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Available in the form of a tablet, Jantoven® (warfarin sodium) is a medication that is taken once a day to prevent and treat blood clots.
Many people refer to Jantoven as a "blood thinner." However, it doesn't really thin the blood, nor does it "dissolve" or break down blood clots (only special "clot buster" medications that must be given in the hospital can do this). Rather, it prevents them from forming. When used for the treatment of a blood clot, the medication keeps clot formation in check, allowing the body's natural processes to break it down.
To minimize potential risks with Jantoven, make sure your healthcare provider has a current list of any other drugs you are taking, including nonprescription products, as well as up-to-date information on your medical history. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(Click Jantoven to learn more about this drug, including information on possible side effects, generic availability, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)
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