This pamphlet gives directions for dialysis patients on warfarin who are having an interventional radiology procedure. The pamphlet explains what an interventional radiology procedure is. Space is provided to write the name and date of your procedure, as well as instructions to follow before and after your procedure. Instructions about what to do if you notice any bleeding or bruising in the area of your body where the procedure was done are included.
Warfarin sodium is a type of medication called an oral (by mouth) anticoagulant. An anticoagulant makes your blood less likely to clot (thicken into a clump). This medication helps to prevent and treat abnormal blood clotting. This pamphlet explains what warfarin sodium is, why you may need it, how to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Information about INR blood tests, drug and food interactions, possible side effects, and safety precautions is included. Contact information for the An…
Lithium is a mood stabilizer. It is most often used in bipolar disorder to prevent or treat mania or depression. How your dose of lithium is chosen and symptoms it helps to relieve are reviewed. How quickly it starts working, how long to take it, possible side effects, and other general information about lithium is also given.
Paliperidone is most often used to treat psychosis. It may also be used to treat mania or depression. Symptoms paliperidone helps to relieve are reviewed. How quickly it starts working, how long to take it, possible side effects, and other general information is also given.