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Is it imparitive to test my inr when taking coumadin (warfarin) with history dvt/pe?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: It is the only way to tell how thin or thick your blood is on coumadin (warfarin).
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Dr. Ted King
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41 years experience
Absolutely: Testing you INR is essential. Coumadin (warfarin) won't work if you INR is too low and you could be in danger of serious bleeding if it is too high.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes....: The only way to determine whether your dose of Coumadin (warfarin) is therapeutic is to check your pt/inr regularly. You need to be on therapeutic Coumadin (warfarin) to prevent recurrence of dvt/pe.
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Last updated Oct 1, 2016

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