This medication thins the blood and prevents blockage of blood vessels. It acts on certain blood elements involved in the coagulation process. Typically, it is used for the prevention of blood clots or for deep vein thrombosis (blood clots). It may also be used to assist in the treatment of heart attacks. It requires several days to take effect.
Because this medication thins the blood, prolonged bleeding may occur if you injure yourself. Report any excessive or unusual bleeding to your doctor. Signs indicating that the dosage may be too high include:
This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. It must be used regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. Be sure to keep an adequate supply on hand.
This medication may be taken with or without food.
Aside from the risk of bleeding, this product has fe