Navigation Links
AHRQ Announces Guide to Help Patients on Coumadin(R)/Warfarin Therapy
Date:5/22/2008

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today released a new consumer publication, Your Guide to Coumadin(R)/Warfarin Therapy. This 20-page, easy-to-read patient brochure explains what patients should expect and watch out for while undergoing Coumadin(R)/warfarin therapy.

In 2005, more than 3.8 million Americans were taking Coumadin(R)/warfarin at an estimated cost of nearly $963 million, according to the latest data from AHRQ. Warfarin is a blood thinner that is used to help prevent blood clots that can cause a stroke, heart attack or other serious conditions. Clinicians sometimes prescribe it for other uses as well, and the booklet is intended to help patients who have been prescribed the drug to use it as safely as possible. Warfarin is the second most common drug -- after insulin -- implicated in emergency room visits for adverse drug events, according to HHS' Food and Drug Administration.

"Warfarin is an effective drug, but it must be used with special care to avoid dangerous bleeding," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "Individuals respond differently to warfarin, so the dosage must be personalized to each patient, and it is necessary for patients and clinicians alike to be aware of the factors that make for safe use of the drug."

A simple blood test can quickly tell whether a patient is taking too much or too little warfarin. This brochure educates patients about their medication therapy and potentially dangerous side effects, explains how to communicate effectively with their health care providers and provides tips for lifestyle modifications. It also provides information on remembering when to take the medicine, learning how to stay safe while taking the medicine, maintaining a consistent diet and alerting health care providers to concurrent drugs and/or supplements patients are taking to avoid any potential adver
'/>"/>

