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What are the precautions when taking this medicine?
• Wear disease medical alert identification.
• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.
• Use caution to prevent injury and avoid falls or accidents.
• If you fall a lot, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have thyroid disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have had an ulcer or bleeding from your stomach or intestines, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have a weakened heart, talk with healthcare provider.
• Do not donate blood while using this medicine and for 5 days after stopping.
• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.
• You may bleed more easily. Be careful. Avoid injury. Use soft toothbrush, electric razor.
• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.
• Talk with healthcare provider before using aspirin, aspirin-containing products, other pain medicines, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, or vitamin E.
• Avoid multivitamins, natural products, and dietary supplements that contain additional vitamin K.
• Limit alcohol intake (includes wine, beer, and liquor).
• If you stop smoking, talk with healthcare provider. Amount of medicine you take may change.
• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
What are some possible side effects of this medicine?
• Bleeding problems.
• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately
• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.
• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
• Severe dizziness or passing out.
• Falls or accidents, especially if you hit your head. Talk with healthcare provider even if you feel fine.
• Significant change in thinking clearly and logically.
• Severe headache.
• Severe belly pain.
• Severe back pain.
• Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
• Blood in the urine.
• Coughing up blood.
• Vomiting blood.
• Severe menstrual bleeding.
• Severe diarrhea.
• An infection.
• Unusual bruising or bleeding.
• Change in skin color to black or purple.
• Feeling extremely tired or weak.
• Any rash.
• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.