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Is it safe for older people like my grandmother to take warfarin?

Warfarin is safe for people who are 60 or older to take, but a lower dose of the medicine is usually needed. Severe bleeding is more likely during warfarin treatment for people over 65 years of age, so monitoring the dose is very important. Talk with your grandmother's doctor about the risks of her taking this medication.

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