Anticoagulation Patient Resources

Information for patients taking coumadin or warfarin for anticoagulation.

Important Information about Coumadin® (generic name - Warfarin)

  • You must have your blood checked regularly to prevent clots and bleeding.
  • Many medicines interact with Coumadin®/Warfarin, so always call your doctor when your medicines change.
  • Green vegetables can affect your Coumadin®/Warfarin, but don't stop eating them.  Just eat the same amount every week.
  • Anytime you see unusual bleeding or bruising, call the clinic or go to the ER.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible on the same day.  Do NOT take a double dose the next day to make up for the missed dose.


Tools and Handouts

Warfarin medication calendar - a 7-day calendar to record warfarin dose each day

Foods with Vitamin K - a list of low, medium and high vitamin K containing foods

Warfarin or Coumadin® Tablet Identification - color pictures to help identify tablet strength

Your Guide to Coumadin®/Warfarin Therapy - a booklet that reviews key issues with Coumadin®/Warfarin Therapy

Lovenox® Administration - provides instructions on how to inject Lovenox®

Helpful Patient Websites - Thrombophilia Awarness Project website for patients with thrombophilia (group of conditions which increase the tendency of the blood to clot) - the National Alliance for Thrombosis and Thrombophilia (NATT) is a patient led advocacy group dedicated to prevent, diagnose and treat thrombosis and thrombophilia through research, education, support and advocacy. ClotCare website provides information to patients and clinicians on therapies used to prevent and/or treat unwanted blood clots