Dicoumarol is used to prevent the formation of thrombi. It is often used to treat deep vein thrombosis in combination with heparin.


What is Dicoumarol?

Dicoumarol is an anticoagulant. It works by decreasing the clotting ability of the blood and therefore helps to prevent harmful clots from forming in the blood vessels.  Dicoumarol inhibits the synthesis of coagulation factors dependent on vitamin K (prothrombin and factors VII, IX and X).


How should Dicoumarol be taken?

Dicoumarol is administered orally in the form of tablets.


Side effects associated with Dicoumarol

Among the possible side effects of dicoumarol include the following:


  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pains
  • Shortness of breath
  • Back ache


It is important to contact a doctor immediately if you experience:  


  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Dicoumarol

Before starting treatment with dicoumarol, it is important to tell your doctor if:


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or to any other drugs, food or various substances
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements. Mentioning in particular: hydrocortisone, methyltestosterone, mitotane, oxandrolone, oxpentifylline, oxymetholone, piroxicam and tenecteplase
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from heart disease, hypertension or liver failure
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding