COUMADIN Rx

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COUMADIN

Thromboembolic disorders
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Warfarin sodium 1mg, 2mg, 2½mg, 3mg, 4mg, 5mg, 6mg, 7½mg, 10mg (dye-free); scored tabs.

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Indications for COUMADIN:

Venous thrombosis. Pulmonary embolism. Thromboembolic complications from atrial fibrillation and/or cardiac valve replacement. Reduce risk of death, recurrent MIs, and thromboembolic events (eg, stroke, systemic embolization) post-MI.

Adult:

Individualize. ≥18yrs: Initially 2–5mg daily. Usual maintenance: 2–10mg daily. Variations in CYP2C9 or VKORC1 enzymes, elderly, debilitated, Asians: use lower initial dose. Closely monitor INR; adjust dose based on response and clinical condition. Converting from heparin: see full labeling.

Children:

<18yrs: see full labeling.

Contraindications:

Hemorrhagic tendencies. Blood dyscrasias. Recent CNS, ophthalmic, or traumatic surgery. Bleeding tendencies associated with certain conditions. Threatened abortion, eclampsia, and preeclampsia. Unsupervised patients with potential high levels of non-compliance. Major regional or lumbar block anesthesia. Spinal puncture and other procedures with potential uncontrollable bleeding. Malignant hypertension. Pregnancy in women without mechanical heart valves.

Warnings/Precautions:

Risk of major or fatal bleeding. Monitor INR frequently. History of GI bleed. Hypertension. Cerebrovascular disease. Anemia. Malignancy. Trauma. Discontinue if tissue necrosis, systemic atheroemboli or cholesterol microemboli occurs. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with or without thrombosis syndrome; do not use as initial therapy. Hepatic or renal impairment. Infection. Disturbances of intestinal flora. Indwelling catheter. Protein C and S deficiency. Polycythemia vera. Vasculitis. Diabetes. Diarrhea. Poor nutritional status. Steatorrhea. Vitamin K deficiency or intake. Hereditary warfarin resistance. Eye surgery. Dental procedures. Elderly. Asian. Debilitated. Anticoagulation may persist 2–5 days after discontinuation. Write ℞ using fractions rather than decimals. Pregnancy in women with mechanical heart valves. Females of reproductive potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for at least 1 month after final dose. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

See full labeling. Potentiated by CYP2C9, 1A2 and/or 3A4 inhibitors. Antagonized by CYP2C9, 1A2 and/or 3A4 inducers. Caution with drugs that can increase risk of bleeding (eg, anticoagulants, antiplatelets, NSAIDs, SSRIs) or herbal products (eg, garlic, ginkgo biloba, co-enzyme Q10, St. John's wort, ginseng, echinacea, grapefruit juice, goldenseal). Closely monitor INR when starting or stopping any antibiotic or antifungal agent. Cholestatic hepatitis with concomitant ticlopidine.

Pharmacological Class:

Coumarin anticoagulant.

Adverse Reactions:

Tissue or organ hemorrhage, skin or tissue necrosis, systemic atheroemboli and cholesterol microemboli, hypersensitivity reactions, vasculitis, hepatic disorders, GI disorders, skin disorders, tracheal or tracheobronchial calcification, chills; purple toes syndrome.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Tabs 1mg, 2mg, 2½mg, 5mg, 6mg—100, 1000; 3mg, 4mg, 7½mg, 10mg—100

COUMADIN 5mg tablets (Qty:30)

appx. price $72.00