A drug that prevents blood from clotting. It belongs to the family of drugs called anticoagulants (blood thinners).


... WARFARIN (Coumadin®) is an anticoagulant. Warfarin helps to treat or prevent clots in the veins, arteries, lungs, or heart. Warfarin stops clots from forming or getting bigger, and lets the body naturally dissolve the clots. Sometimes warfarin is called a blood thinner because you may bleed more easily while taking it; however, warfarin does not actually thin the blood. Generic warfarin tablets are available. ...
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Warfarin Systematic (IUPAC) name (RS)-4-hydroxy-3-(3-oxo-1-phenyl ...
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Coumadin* (Anticoagulant)
... What is Coumadin? Coumadin (crystalline warfarin sodium) is a brand of anticoagulant medication. "Anti" means against and coagulant means causing blood clotting. Coumadin controls the way bl...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Understanding Coumadin
... Your doctor has put you on an anti-coagulant medication. "Anti" means against and "coagulant" means causing blood to clot. Therefore, an anticoagulant medication controls the way y...
Source: Cleveland Clinic