What are the types of drugs, sizes and brands?
Warfarin is the most commonly used oral anticoagulant. It is taken once a day. There are two brands of Warfarin: Marevan and Coumadin. A less common drug is Dindevan, which is taken twice daily. Warfarin is available in 1, 3 and 5mg tablets (Marevan) or 1, 2 and 5mg (Coumadin). You should ask your doctor for a supply of the different strength tablets. Each strength tablet is a different colour. Tablets can be broken in half to obtain the required dose, for example a dose of 2.5mg can be achieved by breaking a 5mg tablet in half or by taking a 2mg tablet plus half a 1mg tablet.