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Why Acitrom Given At 6pm
This is in the: Range of 2-3 which is most common therapeutic target range. What are you being treated for? ...Read more
My prothrombin time is 14.3 & inr is 1.32. I am on acitrom 3 & acitrom 4 on alternate days... is it ok?
What is difference between Acitrom and Warfarin? I am taking 2.5mg of Acitrom and now I am planning to shift toWa? Rfarin 2.5mg. Does it make any effect?
Similar but not same: Both Acitrom and Warfarin act in the same way, by blocking the effect of Vitamin K so you make less clotting factors. The main difference is how long the medication says in your body after taking a dose. Warfarin stays about 3 times longer. With both medications you need to check your blood test (INR or prothrombin time) regularly to make sure you are taking the right dose. ...Read more
Please explain why is acitrom prescribed for me when I am suffering from a heart diseasecalled mitral r for the last 20 years?
?: Acitrom is an anticoagulant available in india - not in the usa. Are you sure you're really in louisville, ky? By mitral r - do you mean mitral regurgitation? If so, mr can lead to atrial fibrillation which is an indication for anticoagulation, but, if you have severe mr, the preferred treatment is mitral valve repair since, over time, severe mr will ruin your heart unless fixed. ...Read more
Taking acitrom, INR 1.8, hv hepc n liver cirohsis, pt 74.8, taking 1 mg n 2mg on alternate days. Pl advice?
Coumarin derivative: Acitrom is a coumarin derivative similar to coumadin (warfarin). It is not available in the United States. It is a blood thinner intended to treat or prevent blood clot formation. Use of this medication in patients with cirrhosis can be life threatening & should be closely monitored by a physician. A therapeutic inr is between 2-3 or higher depending on the condition it is being used for. Consult your dr. ...Read more
Hi. My husband get stroke when on warfarin. So doctors shifted him on acitrom. I am not getting it in guyana, what is the best replacement for acitrome?
Acitrom is coumarin: Acitrom (acenocoumarol) is similar to Warfarin (coumadin) in that both are in the coumarin class of drugs & work essentially the same way. It's hard to advise you since most docs won't know what drugs are available in Guyana. Use HealthTap Prime to help figure that out. Newer drugs like Rivaroxaban work differently but are equally effective. Oddly, coumadin comes from tonka tree (native to Guyana) ...Read more
I am 16 yrs old and suffering from dvt is there any way to get rid of this problem and I am taking acitrom?
Maintain INR 2-3: Did a doc tell you the cause of the DVT? (Were u on contraceptive pills, or does DVTs run in your family?) Other than preventative measures, the only way to treat DVT is with blood thinners. Acitrom (Nicoumalone) is an acceptable Coumadin form, though it isn't used much in USA. Maintain the INR b/w 2-3 for about 6 months, & the clot should go way. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD if you seek alternativ ...Read more
Hepc n cirohsis...Last 1 month INR showing as 1.3 and 1.4.....Taking acitrom (blood thinner) 2 mg daily...Shld I increase acitrom or is it due to hepc?
See your physician: Hep c causing liver cirrohsis can cause inr to go up because of liver not being able to produced enough coagulation factors. Not sure why you are on acitrom which is acenocoumarol and not available in usa by this name, it comes as Coumadin (warfarin) but not sure about indication in your case. So please discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Can we take 1 clove of garlic everyday if taking acitrom (coumadin). Having hepc n liver cirohsis, mvr done 2006?
This could be a: Problem. Clove contains eugenol which can slow blood clotting. Clove should be stopped at least 2 weeks before surgeries to reduce bleeding risk. It may be contraindicated with some bleeding disorders. There is potential for bleeding / bruising if mixed with an anticoagulant or anti-platelet medication. Please don't begin this garlic regimen without first discussing with your physician. ...Read more
Patient on acitrom, aftr DVT & PE, after 5 days of discharge a PTT is done PTT patient=20.2s, ctrol=15s, PT Ratio=1.34, INR=1.3, kindly expln t result.
