If my child is taking warfarin, is it safe for him to play outside?

A child who's taking the blood-thinning drug warfarin (Coumadin) can play outside. But because the drug increases the risk of bruising or bleeding, he shouldn't do sports or other activities that put him at risk of falling or being bumped. Make sure your child always wears a helmet when riding a bike.

If your child gets hurt while playing, call a doctor or the emergency room right away. Even if you don’t see any blood, there's a possibility of internal bleeding after a fall or similar incident.

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