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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.
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
Does anyone have any suggestions of any alternatives that can be taken in place of warafin or coumadin?
Yes: There are alternatives - best to be discussed with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: These two interact badly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use Coumadin and propranolol at the same time? I use Coumadin because of an old dvt. No clotting disorders.
Yes: Different actions and indications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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