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Warfarin is used to treat and prevent blood clot formation in the body. It causes blood thinning and improves blood flow through the blood vessels among patients suffering from blood clots or its associated complications (such as atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), myocardial infarction or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs)). It can also be used to prevent blood clot formation in patients who have valve replacement in their heart.
Warfarin reduces the thickness of the blood and helps the blood to flow more easily and smoothly through the blood vessels. It acts by blocking the production of certain blood proteins (Coagulation Factor II, VII, IX, and X, Protein C and S) within the body that are involved in the formation of blood clots. As a result, it causes blood thinning, prolongs clotting time, and prevents the formation of blood clots within the blood vessel.
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