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 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


    Available Medicine for Phenindione

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    Expert advice for Phenindione

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

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