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    Nicoumalone

    Information about Nicoumalone

    Nicoumalone uses

    Nicoumalone is used in the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus.
    It is also used after artificial heart valve implantaion.

    How nicoumalone works

    Nicoumalone 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 nicoumalone

    Bleeding

    Available Medicine for Nicoumalone

    • ₹43 to ₹387
      Abbott India Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹54 to ₹107
      Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
      4 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Nicoumalone

    • Nicoumalone 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 Nicoumalone 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.
    • Nicoumalone should not be used in the first and third trimester of pregnancy. You may breast feed while taking Nicoumalone.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.


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