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Alcohol Affect Inr Coumadin
What is the max amount of alcohol I can consume in one sitting while on warfarin with an INR around 3.5? I am 21 so how much is safe?
Limit 2 drinks: I am unaware of any affect of alcohol on pro time of people on warfarin. However, being on warfarin renders one more at risk for bruising or bleeding if even minor injury occurs. Limiting ones drinking to only one or at most two alcoholic drinks makes sure you maintain all your faculties to avoid even small injuries. ...Read more
Takn Coumadin (warfarin) hvn't ben able 2eat much lately&have los 8+lbs n 2wks I don't know y. But got INR checked 2day & it was 6.1y? Is this dangerous menstrualonalso
Go see your doctor..: Now! You didn't explain why you're taking Coumadin (warfarin) but we typically aim for inr 2-3 if for blood clot or atrial fibrillation or clotting disorder. We aim for 2.5-3.5 if you have mechanical valve. Inr of 6.1 is way too high. Your Coumadin (warfarin) dose needs to be held/adjusted & inr monitored closely until back into therapeutic range. 8 lb weight loss in 2wks is not normal either. Go see your doctor now! ...Read more
My INR was an 8.7 on thursday and I haven't taken an coumadin (warfarin). Today my son bumped his head on mine really hard. Should I be worried?
Multiple factors: Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with a number of gods and medications. Please check the following link for detailed information. Http://m.circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/119/8/e220.full. ...Read more
Inr 6.4 this am and still the dr wants me to continue to take 17.5 of Coumadin (warfarin) is this normal?
Not normal: 6.4 is too high...Talk to your physician again or get a second opinion...Would not recommend taking 17.5mg as scheduled. ...Read more
Is having an INR level of 1.8-1.9 safe to have; im on Coumadin (warfarin) (2.5mlg 4 days, 5mlg 2 days out of the week).
My INR is 3.3. I accidentally took a double dose of Coumadin today, i.e. an extra 10mg. I have been taking 10mg every day except 5mg one day each week?
If a pt has a high INR (2.1 & 2.2) but is not on Coumadin (warfarin) should a work up be done to determine the cause? Why? What would a work up consist of?
Sure BUT!!!!: I would advise anyone on Coumadin (warfarin) not to drink and if so, to drink no more that 1-2 ounces of alcohol in a 24 hour period. The risk of falls and severe injury, bleeding and even death is too great. The physical and immediate act fo taking the dose with alcohol is probably not a major issue, but why would you do it? There are not many medications that I take more serious than using coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more
Why would my INR be 1.0 one month and jump to 17 the next month with no change of Coumadin (warfarin) dose?
How long before a patient taking Coumadin (warfarin) to have a controlled inr. It has been 2 months and my last INR was 7.2? Taking 15mg. Is lovenox better?
How long should I take Coumadin (warfarin) for a DVT of unknown origin? Never had one in the past. Current INR is 2.3. Been taking it for 60 days.
At least 6 months: According the american college of chest physicians an unprovoked [ no clear precipitating event ] should be treated for 6 months.[ or 180 days]. Further work up may uncover reasons to treat longer. Please understand that too short of treatment increases the risks for additional blood clots. ...Read more
Is excessive sleep in an 80 years old a warning sign for a stroke? Given that we have high INR level? And trying to maintain it using coumadin (warfarin).
No.: Stroke does not have warning signs except for transient neurologic symptoms which are only recognized as transient in retrospect. Sleeping is not a warning sign nor is it associated with elevated inr. You should have had a frank discussion with your provider about the risks and benefits of Coumadin (warfarin) therapy using the chadsvasc and possibly hasbled scoring systems. ...Read more
Does Coumadin (warfarin) make you extremely fatigued? Is there a medication that is a blood thinner but you don't need an INR check?
Rivaroxaban.: Coumadin (warfarin) does not make you extremely fatigued unless you're anemic from occult bleeding because of a supratherapeutic (i.e., really high) inr. Make sure you stay on top of your inr and, if you're feeling really fatigued, to have your hemoglobin/hematocrit (which is your blood count) checked. Rivaroxaban is a blood thinner that doesn't require monitoring. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
Lg pe rt lung on Coumadin (warfarin) 4 21/2 weeks INR 3 no chg can't handle the sob feeling the severe lung & heart pain during breathing & any activity even sleep?
pe not responding to Coumadin (warfarin) can be life threatening. Do not wait. Do not collect answers on the internet. ...Read more
Take Coumadin (warfarin) and when I urinated there blood spots and dark urine. Inr was 4.8. Should I be worried?
Not good: Your blood is too thin and you should call the doctor prescribing the Coumadin (warfarin) for recommendations immediately! Hold Coumadin (warfarin) until you hear from doctor. ...Read more
I was placed on Coumadin post stroke (treated with tPa). However since a CABG x3 my INR is no longer stable, fluctuating between wildly suprtherape?
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Hello doctor, I just slammed my finger in the car door and its very painful and hurts to bend it...im also on coumadin (warfarin) and my INR has been low at 1.0?
My mother is 83, has a-fib & takes coumadin (warfarin). She likes to have greek yogart on her cereal. Does greek yogart have any effect on her INR count?
Unlikely significant: Greek yogurt is not a particularly rich source of vitamin k, so it's ok to eat when on coumadin (warfarin). Coumadin (warfarin) works by blocking vitamin k to thin the blood. Typically keeping with a diet that's normal for you, and allowing the physician to make adjustments in the dosage of coumadin (warfarin), is the best strategy. You shouldn't have to give up the foods you love just to be on coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more
I've been on Coumadin (warfarin) for 6 months and stopped taking it 5 days ago by doctor's order. Is it safe to drink alcohol again or do I need an inrtest first?
What would cause my therepeutic Coumadin dosage increase to reach my target inr? I have antiphospholipid syndrome, (diagnosed in 2002 after my eighth blood clot) my pcp used to check my pro. Time to see if I was threpeutic. I started going to a Coumadin c
Ussually: Ussually the inr is considered to be adecuate between 2, 5 and 3, so I am not clear why is 4 or 5, or may be I am missing something. There are many reasons for changes in the dosage of nmedications, that go from the medication it self (produccion, quality, efficacy, byoavalilability etc etc etc) to issues with the patient, again metabolism, interaction with food, medications and behavior of the medication within the body. The important issue is to keep the inr in the propper range. ...Read more
Can a high INR (5.8) cause my feet to go numb while sitting? I take Coumadin (warfarin) daily for a clotting disorder.
My mom is on coumadin (warfarin) and lovenox but her INR is only 1.3. She recently had a stroke nd dvt. Isn't she at risk of another stroke with low INR?
No: Lovenox provides anti coagulation while Coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) which takes a long time to have a complete effect, as measured by INR, starts to work. She's not at increased risk. Make sure to look at the dietary restrictions and drug interactions with Coumadin (warfarin) which might be the reason the INR is still low. ...Read more
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