Composition -Acenocoumarol 3mg
What is Acenocoumarol for
Acenocoumarol is used to prevent and treat blood clots in blood vessels; eg. Atrial fibrillation(disorder in rhythm and speed of heart where there is an increased the chances of clots formation in the body, causing strokes), after heart attack,artificial heart valves, deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung).
How does Acenocoumarol work
Acenocoumarol belongs coumarin anticoagulants (blood thinning agents) group of medication. It stops formation of blood clots by blocking the effect of vitamin K, which is essential in the biological process of clot formation.
Common side effects of Acenocoumarol
Itchy skin rash, severe headache, dizziness, blurred vision, Common: unusual bleeding such as bleeding from the gums, raised, heavy bleeding from cuts or wounds; internal bleeding, itching of skin, blood in the urine or stools, vomiting; hair loss, backache.Rare: severe allergic reactions including pale red, coughing or vomiting blood, heavy menstrual periods, urge to vomit, joint pain or stiffness, fever; loss of appetite, unexplained bruising, nosebleeding,the signs of which include- stomach or abdominal pain,inflammation of skin.