What is the treatment for hemorrhage in patients taking oral warfarin for deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Patients who hemorrhage while receiving oral warfarin are treated by withholding the drug and administering vitamin K. Severe life-threatening hemorrhage is managed with fresh frozen plasma in addition to vitamin K. Recombinant factor VIIa is another option especially for central nervous system hemorrhage.


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