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When taking warfarin, what does "inr" stand for?

When taking warfarin, what does "inr" stand for?

INR =: INR = International Normalized Ratio. It is a mathematical ratio that normalizes the Protime test to a standard so that different test results performed at different times or places can be compared in a standardized way. ...Read more

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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's a high INR level?

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. ...Read more

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What does the INR number mean?

Uniform standered: Pt is prothrombin time, INR is international normalized ratio, both measure cloting tendency in disease and in health. In pt each time you need contol which varies place to place and some what unpredictble. So INR solves the problem by uniform standred all over the world. Inr of 2 to 3 if 3 or more means will bleed, under 2 means need more medication (like coumidine). ...Read more

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What causes an INR reading to reach levels above 15?

With or: Without Coumadin (warfarin)? Either way this is a dangerous level & needs treatment. ...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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After a DVT what are your INR levels suppose to be at in order to be able to come off the warfarin?

After a DVT what are your INR levels suppose to be at in order to be able to come off the warfarin?

Not related: The INR is not used to come off the warfarin. Inr is a measure of the blood clotting ability and is used to monitor the effect of the warfarin. The goal is between 2 and 3. If less than 2, the warfarin effect is not enough to protect one and > 3 it causes excess bleeding risk. The duration of therapy depends on circumstances surrounding the DVT and can range from 3 months to lifetime treatment. ...Read more

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What level should INR be I read between 2 and 3. But yesterday I had the clinic call and say it was 0.9 but no change in the tinzaparin dose should i?

What level should INR be I read between 2 and 3. But yesterday I had the clinic call and say it was 0.9 but no change in the tinzaparin dose should i?

INR not affected: Tinzaparin works different than coumadin (warfarin). It will not affect the pt and inr. Tinzaparin works on a different pathway. It affects xa activity. ...Read more

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Is sintrom (cumarin) safe for kidneys if s, creatinine 1.7 what InR range to keep in stroke prevention in afib?

Is sintrom (cumarin) safe for kidneys if s, creatinine 1.7 what InR range to keep in stroke prevention in afib?

Yes it is safe: Atrial Fibrillation is responsible for c 25% of all strokes. Consideration of anti-coagulation (Coumadin / Warfarin) is important in prevention of ischaemic stroke. Use cha2ds2-vasc and HASBLED scores at www. Mdcalc. Com to make a decision with your Dr about whether to embark on anticoagulation. Warfarin is processed by the liver, and is usually safe in kidney disease. Target INR is 2-3 in AFib. ...Read more

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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?

See below: 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

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What is a dangerous INR range?

Varies: The cut off for inr to be called critically high varies from one lab to another, but range from 4.0 to 6.0 and above. Any high inr associated with significant bleeding would be dangerous. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What could cause my INR to be 1.9 last week, and 4.4 this week with no diet or medication changes? Can lupus anticoag. Do it?

Changing INR: It is relatively common for inr to change even though a person keeps taking the same dose of Coumadin (warfarin) and is careful with diet, taking the same amount of green foods (salads, green vegetables). Lupus antibodies do raise inr but unless there is a change in the level of lupus antibodies, it would not affect the inr. Some individuals have a very labile (changing) inr for no apparent reason. ...Read more

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What is more important INR or your potassium levels?

What is more important INR or your potassium levels?

Both: Both must be very precisely controlled within a narrow range if you want to live. ...Read more

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What happens when your INR is to high I am on warfin and I am still taking clots in my leg at the moment my INR is 9.7?

Bleeding: This should be urgently addressed. Having an inr at this levels greatly increasing the chance of having life-threatening bleeding. ...Read more

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What would cause an INR of 1 and an mpv of 7 with a normal platelet count?

?: Inr of 1 is normal and means your blood clots normally. A normal platelet count is normal (sorry for the redundancy). I've never heard of mpv - did you mean mvp (mitral valve prolapse?). ...Read more

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What is a possible INR reading be for someone who has DVT and is on warfrin?

INR reading: Warfarin is monitored for efficacy in the range of 2.0 to 3.0 for the
majority of users. ...Read more

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What exactly is tp/inr? I have been on lovanox 60 mg and 20 mg coumadin (warfarin). 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 (warfarin). 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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What are any symptoms of INR of 5.1?

