INR - too low

Good morning all. This morning I did self-test my INR is 1.7. I went straight to the hospital as I'm very worried. Now, I'm sitting in the anticoagulant clinic to get injection I've been told. Do you know what injection they will administer I heard the nurse Chex-something. Has anyone had experience like this? and is there a side -effect from the injection?

Thanks.

Rona

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  • Don't be worried. I expect that they will just do a blood draw test and re-adjust your warfarin dose. Unless you are about to have an ablation or cardioversion they are unlikely to give you heparin I think. Please don't get so worried about INR .

    Bob

  • Thanks Bob. You made me feel a little bit better already. I've been pace and ablate already.

    Have a good weekend!

    Best,

    Rona

  • Rona

    They might give you a heparin jab it's very similar to warfarin but very fast acting

    You will be fine

    Ian

  • Hi Ian. They are giving me Clexane. Thank you.

    Best,

    Rona

  • I wonder if they were talking about coaguchek?? That's just a blood test as they would check your INR too.

    I think they will just increase your warfarin and it rises quite quickly so don't worry

  • Thanks Rosy.

    Have a good day.

    Best,

    Rona

  • Clexane is a type of Heparin so you are in good hands!

  • Hi Rosy. Had the Clexane injection and they have increased warfarin dosage so hopefully, INR should be stable soon.

    Thanks.

    Rona

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