Even though your clot has disappeared, you are at an increased risk for having another clot. Treatment with Coumadin (warfarin) helps to lower that risk and prevent another clot. The typical length of treatment with Coumadin for a blood clot in the leg is 3 to 6 months. If you have higher risk of developing a clot, the length of treatment may be longer. Since every patient is different, your doctor is the best person to answer how long you will need to continue Coumadin.
- Q What should I tell my pharmacist before taking Coumadin?
- Q Are there any risks in taking Coumadin?
- Q Can I use medicinal herbs or supplements while taking Coumadin?
- Q Should someone on Coumadin take aspirin during a heart attack?
- Q Is it safe to stop taking Coumadin to have a tooth pulled?
- Q How can I make sure I take Coumadin safely after knee replacement surgery?