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What should I do if my child, who is taking warfarin, gets diarrhea?

If your child who is taking warfarin gets diarrhea, you should call your child's doctor right away. Diarrhea, vomiting or having a fever higher than 101° for 24 hours can affect your child's clotting levels. They may cause your child's PT/INR level to be too high. Check with your child's doctor to see if you should change the warfarin dose. Also, check with the doctor before giving him or her any medicine, including over-the-counter medicines you get at the drug store.

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