Anticoagulants/Corticosteroids Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

When these medicines are taken together, corticosteroids may change the way your blood clots.

What might happen:

You may experience an increased chance of bleeding, including bleeding from your gums, nosebleeds, unusual bruising, or dark stools. The effect of your anticoagulant may also be decreased, which could increase your chance forming a blood clot.

What you should do about this interaction:

Contact your doctor right away if you have any signs of bleeding, such as bleeding from your gums, nosebleeds, unusual bruising, or dark stools. If your doctor prescribes these medicines together, you may need to have your bleeding times checked more often. If you have any signs of bleeding, such as bleeding from your gums, nosebleeds, unusual bruising, or dark stools, contact your doctor right away.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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