Coumadin Clinic

Blood Thinner Monitoring in Central Utah

Some patients who have suffered from blood clots are prescribed Coumadin, also known as warfarin, by their doctor. This is a blood thinning medication designed to prevent blood from clotting and preventing circulation. While it can be useful, if not taken carefully it can result in serious, even life threatening side effects. Unfortunately, blood clotting is also a very serious medical condition, which is why many doctors still prescribe the medication, despite the risks.

The need for Coumadin and other blood thinners has resulted in the creation of Coumadin clinics, where patients can receive their medication in a monitored environment and have medical staff close by in case a complication does occur. Central Valley Medical Center offers Coumadin services through our specialty clinic close to home for residents of Central Utah.

What to Expect

Visits to the Coumadin clinic are typically scheduled once a month. Each visit starts with a quick blood test so that the staff can administer the appropriate amount of medication. You will interact with physicians face-to-face, and receive immediate instructions on how to adjust your medication and plan for the future.

If you experience any of the following symptoms after taking a blood thinner, contact your doctor immediately:

  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Severe headaches or stomach pain
  • Heavier than usual bleeding during a period
  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Swelling around the injection area