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A 28-year-old male asked:

what is the definition or description of: inr?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
INR: Could mean interventional neuro radiology which is minimally invasive field, or international normalized ration which is a lab measure of blood clotting.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is INR meter (coagucheck system) good to buy?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
IF on coumidine: If you are on blood thining medications and need to cheek INR , do not know if it is sold to general public.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
It is available but possibly by prescription (?). Our home INRs are accurate but I don't know what brand meter used.
Oct 30, 2013
A 31-year-old member asked:

What does the INR number mean?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Uniform standered : Pt is prothrombin time, INR is international normalized ratio, both measure cloting tendency in disease and in health. In pt each time you need contol which varies place to place and some what unpredictble. So INR solves the problem by uniform standred all over the world. Inr of 2 to 3 if 3 or more means will bleed , under 2 means need more medication ( like coumidine ).
A 36-year-old member asked:

What's a high INR level?

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Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 22 years experience
Anything above 1.5: The INR is a measure of how "thin" the blood is, typically due to the use of prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin). A normal INR is 1.0. Anything above that is abnormal. For people on coumadin, the typical goal INR is 2.5 to 4.0 depending on the particular condition it is being used for.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

If my INR is to low what dose that mean?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Not enough thinning: Assuming that you are on blood thinners, too low of an inr means that your blood isn't "thin" enough; it still clots more easily than is recommended. If you aren't on blood thinners, there really isn't such a thing as "too low inr".
A 33-year-old member asked:

Purchase home INR monitoring device without doctor's prescription, is this bad?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Help is good: Who is going to prescribe and help you adjust the dose of your anticoagulant medication? Your doctor is your partner in this: why not include him/her?

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