What is Nicoumalone used for?
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 Nicoumalone?
The dosage of Nicoumalone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Nicoumalone by mouth.
What if you miss a dose of Nicoumalone?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Nicoumalone 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 Nicoumalone?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Nicoumalone, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Nicoumalone?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Nicoumalone.
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 Nicoumalone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Nicoumalone 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 Nicoumalone?
Like other medicines, Nicoumalone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Nicoumalone 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 Nicoumalone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Nicoumalone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Nicoumalone 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 Nicoumalone.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Nicoumalone?
Is it possible for me to take Nicoumalone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Nicoumalone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Nicoumalone?
How will Nicoumalone work in my body?
How should Nicoumalone be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Nicoumalone 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 Nicoumalone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.