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Can my child take warfarin?

If your child has certain heart problems (such as a mechanical heart valve, a stent in his pulmonary artery or chronic atrial flutter), his doctor may prescribe warfarin for him. If he is taking warfarin, your child will need to have regular blood tests to check his clotting times so that his dose can be adjusted.

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