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The Coumadin (Anticoagulation) Clinic is designed to assist our patients with a safer, more efficient way to manage their Coumadin (warfarin) dosing, understand the reasons for the medication, the potential complications and to reduce the likelihood of experiencing blood clots.
 
The Coumadin (warfarin) Clinic utilizes a finger-stick method of analysis that eliminates the need for uncomfortable blood draws and delayed results. The INR/Protime result is available within two minutes and the adjustment of dosage is done immediately.
 
A Registered Nurse specially trained in anticoagulation therapy manages your treatment as well as reviews lab reports, your current medications and your medical condition. The nurse also works in close conjunction with your health care provider. The Coumadin Clinic uses a computer program with the most updated information to ensure safe and accurate Coumadin/warfarin dosing.


For questions about our Coumadin Clinic, contact our office located in the Fairview Mesaba Clinics- Hibbing  at 218-362-6845.

When to Call

Notify us if you have any of the following:

■ Persistent bleeding from a cut (longer than 10 minutes)

■ Increased or unusual menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding 

■ Persistent nosebleeds 

■ Coughing up blood

■ Red or dark urine 

■ Unusually severe or persistent headache 

■ Unusual weakness or fatigue 

■ Any fall or injury 

■ If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant

Things to Remember

Things to Remember:

■ Take your warfarin (Coumadin) or other medication in the evening at about the same time every day. 

■ Have laboratory work drawn when scheduled. If you are unable to make it on the day scheduled, please notify the        Anticoagulation Clinic. 

■ If anyone changes your daily medications, including the addition of antibiotic or over-the-counter medication, please notify the Anticoagulation Clinic. 

■ If you need surgery or dental work done, please notify the Anticoagulation Clinic. 

■ If you plan to travel for an extended period of time, please notify us.

Special Instructions

To reduce your risk of injuring yourself, always wear shoes, place a nonskid mat in your bathtub, shave with an electric razor, wear gloves for gardening and similar activities, and use a soft toothbrush. 


Remember to keep your Anticoagulation Clinic visits. If your blood tests show your blood isn't clotting at the appropriate rate, your medication dosage may need to be adjusted. 


Make sure that you let your other health care providers know you are taking warfarin (Coumadin). 


Wear a Medic Alert tag or card, identifying yourself as warfarin user. 


Check with your doctor before beginning any strenuous programs. Avoid risky activities-for example, rough-housing with children or pets. 


If you are female considering becoming pregnant, think about delaying your pregnancy. Warfarin (Coumadin) can adversely affect fetal development. Discuss this with your physician. 


Keep your medications away from children. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible the same day. 


If you skip an entire day, do not take a double dose. Tell the nurse at the Anticoagulation Clinic at your next visit

Contact Us

Anticoagulation Therapy Fairview Mesaba Clinics- Hibbing 3605 Mayfair Ave., Hibbing  Call: 218-362-6845 or 1-888-870-8626 ext. 6845

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