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    Phenindione

    Information about Phenindione

    Phenindione uses

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

    How phenindione works

    Phenindione 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 phenindione

    Bleeding

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    Expert advice for Phenindione

    • Good medication for preventing blood clots.
    • For best results, take Phenindione at the same time every day.
    • Requires regular blood test (PT-INR), to make sure Phenindione is working properly.
    • Phenindione 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 Phenindione temporarily.
    • Phenindione 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)