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Clotamin multivitamin hits CVS/pharmacy stores
September 27th, 2013
SILVER SPRING, Md. – Pharmagen Inc. has rolled out its Clotamin multivitamin to more than 3,000 CVS/pharmacy locations.
The company said Thursday that Clotamin is a "unique and complete" multivitamin formulated without vitamin K to meet the special nutritional needs of people taking blood thinning medications, or anticoagulants, such as warfarin.
Because it does not contain vitamin K, Clotamin can be taken with warfarin without affecting international normalized ratio (INR) levels, according to Pharmagen.
Warfarin is the most prescribed blood thinning medication in North America and is also known under the brand names of Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan and Waran. Warfarin therapy reduces the formation of blood clots, which is important in the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and the blockage of major veins and arteries.