By Medicover Hospitals / 23 Feb 2021
What is Jantoven?
Jantoven is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). This medicine reduces blood clot formation. Jantoven is used for treatment and prevention of blood clots in veins or arteries that might reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other serious conditions.
- Jantoven Uses
- Jantoven Side effects
- Frequently Asked Questions
This medicine is used to treat blood clots (such as deep vein thrombosis-DVT or pulmonary embolism-PE) and/or to prevent the formation of new clots in your body. Prevents harmful blood clots also helps reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack. Conditions that increase your risk of developing blood clots include a certain type of irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), cardiac valve replacement, recent heart attack, and certain surgeries (such as hip/knee replacement). It helps in keeping blood flowing smoothly in your body by reducing the number of certain substances (protein clotting) in your blood.
How to use Jantoven
- Read your pharmacist's Medication Guide before you start taking warfarin and every time you get a fill-up. If you have any inquiries, please ask your doctor.
- Take the medication by mouth with or without meals as directed by your doctor or other health care professional, usually once a day. It's very important to take it exactly as directed by the doctor. Do not increase the dosage, take it more often, or stop taking it unless directed by your doctor.
- The dosage is based on your medical condition, laboratory tests, and response to your treatment. Your doctor has to monitor you closely while you are taking this medicine to determine the right dosage for you.
- Use this medication on a regular basis to make the most benefit of it. To help you remember, take it always at the same time.
- It is important to eat a balanced, consistent diet while you are taking warfarin. Some foods may affect how warfarin works in your body and may affect your treatment and dose. Avoid sudden large increases or decreases in your intake of high vitamin K foods (such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables, liver, green tea, certain vitamin supplements). If you are trying to lose weight, check with your doctor before you try your diet.
- Since this medicine gets absorbed through the skin and lungs it can harm an unborn child, women who are pregnant should not take this medicine or breathe the dust from the tablets.
Jantoven Side effects:
- Feeling very weak
- Swelling pain
- Unusual bruising
- Bleeding gums
- Bleeding from wounds
- Bleeding from needle injections that will not stop
- Heavy menstrual periods
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Blood in your urine
- Coughing up blood
- Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Bleeding gums
- Blood in the urine
- Bloody stools
- Blurred vision
- Prickling pins
- Tingling feelings
- chest pain or discomfort
- coughing up blood
- Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
- Faintness, or lightheadedness
- Peeling of the skin
- Prolonged bleeding from cuts
- Red or dark-brown urine
- Stomach pain with cramping
- Unexplained swelling
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Arm, back, or jaw pain
- Blue-green to black skin discoloration
- Blue or purple toes
- Clay-colored stools
- Itching or skin rash
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain in the toes
- Pale skin
- Red, net-like, blotchy spots on the skin
- Skin blisters
- Swelling of the eyes or eyelids
- Troubled breathing with exertion
- Unpleasant breath odor
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Upper right stomach pain
- Vomiting of blood
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to warfarin; or if you have any other allergies.
- Before using this medicine, tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, in particular: blood disorders (such as anemia, hemophilia), bleeding problems (such as stomach/intestinal bleeding, brain bleeding), disorders of the blood vessels (such as aneurysms), recent major injury/surgery, kidney disease, liver disease, alcohol use, mental/mood disorders (including memory problems).
- It's important that all your doctors and dentists know you're taking warfarin. Before having surgery or any medical/dental procedures, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medicine and all the products you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
- Evite injections of muscles. If you need a muscle injection (for example, a flu shot), it should be given to your arm. This will make it easier to check for bleeding and/or apply pressure bandages.
- This medicine may cause bleeding in the stomach. Daily use of alcohol, while you are taking this medicine, will increase your risk of stomach bleeding and may also affect your body.
- This medicine may cause bleeding in the stomach. Daily use of alcohol while taking this medicine will increase your risk of stomach bleeding and may also affect how this medicine works. Limit alcoholic beverages.
- If you have not eaten well, if you have a disease or infection that causes fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for more than 2 days, or if you start taking any antibiotic medication, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately because these conditions may affect how warfarin works.
- This medicine may cause severe bleeding. To decrease the chances of being cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects such as safety razors and nail cutters. Use an electric razor for shaving and a soft toothbrush for brushing your teeth. Evite activities such as contact sports. If you fall or get injured, especially if you hit your head, call your doctor right away.
- Older adults may be at higher risk of bleeding while taking this medicine.
- This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to serious (possibly fatal) harm to the unborn child. Discuss with your doctor about the use of reliable forms of birth control while taking this medicine and for 1 month after you stop taking the medicine. Your doctor may change the type of medication you are taking during pregnancy.
- Since this medicine gets absorbed through the skin and lungs and can harm the unborn child, women who are pregnant should not take this medicine or breathe the dust from the tablets.
- Very small amounts of this medicine may pass into breast milk, but it is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Before breastfeeding, consult your doctor.
- Do not share this medicine with others.
- Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as complete blood count) must be routinely performed to monitor progress or to check for side effects. For further information, consult your doctor.
If someone has taken an overdose of this medicine, immediately seek urgent medical help
Do not miss any doses for the best possible benefit. If you miss a dose and remember the same day, take it as soon as you remember it. If you remember the next day, skip the forgotten dose. Take your next doses on a regular basis. Do not double the dose to catch up, as this may increase your risk of bleeding. Keep a record of missed doses for your doctor or pharmacist. If you miss 2 or more doses in a row, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Store away from direct light and moisture at room temperature. Don't store it in the bathroom.
Do not flush the medication down the toilet or pour it into the drain unless instructed to do so. Discard this product properly when it gets expired or is no longer in use.
Frequently Asked Questions:
This medicine is used to treat blood clots (such as deep vein thrombosis-DVT or pulmonary embolism-PE) and/or to prevent the formation of new clots in your body. Prevents harmful blood clots, helps reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack. Conditions that increase your risk of developing blood clots include a certain type of irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), cardiac valve replacement, recent heart attack, and certain surgeries (such as hip/knee replacement).
Jantoven has a generic name which is warfarin sodium. It is an anticoagulant used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in the veins and arteries. Jantoven is available in a general form.
- - Headache
- - Feeling very weak
- - Swelling pain
- - Unusual bruising
- - Bleeding gums
- - Nosebleeds
- - Bleeding from wounds
- - Bleeding from needle injections that will not stop
- - Heavy menstrual periods
- - Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- - Blood in your urine
- - Coughing up blood
If you take it to reduce your risk of having a blood clot in the future or because you keep getting blood clots, your treatment is likely to last longer than 6 months, in some cases maybe even for the rest of your life.
Jantoven may increase your risk of kidney problems, including acute kidney damage. Check with your doctor right away if you have blood in your urine, decreased urine output, muscle twitching, nausea, rapid weight gain, seizures, stupor, swelling of your face, ankles, or hands, or unusual tiredness or weakness.
People with allergic reactions to this or any other medication
If you are pregnant, it can be harmful to your baby
If someone has liver or kidneys
Endocarditis patients should not take, it is an infection of the lining of your heart
Traditionally, patients are advised to take their INR test in the morning and to take their warfarin in the evening (so that the INR test result will be back in time to change that day's warfarin dose if needed) in order to shorten their response time.