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    Nicoumalone

    Information about Nicoumalone

    Nicoumalone uses

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

    How nicoumalone works

    Nicoumalone 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 nicoumalone

    Bleeding

    Available Medicine for Nicoumalone

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      Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
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      Zydus Cadila
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    Expert advice for Nicoumalone

    • Good medication for preventing blood clots.
    • For best results, take Nicoumalone at the same time every day.
    • Requires regular blood test (PT-INR), to make sure Nicoumalone is working properly.
    • Nicoumalone 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 Nicoumalone temporarily.
    • Nicoumalone should not be used in the pregnancy. You may breastfeed.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.


    Content on this page was last updated on 27 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)