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What should I do if I get sick while taking warfarin?

If you get sick, your body’s response to warfarin may change.  If you have diarrhea or an infection, or if you have a fever, call your doctor right away. He or she will tell you whether you need to adjust your warfarin dose or stop taking your warfarin for a little while. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about any questions you have about taking your medicine.

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