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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin also called as warfarin is a medication commonly used to prevent blood from clotting. It requires monitoring of inr (international normalized ratio) to make sure that dose is adequate for patient and disease entity it is prescribed for.

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What is coumadin?

What is coumadin?

An anticoagulant: Used for conditions that cause or predispose someone to abnormal coagulant states such atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves or clots in leg or arm veins as well as during certain sugeries on blood vessels. ...Read more

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What exactly is tp/inr? I have been on lovanox 60 mg and 20 mg coumadin. And today it was 4, 6. Usually around 1.5 have pancreatitis and blood clots

What exactly is tp/inr? I have been on lovanox 60 mg and 20 mg coumadin. And today it was 4, 6. Usually around 1.5 have pancreatitis and blood clots

Prothrombin time: Pt and inr international normalized ratio are the personal chemical measures of response to coumadin-warfarin as a measure of the anticoagulation effects for example inr 2.5 - 3.5 is desired for a DVT or valve patient! ...Read more

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Quit smoking (Tip)

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Watch out for medication dosages after you quit smoking! you may need to change insulin, coumadin, others... ...See more

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Please describe the medication: coumadin?

Please describe the medication: coumadin?

Anticoagulant: Coumadin also called as warfarin is a medication commonly used to prevent blood from clotting. It requires monitoring of inr (international normalized ratio) to make sure that dose is adequate for patient and disease entity it is prescribed for. ...Read more

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Fish Oil

Don't take fish oil if you are on Coumadin without discussing it with your doctor. ...See more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Tip)

Taking Blood Thinners

If you forget your dose don't double it to catch up and if you are on warfarin always follow up. ...See more

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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

Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more

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