haematology
Coagulation

Warfarin-flucloxacillin interaction may increase risk of stroke

The widely-used antibiotic flucloxacillin reduces warfarin availability and anticoagulation, putting patients at risk of thromboembolism and stroke, Australian clinicians have warned. The findings comes from a Queensland study that found patients taking flucloxaciilin need twice the usual dose of warfarin to achieve target INR. Infectious diseases specialists at the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane said ...

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