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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


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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?

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

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What else, other than coumadin, (warfarin) can raise your INR measurement?

What else, other than coumadin, (warfarin) can raise your INR measurement?

Factor VII , vit K: If pt. Is not on warfarin ( coumadi)...Lack of vitamin k, factor vii deficiency. If pt. Is on warfarin ...Steroids may increase it, also most antibiotics and a long list of meds that compete against the transporting protein. Check with hematologists. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can i drink alcohol while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can i drink alcohol while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: You can. Coumadin's metabolism is affected by your alcohol intake, so binge drinking is to be avoided as it can produce wide swings in inr. ...Read more

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What causes your INR level to go from 2.3 to 1.3 and I am in coumadin (warfarin)?

What causes your INR level to go from 2.3 to 1.3 and I am in coumadin (warfarin)?

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

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Inr 6.4 this am and still the dr wants me to continue to take 17.5 of Coumadin (warfarin) is this normal?

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

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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).

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).

Probably not ideal: Generally we like to see someone's inr be between 2 and 3 if you have a blood clot, although sometimes we make exceptions if you are taking Coumadin (warfarin) for other reasons. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See MD: See the MD prescribing your Coumadin to make some adjustments over the next couple of days. Also ask about switching to a novel anticoagulant that does not require monitoring and has less risk of bleeding. Rest and no vigorous activities that may cause bleeding. Good luck. ...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


Dr. Ted King
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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more