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Phenindione - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Phenindione

Generic Name : Phenindione
Latest prescription information about Phenindione. 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 Phenindione

India- Dindevan Tab.
International- Dindevan, Fenindion, Phenindione.
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Why is Phenindione Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anticoagulant, prescribed for thromboembolic (blood clot) disorders such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. 

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When should Phenindione not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver or kidney diseases, infection of heart valves, actual or potential bleeding conditions, patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, hypersensitivity and pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Phenindione?

Adult: PO- Initial: 200 mg in 2 equal doses on day 1, then 100 mg on day 2. Maintenance: 50-150 mg/day.

How should Phenindione be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth.

What are the warnings and precautions for Phenindione?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of ulcer, high blood pressure, liver or kidney problems, elderly and children.

It may result in bruising, bleeding; avoid injuries and consult with your doctor.

Monitor blood-clotting time while taking this medication.

Follow the diet program as instructed by your physician.

What are the side effects of Phenindione?

  Commom: Bleeding, skin rash, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat, skin necrosis, bruising, liver inflammation, blood disorder, dark stools, blood and pink or orange coloration of urine.
  Potentially Fatal: Hypersensitivity reactions.

What are the other precautions for Phenindione?

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the storage conditions for Phenindione?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.




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