Warfarin for Deep Vein Thrombosis
Why It Is Used
If you have a high risk of these problems, such as having a recent surgery, you might take warfarin for a short time, about a few weeks.
If you have had deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, you might take warfarin for a longer time, such as 3 months or longer. The length of time will vary based on your health.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology