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Generic Name :Acenocoumarol
Trade Name(s):
India- Acitrom Tab, Nistrom Tab.
International- Acenox, Acitrom, Antitrom, Azecar, Cumarol, Mini-Sintrom.
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an anticoagulant, prescribed for thromboembolic disorders.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):

This medication is not advisable in patients with active bleeding or risk of serious bleeding, severe high blood pressure and pregnancy.

Pregnancy Category :

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- 4-12 mg on the 1st day and 4-8 mg on the 2nd day. Maintenance: 1-8 mg/day as a single dose.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Special Instruction :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bleeding disorders, peptic ulcer, severe wounds, allergies, stroke, stomach infections, liver or kidney impairment, elderly, children and breastfeeding.
* Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Skin- Hair loss, rash, hives and itching.
Gastrointestinal- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Liver - Liver damage.
Potentially Fatal- Severe bleeding.
Other Precautions :
*Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Oral: Store it at room temperature (20-25?C) and in an airtight container.

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