Now that I’m taking warfarin, how much do I have to change my lifestyle?

When you’re taking warfarin, you can still do many of your normal activities, but you need to be careful not to hurt yourself, especially when you’re using sharp tools, like scissors, knives or razors. You should also avoid any sports or physical activities in which you could easily fall or get hurt, such as rollerblading or rock climbing. Instead, try safer activities like walking or swimming. If you go bicycling, be sure to wear a helmet. If you do fall or get injured (especially if you hit your head), call your doctor right away, even if you’re not bleeding. You may be bleeding inside.

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