Headache? Go to ER!: Hit your head with a hammer and you'll find out. The INR indicates how more likely you are to bleed (for whatever reason). It doesn't cause symptoms on its own. So if you are careful and don't cut yourself or fall over into a dry riverbed, etc you should do fine. Hopefully, you were advised about what to do about your medication. An INR of 5.1 isn't so bad, so don't worry, unless something bleeds ...Read more

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What will happen if my INR keep on dropping?

Low INR: I assume that yo are on Warfarin.
If your INR keeps dropping, it means that your medication is ineffective.
your Warfarin dosage may need adjustment, and other concomitant drugs and your diet may need to be looked at. ...Read more

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What should be the normal INR leval for a woman?

Normal?: If your are not taking warfarin, the normal values for men and women is between 0.8-1.2, if you are on warfarin, you level depends on the indication, for example for patient with atrial fibrillation the level should be closely monitored and maintained between 2-3. Again it depends on why you are on blood thinners. ...Read more

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Thank you. What is causing the high INR level of 15+. Could it be cancer. It was 17.9 two weeks ago.

Coumadin (warfarin): Assuming your not on Coumadin (warfarin), other causes include liver disease, blood factor deficiencies. ...Read more

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My usual INR is about 1.0 or 1.1, but surgeon wants it to be lowered a bit prior to surgery. What is the lowest safe INR?

Normal INR: INR of 1.0 is considered safe for surgical purposes. There may be more to your story than has been provided in the question. ...Read more

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My INR won't go down it was 9 had vit k went to 1.7 then had 2mg warfarin n it went back to 6.3 could u tell me what's goin on with my INR plz?

My INR won't go down it was 9 had vit k went to 1.7 then had 2mg warfarin n it went back to 6.3 could u tell me what's goin on with my INR plz?

Coumadin (warfarin) sensitivity: Many people are very sensitive to coumadin (warfarin). I have one patient who takes 1 mg and that is enough. We joke about having her lick a pill to make her INR increase. Hang in there with your doctor and they will find the right dose. ...Read more

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I am a nursing student. My patient had an INR of 1.2 so he was put on heparin. Do you know what may have caused his INR to be that low?

I am a nursing student. My patient had an INR of 1.2 so he was put on heparin. Do you know what may have caused his INR to be that low?

Nothing, because...: If nothing is going on, a person will have a normal inr, which is 0.8-1.2. The INR gets higher when a person is put on medication to become anticoagulated. ...Read more

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Would vitamin B6 change my inr? What about vitd, calcium, magnesium and vit c?

Would vitamin B6 change my inr? What about vitd, calcium, magnesium and vit c?

Vit C & Vit K: Taking large quantities (> 2000mg/day) of vitamin c could affect your inr. Most multivitamins contain less than this, though. The other nutrients you list would not effect inr. Vitamin k can, though. Please check your multivitamin ingredients to know whether it contains vit k. It's essential to keep your intake of this vitamin stable, so that your bleeding time will also be stable. ...Read more

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B12 inj (500mcg) for a week, does it increase clotting time, bleeding time? Does it affect prothrombin time & INR? What supplements needed on B12 therapy

B12 inj (500mcg) for a week, does it increase clotting time, bleeding time? Does it affect prothrombin time & INR? What supplements needed on B12 therapy

B12: B12 itself will not influence clotting or bleeding. However, as anemia corrects, blood clotting improves. Platelet count can raise as B12 improves marrow. Take folic acid, other B vitamins, and get potassium from food. ...Read more

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My fiance has had several tests done that always come back with a low bun, potassium and inr. What could be causing these results?

My fiance has had several tests done that always come back with a low bun, potassium and inr. What could be causing these results?

Not abnormal: There is no BUN that is too low. There is no INR that is too low although 1 is considered normal. Potassium can be too low - usual causes are diarrhea, diuretics, vomiting, or unusual dieting. Rare causes include steroid use and Cushing's syndrome. ...Read more

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Is INR of 4.0 dangerous?

Yes: Not an emergency, but risk of abnormal bleeding is increased. ...Read more