo?

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

Q. Is Artiflo same as warfarin?

Both Artiflo 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 Artiflo to start working?

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

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