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    Information about Phenindione

    Phenindione uses

    Phenindione is used for deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke prevention. It prevents the formation of blood clots in the legs, lungs, brain or heart.

    How phenindione works

    Phenindione 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.

    Common side effects of phenindione

    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    10 Jun 2019 | 12:06 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Phenindione

    • Avoid making sudden major changes to your diet during treatment with this medicine.
    • Do not consume alcohol while taking Phenindione 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 Phenindione temporarily.
    • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.

    Frequently asked questions for Phenindione


    Q. Can the use of Phenindione increase the risk of bleeding?

    Yes, Phenindione increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

    Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Phenindione?

    Phenindione can interact with several medicines. Do not take any medicine without talking to your doctor.

    Q. When will I feel better after taking Phenindione?

    Phenindione reduces your risk of developing blood clots in the blood vessels of your leg, lungs, heart and brain. You may not feel any difference after taking Phenindione. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.

    Content on this page was last updated on 10 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)