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What activities should I avoid if I'm taking warfarin?

Warfarin (Coumadin) is an anticoagulant or "blood thinner." Anti means against, and coagulant refers to blood clotting. An anticoagulant helps reduce the risk of clots forming in the blood.

You should not participate in contact sports or other activities that may result in a serious fall or other injury when on warfarin. For example, you should avoid soccer, skiing, hockey, bicycling without a helmet, etc.

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