SOURCE Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. JDRF announces 2008 Spring Research Review Award
2. SPO Medical Announces Entry into the Global Baby Monitor Consumer Market
3. GlaxoSmithKline Announces $500,000 in Fellowships at Stanford Graduate School of Business
4. STOP Obesity Alliance Announces New Research Indicating That Employers Want to Address Obesity in the Workplace, Need More Guidance
5. China Biologic Products Announces Approval for the Relocation of Fang Cheng Plasma Collection Station and for the Procurement of Excess Clinical Plasma
6. Worcester Polytechnic Institute announces 2008 Chairmans Exemplary Faculty Prize winners
7. Lilly Announces Changes in Key Leadership Roles
8. China Holdings Announces Development on TaiHu and Ongniute Biomass Power Plants/Projects
9. Perrigo Company Announces Collaborative Agreement for Generic Topical Products With Pentech
10. Crdentia Announces 2008 First Quarter Results
11. AVANT Immunotherapeutics Announces Hart-Scott Rodino Clearance to License Cancer Vaccine to Pfizer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Recently, Weddingshe.com has added many trendy Champagne ... highest annual revenues in the past three years. Today, the ... dresses. , According to the sales manager of the company, ... them in 2015. This point can be reflected on the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Four years since the release of ... coincided with the marriage of Avasa & Matthew Love – the ... is scheduled for release through White Swan Records on February 24, ... is a sacred path available to all of us to walk ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Mass. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 EBSCO ... (AMA) are expanding their relationship in an effort to ... around the world. While EBSCO has long made AMA journals ... a sales agent for The JAMA Network. , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 JJsHouse.com is a ... dresses. Today, the business announces its latest collection of ... , “The most important issue is the wedding dress on ... thing in a woman’s life. Every bride wants to find ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Lower-Auto-Insurance.com has released a new blog post explaining the ... reducing the costs of an auto insurance policy . ... get lower prices for their vehicle insurance policies. The safety a ... policy costs. Because of this, drivers should always carry a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Driving Safe And Other Factors That Make Auto Insurance Affordable! 2
... report released on Wednesday by the Australian National Audit ... knowingly allowed more than 100,000 people with tuberculosis ... on whether they sought medical treatment, The Australian reports. ... a history of the disease sometimes are permitted to ...
... vaccine Gardasil is effective in preventing vaginal and vulvar tumors, ... in the journal Lancet, Dow Jones reports. ,Gardasil ... in preventing infection with strains 16 and 18, which together ... effective in preventing HPV strains 6 and 11, which together ...
... agreed on a $5-billion initiative with major banks to retrofit ... first such enterprise to combat climate change. ,Former ... week with a summit in New York attended by mayors ... discuss climate change. ,Clinton's initiative launched on Wednesday ...
... that children with both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) ... in the general population. ,However, researchers are cautioning ... they feel that they may only be trying to let ... pent up energy that needs to be properly channeled, or ...
... biosensor, which detects the presence of very small amounts ... herbicides in agriculture and which also has very long ... in food. ,The biosensor is faster, more ... are used to detect contaminants, while having a very ...
... underweight babies, says a Dutch study . ... have a significantly increased risk of developing respiratory symptoms ... age of five. ,However, the risk is ... smoke, reported health portal Health Central. ,The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:World Cities Join Hands to Combat Climate Change 2Health News:Kids With Both Autism and ADHD Four Times More Likely to Bully 2Health News:New Electro-chemical Biosensor to Check Food Contamination 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015  Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a clinical ... today a new textbook,  Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, ... leading global scientific publisher. The textbook is ... use in early phase clinical studies of new drugs ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3h534b/infectious ) has ... Market by Product, Application, Technology, End User - Global ... The infectious disease diagnostics market is expected ... million by 2019 from $12,422.8 million in 2014. Increase ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... Diagnostics Market by Allergen Source, Product & by End User ... The global allergy diagnostics market is valued ... at a CAGR of 12.67%, to reach $2,230.72 million by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Textbook "Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development" Provides Critical Review Of Current And Emerging Clinical Investigation Methods 2New Textbook "Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development" Provides Critical Review Of Current And Emerging Clinical Investigation Methods 3Global Infectious Disease Diagnostics (Instruments, Reagents, Services, Software) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Infectious Disease Diagnostics (Instruments, Reagents, Services, Software) Market - Forecast to 2019 3Global Allergy Diagnostics (Immunoassay Analyzer, Luminometer, Assay Kit, Consumables) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Allergy Diagnostics (Immunoassay Analyzer, Luminometer, Assay Kit, Consumables) Market - Forecast to 2019 3
... 2011 The City of Sacramento Police Department (Calif.) ... EmFinder,s EmSeeQ® wearable locator system that uses cellular technology ... due to cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer,s, dementia or ... list of progressive public safety organizations across the state ...
... April 27, 2011 Advanced Life Sciences ... engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs ... announced that as of today the Company,s ticker symbol has ... the ticker symbol had a "D" temporarily appended to it ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sacramento Police Upgrades Search and Rescue Technology with EmSeeQ® Wearable Locator System to Improve Safety for At-Risk Adults and Children 2Sacramento Police Upgrades Search and Rescue Technology with EmSeeQ® Wearable Locator System to Improve Safety for At-Risk Adults and Children 3Advanced Life Sciences Ticker Symbol Reverts Back to 'ADLS.OB' 2
... offer a safe alternative to using positive ... applications such as PCR(a), pipetting radioactive materials ... are excellent for tissue culture, gel loading, ... prevent aerosol contaminants and liquids from reaching ...
Hydrophobic PE filter without self-sealing additives, permits sample recovery after accidental over-pipetting. All filters are sterile (to USP, DAB, Ph.Eur. standards) and PCR clean (free from human ...
... false signals and contamination caused by ... Barrier Tips offer performance and economy ... (PCR(a)), radioactive isotopes, tissue culture fluids, ... , ,Promega Barrier Tips are made ...
Diamond Filter Tips play a critical role in preventing aerosol-borne contamination. Also available sterilized (no need to autoclave) and certified free of detectable RNase, DNase, DNA, RNA, and prote...
Medicine Products: