- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Acitrom* used for?
Generic for Acitrom* (Nicoumalone) is an oral anticoagulant used for the prevention and treatment of harmful blood clots. This medication is a blood thinner that helps smooth flow of blood in your body, which reduces the risk of a stroke or heart attack. It lowers the risk of blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm), and in those who have received heart valve replacement or who have had a recent heart attack. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Acitrom*?
The dosage of Generic for Acitrom* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Acitrom* by mouth.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Acitrom*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Acitrom* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Acitrom*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Acitrom*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Acitrom*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Acitrom*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Acitrom*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Acitrom* can interact with other anticoagulants, corticosteroids, and SSRI antidepressants.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Acitrom*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Acitrom* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Acitrom* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Acitrom* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Acitrom* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Acitrom* can cause side effects such as loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Acitrom*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Acitrom*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Acitrom* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Acitrom*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Acitrom*?
How will Generic for Acitrom* work in my body?
How should Generic for Acitrom* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Acitrom* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Acitrom* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.