Keep taking med: The medicine that you are taking is a Vitamin K antagonist. It slowly decreases Vitami K dependent proteins that help blood to clot. It can take anywhere from 3-7 days for these proteins to be depleted. Also you need to limit or avoid foods high in Vitamin K (please Google these). Continue the medication and see your provider as scheduled. ...Read more
Dear doc, am taking acitrom for pulmonary hypertension, currently it is 3mg, yesterday my inr was found 1.41, to what extent should I increase my dose?
That is: NOT a question to ask on the internet. You have an MD, consult him/her. However, if u do home monitorring, look at you pattern and you might be abe to figure it own your own--but STILL, get in touch wi ur MD. ...Read more
I have been taking treatment for DVT more than 10 years. Acitrom& preem16 are the drugs taking regularly. Will it affect my sex life? Can I gve birth?
No, yes: Acitrom is an anticoagulant similar to warfarin. You are taking because you had a blood clot at a very early age. It is unusual to have a DVT at 17 and it could be related to a genetic reason that you clot more than other people. Only you and your doctor know if you have a clotting problem that needs lifelong anticoagulation, it is possible. You might stop the drug prior to delivery if pregnant. ...Read more
My wife's I n r decreased to 1.1 level form 2.34 level she is on acitrom 2mg (warfarin)is it alarming she suffered a blood clot in brain no spspeech?
Worrisome: Although you do not provide information as to why the warfarin was originally started, assuming this was to deal with either a cardiac arrhythmia or distant embolism risk, the inr of 1.1 was too low, and therefore, protection was in fact suboptimal. Appears she did suffer stroke at time, and now needs speech therapy. However, you need to discuss what the best preventative rx for future. ...Read more
Having heart disease, hepc, liver cirohsis, gallstone. Taking acitrom 1mg n 2mg alternate days. Can we give garlic alternate day n 1mg acitrom daily..
Garlic: What good effects do you expect from garlic. With all the problems, adding extra things into the mix, especially unproven ones may be a bad idea. ...Read more
Hepc n cirohsis, taking blood thinner acitrom, stopped for 4 days as bleeding from stool, found piles. Now INR is 1...Taking acitrom 2mg. Pl advice?
SLE for 12 years. I had Mini stroke in 2011. I am getting slurred speech often. Is it because muscle weekness or nerve? Acitrom 2 - 3mg based on InR..
Possibly related: If you had a stroke which caused you to have any slurring of speech and that is now getting worse or getting more frequent it may be a residual effect of the stroke. A neurological with speech evaluation together may help give you more information. You may need to enroll in a bit of speech therapy and practice speaking to make things better. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Blood: 1st step is simply check the random blood sugar. Your random blood sugar requires a blood sample. Your random blood sugar should be between 70 and 120. If the blood sugar is higher than 120 (dependent upon how much higher), the next step would be a blood a1c test or a glucose tolerance test. ...Read more
Urinalysis: Any urgent or a primary care office should carry out a quick urine dip to determine an uti. An official test would be a urine culture which takes longer. Otherwise your clinical symptoms such as burning, frequency, urgency, chills, fever and hestinancy would increase likelihood. ...Read more
Protect next child: If you are rh negative & your newborn rh positive, then you will develop antibodies against rh positive blood. If your next child is also rh positive these antibodies may cross the placenta causing a serious problem, hemolytic anemia. In that case your newborn will be very ill & may require many blood transfusions. Rh factor helps prevent you from developing these dangerous antibodies. ...Read more
Almost anywhere: It is hard to go wrong with B12 injections. Anywhere there is enough fat can be used, but usually the stomach, buttock, upper arm. I teach my patients to do home B12 injections all the time. There are actually lots of You Tube videos teaching people how to give shots. ...Read more
IV nutrition: Tpn stands for total parenteral nutrition. Enteral means that the GI tract is used (the patient is eating or tube feeds are being given). Parenteral means that the intravenous route is being used instead. Tpn is used when it's not safe to used the GI tract (for instance, when there's a bowel obstruction) or when the GI tract isn't functioning properly (e.g. Short bowel syndrome). ...Read more
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