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What if my toes turn purple while I'm taking warfarin?

Tell your doctor right away if your toes (and/or the sides of your feet) turn purple while you're taking warfarin. This condition, sometimes called "purple toe syndrome," usually happens about three to 10 weeks after starting warfarin therapy. If left untreated, purple toe syndrome can lead to serious foot problems, including death of the tissue in your feet.

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