Anticoagulants are drugs that slow down the blood clotting process. The objective is to prevent blood clotting within the circulation system. One of the most commonly used anticoagulants is warfarin.
Patients taking this kind of medicine need regular checks of the appropriate level of inhibition of blood clotting. They are given special instructions which must be followed while taking this medicine. Patients must also be aware of side effects, foods that may have interaction with warfarin, and other cautions for optimal benefit and reduction of risk.
To ensure proper treatment, Bumrungrad has a coordinated, multidisciplinary team of:
- Cardiac Clinical Nurse Coordinators
working together to determine the proper medication dosage.