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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?

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?

Vitamin K: Generally vitamin K is given if the INR is high to help prevent bleeding until the INR is back to an acceptable level. Check back with your doctor, to find out the details of his care. All the best.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

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?

Not the cause.: Don't think the pain in your keg caused your inr to go up to 3.2. The inr typically fluctuates when you take warfarin (coumadin). 3.2 isn't bad, with small adjustments it should back to within range.

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Is an INR level of 1.6 dangerous?

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.

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What are the symptoms of high INR level?

What are the symptoms of high INR level?

Bleeding: Bleeding while brushing teeth. Easy bruising. Pink urine. Extra heavy periods. Simple cuts taking a long time to stop oozing.

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My INR level is 2.32 I am taking acitrom 3mg I should continue tablets?

This is in the: Range of 2-3 which is most common therapeutic target range. What are you being treated for?

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My son has an INR of 1.0 which is low and a ldh level of 487, what does this mean?

Can't say, for sure: Certainly his ldh is elevated, but without a fuller description of what is going on, like why his doctor ordered the test, I can't answer you sufficiently. Inr varies by lab. 1.0 could be normal in some labs.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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My INR level today was 6.8. Is this number a problem?

High INR: Call your doctor. He may need to adjust your Warfarin dose if no bleeding. If bleeding is present you may need Vitamin K to reverse effectt of Warfarin. I am assuming that the elevation of INR is due to treatment with Warfarin.

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My INR level keeps varying from as high as 8+ to 1.4 as present. Is there anything I can do to stabilise it?

Several things: A consistent diet avoiding vitamin k rich foods, timing the medication correctly, and avoiding antibiotics (if you can) is a start. There are also some new medications that anticoagulate without having to follow inrs -- talk to your doctor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Afshine Emrani
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Inr (Definition)

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