How is warfarin and superwarfarin toxicity treated?

Updated: Jan 19, 2018
  • Author: Kent R Olson, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: David Vearrier, MD, MPH  more...
  • Print
Answer

All patients with signs of active bleeding or at significant risk of life-threatening hemorrhage require admission to the hospital. Suicidal ingestions require psychiatric evaluation, as well as 48-72 hours of observation to monitor for anticoagulation. Significant superwarfarin poisoning may require many weeks of vitamin K1 therapy. [15]


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!