Navigation Links
Guide on Blood Thinner Now Available in Spanish
Date:12/29/2008

Brochure may help spread the word about warfarin's possible complications

MONDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new pamphlet has been published to help Spanish-speaking patients understand what to expect and watch for while taking the blood thinner warfarin.

Millions of Americans take warfarin, available under the brand name Coumadin, because they have an irregular heartbeat (known as atrial fibrillation), they've had a heart attack, or they are trying to prevent or treat blood clots in the legs or lungs.

But warfarin is the second most common drug -- after insulin -- implicated in emergency room visits for medication-related causes, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Taking too much warfarin can cause major, and possibly fatal, uncontrolled bleeding, and taking too little fails to protect against blood clot formation.

The 13-page brochure -- "Su guía para el tratamiento con Coumadin/warfarina" ("Your Guide to Coumadin/Warfarin Therapy"), issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality -- explains the medication's potentially dangerous side effects. It also suggests how patients can best discuss the therapy with their health-care provider, and it offers tips on lifestyle modification.

The brochure also reminds people of the need to keep a consistent diet and to tell their doctors about all other medications and supplements they're taking to avoid troublesome interactions.

Printed copies of the brochure can be ordered by calling 800-358-9295 or by sending an e-mail to ahrqpubs@ahrq.hhs.gov.

More information

To download a free copy of the brochure, visit the Web site of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, news release, December, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
2. Experts Say Blood Sugar Guidelines Remain Effective
3. Program Aids Hospital Compliance With Stroke Guidelines
4. HealthInsuranceFinders.com Publishes Health Insurance Guide for the Recently Unemployed
5. Permabit Technology Corporation Named 2009 Hot Companies Finalists By Network Products Guide
6. New Guidebook Published for Improving B2B Sales Results in 90 Days or Less Through Kaizen Events
7. AAOS Issues New Clinical Practice Guideline for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
8. Americans United for Life Releases Eight New Model Legislation & Policy Guides: Twenty-Three Model Legislation & Policy Guides Now Available
9. Reid Supply Offers Free Educational Technical Resource Guides
10. Free Guide to Remaining Calm During Stressful Times from Harvard Medical School
11. Womens Health The Daily Fix Your Guide to Healthy Habits for Good Nutrition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the ... national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps ... provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together some of ... their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was livestreamed with ... 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and ... aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million ... by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the ... Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)...  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ... Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts , ... offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. ... regulations. ... a flu shot is by the end of October, according to the ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined ... Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), ... which included the unveiling of new signage at its ... well as at a few other company-owned facilities across ... to patients, some of whom will begin to see ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... WASHINGTON , Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen ... to advance the use of wearable and home sensors ... brain disorders. Early Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused ... populations, will provide an affordable analytical system to record ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: