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Purchased A Kid's Meal And Along With The Meal Came An Oval Shaped Peach Pill With The Letters : War / 5 On It. Does Anyone Have A Clue What Type Of Rx This Is?
[QUOTE=KIDSMEAL;184386]Purchased A Kid's Meal And Along With The Meal Came An Oval Shaped Peach Pill With The Letters : War / 5 On It. Does Anyone Have A Clue What Type Of Rx This Is? FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS WE VISITED THIS CHAIN AND FIRST TIME FOR MY 2 YEAR OLD. THANK GOD HE DIDN'T DO WHAT HE NORMALLY DOES AND TEAR IN TO THE KID'S MEAL BAG OR BOX . DID IT FALL OUT OF SOMEONE'S POCKET OR WAS IT DELIBERATE? EITHER WAY, MY CHILD'S SAFETY WAS AT RISK!
That is a Warfarin 5mg tablet.
WARFARIN SODIUM 5 MG TABLET
This medicine is a peach, oval, scored tablet imprinted with "WAR 5".
Warfarin is used for:
Treating or preventing blood clots that may occur in the veins and lungs. It is used to treat or prevent blood clots that may occur because of a certain type of abnormal heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) or heart valve replacement. It is also used to reduce the risk of death, recurring heart attack, or blood clotting events (eg, stroke) after a heart attack. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Warfarin is an anticoagulant. It works by blocking the formation of ceratin blood clotting factors.
WARNING::Warfarin can cause severe and sometimes fatal bleeding. Bleeding is more likely to occur at the start of treatment or with high doses. Patients who have a history of stomach or bowel bleeding, high blood pressure, blood vessel problems in the brain, serious heart disease, anemia, cancer, or decreased kidney function may be at greater risk for bleeding. Patients who have inconsistent international normalized rations (INRs; a blood test), who have taken Warfarin for a long time, who take certain other medicines, who have had a recent injury or surgery, or who are older than 65 years are also at greater risk. Certain blood clotting tests (eg, prothrombin time [PT], INR) will be performed regularly while you take Warfarin. Contact your doctor right away if you notice any unusual bleeding or bruising.
I think I would tell the store manager abt this . Now knowing what it is , they can find out who is taking that med & how on earth did it get in the KIds meal? It couldn't have jumped out of a pocket & into a bag (or box).
Thank God your two yr old didn't stick it in his mouth.
Take this pill to your local Pharmacy and have them tell you what it is, have written down the date & time you were there at the food place(best yet if you have a reciept)talk to the store manager & have them give you the number to the main office. Like wondering said, they can try to find out who might have this RX medicine and steps be taken! This is not something you want to not do something about!!! This was your 2 yr olds life that could have been at steak. It's not something they need to take lightly either, how do you or them not know that it might happen again and the next little girl or boy not be so lucky!!! I years ago was an assistant manager of a McDonalds & their rules are no type of medication should be on you in any way and if it was something that might require you to take immediately upon a symptom, then it had to be in a concealed container so that something like this wouldn't happen!!!