Guide to Help Patients on Coumadin®/Warfarin Therapy

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released Your Guide to Coumadin®/Warfarin Therapy. This 20-page, easy-to-read patient brochure, available in English and Spanish, explains what patients should expect and watch out for while undergoing Coumadin®/warfarin therapy. This brochure educates patients about their medication therapy and potentially dangerous side effects, explains how to communicate effectively with their health care providers and provides tips for lifestyle modifications. It also provides information on remembering when to take the medicine, learning how to stay safe while taking the medicine, maintaining a consistent diet and alerting health care providers to concurrent drugs and/or supplements patients are taking to avoid any potential adverse interactions. A downloadable version of the brochure is available. A print copy is available by sending an e-mail to ahrqpubs@ahrq.hhs.gov and requesting the brochure by its title.
http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/coumadin.htm