is an anticoagulant drug that is used to stop blood
from clotting. It is mostly used to treat thrombotic disorders which obstruct the normal flow of blood in the blood vessel and may create serious health problems in the process. At other times, Acenocoumarol is also referred to as a blood thinner. That is not to say, however, that the drug can actually thin the blood. It must be clear that Acenocoumarol only prevents anymore clotting from taking place but it does not have the capacity to dissolve the clots that have already formed in the blood vessel.
Acenocoumarol is a very tricky drug. As such, it must be used with utmost care and only under the supervision of a health care professional. Its required dosage is determined based on the patient’s level of affliction as well as his body’s resistance to bear the side effects of the drug. If the risks of taking Acenocoumarol outweigh its positive effects to one’s health, not using it should no longer be questioned.
An anticoagulant drug like Acenocoumarol may have strong reactions against different conditions. Patients who have histories of allergies
, aneurysm, blood disorders
disease, ulcers and those who had given birth recently must take extra precautionary measures in using the drug. Their current medical conditions might alter the way their bodies respond to an anticoagulant. Any type of medicine that you are currently taking must be openly discussed with your doctor. Certain medicines should not be used alongside each other. If an interaction is foreseen, your doctor will make the necessary adjustments on your dosage.
Acenocoumarol comes in tablet form and is taken orally by the mouth
. Adults are usually advised to take between 1 and 10 milligrams of the drug every day, depending on their blood test results. Children, especially the young ones, are sensitive to anticoagulants. They must undergo series of tests to ensure that the dosage will not increase their risks of bleeding for the duration of the treatment. Never change your dosage if the orders did not come from your doctor. If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you realize you have slipped. If it is too near your next dosing schedule, ignore it. It is better that way than doubling the dosage. Doing so might cause you to bleed. Keep a record of your dosing schedule. That way, you decrease your chances for mishaps.
As much as Acenocoumarol is effective in providing relief for harmful blood clots
, it also comes with ugly side effects that might cause discomfort. Different signs of bleeding (in urine, in stools, in vomits) usually occur during treatment. If the bleeding becomes excessive, overdose may be present so you need to seek medical attention instantly. Patients under an Acenocoumarol treatment may also experience abdominal, chest, and back pains, diarrhea
, and dizziness
. If those symptoms come with fever
or chills, however, you must consult your doctor immediately.
To be safe with Acenocoumarol, you must be closely watched by your doctor for the whole period of your treatment. Keeping track of your progress would help your doctor determine how to adjust your dosage..
Acenocoumarol has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of acenocoumarol is C19H15NO6
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-hydroxy-3-[1-(4-nitrophenyl)-3-oxobutyl]chromen-4-one
• Molecular weight is 353.3255 g/mol
• Acenocoumarol available : 1mg tablets, 2mg tablets, 4mg tablets