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I am 70 taking Coumadin 5 m"g daily 9 months after massive PE. Could preventive antibiotics Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg twice a day for one week raise INR?

I am 70 taking Coumadin 5 m"g daily 9 months after massive PE. Could preventive antibiotics Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg twice a day for one week raise INR?

Coumadin/Augmentin: Using coumadin (warfarin) together with amoxicillin (in augmentin) may increase the risk of bleeding, especially if you are elderly or have kidney or liver impairment. You may need more frequent monitoring of your prothrombin time or INR by your doctor to use both medications. The question is why are you taking prophylactic antibiotics. They have very limited indications. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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What's a high INR level?

What's a high INR level?

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. ...Read more

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Is INR of 4.0 dangerous?

Is INR of 4.0 dangerous?

Yes: Not an emergency, but risk of abnormal bleeding is increased. ...Read more

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Is INR elevated in hellp?

No: Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count (hellp) is only associated with an elevated inr if it's complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic). ...Read more

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How do I keep my INR stable?

It is important to: Take your Coumadin (warfarin) as prescribed and about the same time each day. Usually we tell patients about 4 in the afternoon, which allows you to adjust the dose on the day of lab tests. You also need to be consistent in your consumption of green leafy vegetables, due to the vitamin k content. ...Read more

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What are any symptoms of INR of 5.1?

Headache? Go to ER!: Hit your head with a hammer and you'll find out. The INR indicates how more likely you are to bleed (for whatever reason). It doesn't cause symptoms on its own. So if you are careful and don't cut yourself or fall over into a dry riverbed, etc you should do fine. Hopefully, you were advised about what to do about your medication. An INR of 5.1 isn't so bad, so don't worry, unless something bleeds ...Read more

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What is the cause of high INR levels?

INR: Inr is a measure of clotting involving factors which we block with the drug warfarin. When the inr is high the factors are being blocked and clotting is inhibited. Usually we aim for an inr of 2 to 3 times standard. Sometimes we aim higher. If not on warfarin then the liver may be damaged causing the factors to be low. ...Read more

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My INR level was 19 what could of happen to me?

Death: You could bleed to death. Are you sure it was 19? Do you mean 1.9? (19 is an emergency). ...Read more

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Can amikacin 500 cause high INR level?

Improbable: This has not been documented as a side-effect of any of the aminoglycosides. ...Read more

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Can I die in my sleep if my INR is 4.3?

INR: Inr of 4.3 is high and is in a region which increases the bleeding risk. Should you have a massive bleeding episode with the high inr you could be at risk of dying, awake or asleep. Talk to your doctor about your status. ...Read more

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When taking warfarin, what does "inr" stand for?

When taking warfarin, what does "inr" stand for?

INR =: INR = International Normalized Ratio. It is a mathematical ratio that normalizes the Protime test to a standard so that different test results performed at different times or places can be compared in a standardized way. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how pt, inr, and ptt differ?

Can you please tell me how pt, inr, and ptt differ?

Blood coagulation: The pt and PTT labs measure components of the blood clotting cascade. Abnormalities of one or the other or both lead towards the type of clotting abnormality (extrinsic or intrinsic pathway abnormality).
Inr is the international normalized ratio, a derived number based on pt to normalize a variation done in different labs or with different testing systems. It is used in patients on coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Is differant brand name of warfarin effect INR? How?

Unlikely: Should be equivalent
and all are variable for any individual so we check inr until and after stablization- due to possible changes in meds, diet, exercize etc. ...Read more

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Can having your gallbladder removed affect INR readings?

Not directly: Obviously, if you stop taking your oral anticoagulant medications for the surgery, that would affect the inr. But typically, a patient with a normal INR should not have clinically significant changes. In other words, any changes that occur may be measurable but not usually of practical importance. Some reports have suggested some alterations in response to the surgery though. ...Read more

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Will 30mgs of wafarin hurt me in anyway like raise my inr?

Very likely: Will cause an excessive elevation in INR and significant increase in bleeding risk. 30 mg is a very high dose. Check with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is differant brand name of warfarin taken effect INR? How?

Can different: Formulation of Coumadin (warfarin) affect inr? Yes but this can then be adjusted. ...Read more

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What is the best equipment in the range of 5000 INR for losing body weight?

What is the best equipment in the range of 5000 INR for losing body weight?

The one you use: Before you buy any equipment, I would advise you to join a Gym so you can try and find out which one is the best exercise you tolerate and you will be able to stick long term. Otherwise any equipment you buy will be destined to be a very expensive coat hanger. ...Read more

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What is the normal INR level. And what does coagulation activity percentage mean?

INR: Normal INR is 1.0 not sure about second part of your question...Are you on blood thinners? Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What is the recommended INR level for someone diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Syndrome?

What is the recommended INR level for someone diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Syndrome?

See details: The range should be 2-2.5 but in severe cases a level of 2.5-3 may be warranted. ...Read more

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Help please! Is an INR value of 0.94 too low to necessitate the taking of anti-coagulants?

Normal: An inr of 0.94 indicates that you have a relatively normal coagulation system.

If you are on warfarin, a blood thinner, an inr in this range would indicate an inadequate dosage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best equipment in the range of 5000 INR for losing body weight?

Can you tell me what is the best equipment in the range of 5000 INR for losing body weight?

None needed: No equipment is needed for losing weight. You need to reduce the amount of food you eat and exercise any way you can, including walking. ...Read more

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Does using ecigarettes effect a persons INR levels. I'm on warfarin and my range is from 2.5 -3.5?

No effect on INR: I hope your decision to use a e-cig was part of a plan for smoking cessation and that you are eventually able to accomplish the complete goal. It's a wonderful gift to give yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Thank you. What is causing the high INR level of 15+. Could it be cancer. It was 17.9 two weeks ago.

Coumadin (warfarin): Assuming your not on Coumadin (warfarin), other causes include liver disease, blood factor deficiencies. ...Read more

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My prothrombin time is 14.3 & inr is 1.32. I am on acitrom 3 & acitrom 4 on alternate days... is it ok?

Anticoagulation: Your INR appears subtherapeutic and you will need an adjustment in your anti vitamin K meds. Please call your prescriber and ask about recommendations regarding your doses. ...Read more

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Besides warfarin wot can I do to help with my INR it shud be 2.5 -3.5 but over last yr it's been anywhere between 1.4 - 7.2?

Do this:: Try to eat a relatively monotonous diet - especially about the same amount of greens every day. Inform your doctor of any medicine changes (started or stopped) including over the counter meds and herbal preps. Get your value checked often, at least once a week until your INR is remaining between 2.5 and 3.5 several times in a row. Put your meds in a weekly dispenser to confirm you took it daily. ...Read more

Dr. Afshine Emrani
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Inr (Definition)

Could mean interventional neuro radiology which is minimally invasive field, or international normalized ration which is a lab ...Read more