What are the side effects of changing the medication?
I am cuurently and permanently on warfarin, and in one week s time I am to undergo surgery to have tor tendons repaired in my right shoulder. I have been directed to change temperarily from warfarin to glexane for six days prior to my surgery. I have been on warfarin for three years since a mechanical aortic valve was implanted during open heart surgery.What side effects should I expect? Thankyou
Clexane is a medicinal product used to prevent the formation of coagules like Warfarin, therefore the adverse effects are hematomas, tend to bleed, hematoma in the site of injections. In adequate dose should not have major problems, there are adverse effects seen in blood test only, but in addition to that it is a pretty safe medicinal product.
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Dr. Jose Mero Santana, General & Family Physician
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