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 reguarly 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

http://www.fvleiden.org/ - Thrombophilia Awarness Project website for patients with thrombophilia (group of conditions which increase the tendency of the blood to clot)

http://www.stoptheclot.org/ - 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.

http://www.clotcare.com- ClotCare website provides information to patients and clinicians on therapies used to prevent and/or treat unwanted blood clots