What should be included in patient education about warfarin and superwarfarin toxicity?

Updated: Jan 19, 2018
  • Author: Kent R Olson, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: David Vearrier, MD, MPH  more...
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Instruct regular users of warfarin in the proper use of their medication and in methods of avoiding accidental overdose (eg, employment of daily pillboxes). Generally, the primary care provider handles this.

After acute ingestions by children, instruct parents to remove possible sources of intoxication (eg, poisons on the floor, under the sink, in the garage).

For patient education information, see First Aid for Poisoning in Children and Child Safety Proofing.


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