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    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 oral anticoagulant. It acts by preventing the formation of 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


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    Expert advice for Acenocoumarol

    • Good medication for preventing blood clots.
    • For best results, take Acenocoumarol at the same time every day.
    • Requires regular blood test (PT-INR), to make sure Acenocoumarol is working properly.
    • Acenocoumarol 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).
    • Interacts with food or other medicines; hence require frequent dose changes.
    • If you are going to have a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Acenocoumarol temporarily.
    • Acenocoumarol should not be used in the pregnancy. You may breastfeed.
    • 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 27 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)