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FDA Warning For Women Taking Blood Thinners

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning today for women who take the popular prescription blood thinner Coumadin, advising them that the drug could interact with the anti-fungal drug miconazole, which is found in some over-the-counter yeast infection treatments. The interaction between the two drugs has been shown to cause nosebleeds, bleeding gums and bruising. Women should check the labels on yeast infection medications for miconazole, as not all medications contain the drug. The FDA advised makers of the yeast infection medications to add labels to their products warning of the side effects from the drugs’ interaction.

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Food and Drug Administration; Washington Post Ð March 6, 2001

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