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Coumadin â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

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According to the FDA's data on Coumadin®*, side-effects are not common, but they can occur. Coumadin® may turn your urine red-orange; this effect is harmless. If you think your urine contains blood, call your doctor immediately.

Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· headache
· upset stomach
· diarrhea
· fever
· skin rash

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· unusual bleeding or bruising
· black or bloody stools
· blood in the urine
· tiredness
· unexplained fever
· chills
· sore throat
· stomach pain

*Coumadin® is marketed by Dupont as anti-coagulant. The active ingredient is warfarin.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD