warfarin  sodium 

Indications: prophylaxis of embolisation in rheumatic heart disease and atrial fibrillation; prophylaxis after insertion of prosthetic heart valve; prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; transient ischaemic attacks.

CAUTIONS: .. also conditions in which risk of bleeding, peptic ulcer, recent surgery, history of gastro-intestinal bleeding, recent ischaemic stroke, postpartum, bacterial endocarditis, uncontrolled hyper-tension.

Contra-indications: haemorrhagic stroke, significant bleeding: avoid use within 48 hours postpartum.

DOSE : Tablets, warfarin sodium 500 micrograms.