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Acenocoumarol - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Acenocoumarol

Generic Name : Acenocoumarol
Latest prescription information about Acenocoumarol. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y44.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anticoagulants / Antithrombotics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Acenocoumarol

India : 

International : 

Acebron, Acenotromb, Acenox, Acitrom, Antitrom, Azecar, Cumarol, Coarol, Fortanol, Mini-Sintrom, Neo-Sintrom, Nistrom, Pabi-Acenocoumarol, Sinkum, Sinthrome, sintrom mitis, syncumar, Trombostop
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Why is Acenocoumarol Prescribed? (Indications)

Acenocoumarol is a blood thinner agent prescribed to treat or prevent the formation of blood clots or thrombus in the blood vessels helps by dissolving the blood clots and reducing the complication of thromboembolic disorders.  It inhibits vitamin K reductase, resulting in depletion of the reduced form of vitamin K

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When should Acenocoumarol not be taken? (Contraindications)

This medication is not advisable in patients with active bleeding or risk of serious bleeding, severe high blood pressure and pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Acenocoumarol?

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.

How should Acenocoumarol be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Acenocoumarol?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Acenocoumarol?

  Central Nervous System: Headaches, dizziness, or weakness.
  Skin: Hair loss, rash, hives and itching.
  Gastrointestinal: Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pink or brown urine and diarrhea.
  Respiratory: Sudden shortness of breath.
  Liver : Liver damage.
  Potentially Fatal: Severe bleeding.
  Others: Feeling sick, unusual pain or swelling.
  Potentially Fatal: Severe bleeding.

What are the other precautions for Acenocoumarol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Acenocoumarol?

Oral: Store it at room temperature (20-25C) and in an airtight container.

Last Updated : Jul 2018
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pradeep12123, India

sir, I had a MVR surgery at 10 years back , from that day onwards i am taking acitrom but now my legs having white and copper color patches because of acitrom i am facing this issue.

yugander, India

Sir
While taking Acitrom tab, what are the food controls ( not to eat). kindly let me know.

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