What is warfarin?
Warfarin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). It reduces the formation of blood clots by blocking the formation of certain clotting factors.
Doctors, Paramedics & Medical Staff strongly advise that you should wear life saving id bracelets or id tags indicating that you use Warfarin.
Up to 32,000 people die in the UK each year because of preventable hospital acquired blood clots
Warfarin is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in veins, arteries and lungs. It treats or prevents clots that may occur because of a type of abnormal heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) or heart valve replacement. Warfarin is also used to reduce the risk of death or blood clotting events (eg, stroke) after a heart attack.
Wearing a medical identification tag, if you are on warfarin can help save your life. If you are unexpectadly taken ill, found unconcious or unable to communicate, a medical id can be your voice in an emergency situation.
ICE ID produce a range of fashionable medical id bracelets that can help those who suffer from penicillin allergies to alert their condition to others.
Each TAG can include up to 6 lines of information. Recommendations include NAME, TOWN/POST CODE, NHS NUMBER, 2 EMERGENCY NUMBERS, MEDICAL INSURANCE NUMBER, BLOOD GROUP AND ANY KNOWN ALLERGIES OR CONDITIONS.
If your child or loved one is diabetic, or suffers from peanut allergy, autism or epilepsy, then wearing some form of medical alert id is vitally important. Our range of allergy id bracelets, speak for you when you can't, giving the care-givers all the vital information they need to give you the best possible care in the fastest possible time.
It could save your life!!!
|Useful links for Warfarin users|
|Drugs Information Online|
|British Heart Foundation|