Information about Acenocoumarol

    Acenocoumarol uses

    Acenocoumarol is used in the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
    It is also used after artificial heart valve implantation.

    How acenocoumarol works

    Acenocoumarol is an 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.

    Common side effects of acenocoumarol


    Available Medicine for Acenocoumarol

    • ₹28 to ₹53
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹31 to ₹64
      Suvik Hitek Pvt Ltd
      4 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Acenocoumarol

    • Acenocoumarol should be taken at the same time of the day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
    • Common side effects are bleeding. Inform your doctor if get blood in the urine, black stools, bruising easily, nosebleeds, bleeding from your gums, bleeding from cuts that take a long time to stop, and heavier than normal menstrual bleeding.
    • Requires regular blood test, such as an INR, to make sure Acenocoumarol is working correctly.
    • If you cut yourself, apply firm pressure to the site for at least five minutes using a clean, dry dressing. Immediately inform your doctor or contact a hospital emergency if you are unable to stop bleeding.
    • Foods rich in vitamin K may affect your INR result. Such foods include green leafy vegetables, liver, egg yolks, cereals containing wheat bran and oats, avocado, olive oil and broccoli.
    • Acenocoumarol should not be used in the first and third trimester of pregnancy. You may breast feed while taking Acenocoumarol.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Acenocoumarol


    Q. What is Acenocoumarol?
    Acenocoumarol is an anticoagulant drug or blood thinning drug
    Q. What is it used for?
    It is used to prevent and treat blood clots in blood vessels (e.g. Atrial fibrillation(disorder in rhythm and speed of heart), after heart attack, artificial heart-valves, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
    Q. Acenocoumarolis Sintrom?
    Yes. Sintrom is a trade name for active drug acenocoumaro
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    Q. What is Acenocoumarol Sandoz?
    Acenocoumarol Sandoz is a trade name for active drug Acenocoumarol available in some countries
    Q. How does Acenocoumarol work?
    Acenocoumarol is used to prevent and treat blood clots in blood vessels (e.g.Atrial fibrillation (disorder in rhythm and speed of heart), after heart attack, artificial heart valves, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism).It stops formation of blood clots by blocking the effect of vitamin K, which is essential in the biological process of clot formation.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)