Who should not take Coumadin?

Your doctor will determine whether you are a good candidate for Coumadin. He or she may decide you should not take this medication if you:
  • are pregnant
  • have any form of bleeding problems, especially in your stomach, esophagus (the tube connecting your throat to the stomach), intestines, urinary tract or lungs
  • have any form of blood disease
  • have had recent surgery or will undergo surgery in the near future
  • have stomach ulcers
  • have suffered a stroke or aneurysm
There are other medical conditions and illnesses that may make you a poor candidate for Coumadin. Tell your doctor about all major illnesses you have had in the past. 

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