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Foods That Increase Inr Levels
My INR level increased, but I haven't changed my diet. It was supposed to remain 2.0-3.0. Today, it was 3.2. My leg began to hurt is this the cause?
No, his INR was soooo low it was "off the charts low" - the dr's words. They needed to give him Vit K to increase INR level - why didn't dr do this?
My INR level has increased constantly from therapeutic level (2-3) to recently 3.7, despite reduced warfarin dosis. What is the caused? Thank you
I'm on 6mg warfarin for prosthetic composite aortic valve graft. My INR used to be between 2.5-3.5 but today it is 3.7. What foods increase inr?
There are many foods that affect the inr but there are many more medicines that affect it as well. For a list of common foods that increase inr (by no means all-inclusive), see the following link:
http://www. Pamf. Org/anticoag/patients/handouts/warfarin_and_diet. Pdf. ...Read more
This is in the: Range of 2-3 which is most common therapeutic target range. What are you being treated for? ...Read more
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
INR: An INR of 1.6 is elevated somewhat and can be associated with increased bleeding. It is not however a level of anticoagulation which we consider adequate to treat problems associated with pathologic clotting. It could be dangerous for some people however if they for instance have low platelet counts or ineffective platelet aggregation along with the INR 1.6. ...Read more
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
With or: Without Coumadin (warfarin)? Either way this is a dangerous level & needs treatment. ...Read more
Dangerous: Check immediately with your doctor (I'll bet you already have, haven't you?!) ...Read more
I'm wondering if there any studies available on coleus forskolin. Apparently it increases the inr. Is this an alternate to current options. Ie warfari?
Forgive my frankness: Forskolin is a well-known compound that's been much-studied, but a check of the nih database suggests to me that whoever told you it's an acceptable anticoagulant to take the place of what you're taking for your own life-threatening condition made this up. There's nothing, if its proponents believed it they'd have published, and you'd be ill-advised to believe what you hear on tv. ...Read more
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