What is Acitrom (Nicoumalone) used for?
Acitrom (Nicoumalone) is an oral anticoagulant prescribed to prevent abnormal blood clots that may occur in the blood vessels. The medication prevents the adhesion of platelets in the blood to stop clots from forming. It is commonly prescribed to prevent strokes, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Acitrom (Nicoumalone)?
Always take Acitrom (Nicoumalone) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage and frequency of administration will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to prevent unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Acitrom (Nicoumalone)?
The use of Acitrom (Nicoumalone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require medical assistance are bleeding that won't stop, hemorrhage, flu symptoms, or liver problems. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any unusual symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not use Acitrom (Nicoumalone) if you are pregnant, allergic to anticoagulants, if the patient is a child, if you have a peptic ulcer, active bleeding, bacterial endocarditis, bleeding disorders, hypertension, severe kidney disease, or severe liver disease. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have any infections, tumors, recent surgery, thyrotoxicosis, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may require adjustments to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Acitrom (Nicoumalone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.