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Warfarin Overdose in a Breast-feeding Woman

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Author(s): Schindler, Danielle | Graham, Thomas P

Journal: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1936-900X

Volume: 12;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 216;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: warfarin | anticoagulation | breast-feeding

ABSTRACT
We describe a case of a breastfeeding woman with an accidental warfarin overdose resulting in a markedly elevated prothrombin time. The breast-fed infant was evaluated and tested for ill effects. We discuss the use of warfarin while breast-feeding. [West J Emerg Med. 2011;12(2):216-217.]