How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Adult: PO- 4-12 mg on the 1st day and 4-8 mg on the 2nd day. Maintenance: 1-8 mg/day as a single dose.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
This medication is not advisable in patients with active bleeding or risk of serious bleeding, severe high blood pressure and pregnancy.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an anticoagulant, prescribed for thromboembolic disorders. It inhibits vitamin K reductase, resulting in depletion of the reduced form of vitamin K
Category X :
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bleeding disorders, peptic ulcer, severe wounds, allergies, stroke, stomach infections, liver or kidney impairment, elderly, children and breastfeeding.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Oral: Store it at room temperature (20-25°C) and in an airtight container.