Acitrom 2 mg tablet is used to treat and prevent the formation of abnormal blood clots (thrombus) in the blood vessels. It is used in various diseases associated with abnormal blood clots affecting the heart, brain, legs and lungs. It contains acenocoumarol as an active ingredient that works by inhibiting the action of an enzyme responsible for the clotting of blood. You should not take the Acitrom 2 mg tablet if you are pregnant, if you have high blood pressure, have an existing condition of risk of bleeding & recent history of surgery. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Before using the Acitrom 2 mg tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history....
Q: Do I need to take any precautions before taking Acitrom 2 mg tablet?
Yes, you should be very careful while playing, shaving, cutting nails etc. as there is increased risk of bleeding.
You need to inform your doctor immediately if you find bloodstains in your cough or stool.
Q: For how long do I need to take Acitrom 2 mg tablet?
A: You are supposed to take Acitrom 2 mg tablet for the duration and doses as advised by your doctor. If you skip the dose or do not complete the course, it may decrease the effectiveness of the treatment. Also, it may increase the risk of getting conditions such as stroke or heart-related conditions etc.
Q: Why avoid leafy vegetables when on Acitrom 2 mg tablet?
A: Leafy vegetables such as spinach contain a high content of vitamin K, which can impact the effectiveness of this medicine. Thus, it should be avoided or taken in moderation. Do not change your diet drastically without consulting your doctor.
Q: Which vegetables should be avoided by patients taking Acitrom 2 mg tablet?
A: You do not have to completely stop taking following vegetables however broccoli and spinach which is rich in vitamin K should be taken in moderation to avoid abnormally high levels of vitamin K as it can affect the action of this medicine.
Q: What other food products should I avoid while taking Acitrom 2 mg tablet?
A: Avoid taking a high quantity of products containing garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, cranberry and vitamin E. If you are taking any supplements containing these substances, discuss with your doctor.