Acenocoumarol

How It Works:

Acenocoumarol belongs coumarin anticoagulants (blood thinning agents) group of medication. It stops formation of blood clots by blocking the effect of vitamin K, which is essential in the biological process of clot formation. 

Side Effects:

backache, vomiting; hair loss, blood in the urine or stools, itching of skin, heavy bleeding from cuts or wounds; internal bleeding, raised, Common: unusual bleeding such as bleeding from the gums, inflammation of skin, the signs of which include- stomach or abdominal pain, nosebleeding, unexplained bruising, fever; loss of appetite, joint pain or stiffness, urge to vomit, heavy menstrual periods, coughing or vomiting blood, blurred visionRare: severe allergic reactions including pale red, dizziness, severe headache, itchy skin rash

Used For:

Acenocoumarol is used to prevent and treat blood clots in blood vessels; eg. Atrial fibrillation(disorder in rhythm and speed of heart where there is an increased the chances of clots formation in the body, causing strokes), after heart attack,artificial heart valves, deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung).

Instructions:

  • Do consult your doctor before using acenocoumarol, if you have cancer; any infection or swelling (inflammation); problems of stomach or intestine; heart failure; or overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis)
  • Before taking acenocoumarol, consult your doctor, if you need to go for any diagnostic procedure (e.g. angiography) or take a scan or X-ray or any minor surgery including dental procedures
  • Caution must be exercised during use of acenocoumarol in children, elderly (?65 years) and malnourished patients
  • Use of acenocoumarol is not recommended in patients with certain hereditary sugar intolerance disorders (galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorbtion)
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol while on treatment with acenocoumarol.
  • Do not take acenocoumarol if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding

Frequently Ask Questions:

Q. What is acenocoumarol? What is it used for?Acenocoumarol is an anticoagulant drug or blood thinning drug. It is used to prevent and treat blood clots in blood vessels (e.g. Atrial fibrillation(disorder in rhythm and speed of heart), after heart attack, artificial heart-valves, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism)
Q. Acenocoumarolis Sintrom?Yes. Sintrom is a trade name for active drug acenocoumarol
Q. What is Acenocoumarol Sandoz?Acenocoumarol Sandoz is a trade name for active drug acenocoumarol available in some countries.
Q.How does acenocoumarol work?Acenocoumarol is used to prevent and treat blood clots in blood vessels (e.g.Atrial fibrillation (disorder in rhythm and speed of heart), after heart attack, artificial heart valves, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism).It stops formation of blood clots by blocking the effect of vitamin K, which is essential in the biological process of clot formation.
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