Dear all, I just need a bit of advise.
I had my mitral valve replaced on the 8th of November and I am on warfarin for the rest of my life.
A part from week 2 after surgery, my INR is never been in the desired range.
At the beginning maybe because I was taking antibiotics due to a chest infection, but now is over a month i am not taking anymore antibiotics and it is still not in range. It should be beteween 2.5 and 3.5 but sometimes goes even below 2 and the highest it ha been is 2.2
I know that with some ppl it rates time, but mine seems going lower when I take a bigger dose of warfarin
At the moment I am taking 11mg daily.
Has anyone in this forum experienced anything similar?
I also heard about a different type of warfarin called Sintrom.dit anyone tried it?
Thank you in advance for your help
Who doses your warfarin? Your GP or the anticoagulation clinic? It's still very soon to be thinking you will be stabilised, but I'd encourage you to speak to your anticoagulation clinic if you are worried.
Hi and thank you for you message.
I am under the anticipation clinic.
My main concern is that as they increased the warfarin my INR is going down.
I have expressed my concern to them but they are just keeping increasing.
I went to 9.5 mg to 11mg and my INR went from 2.2 to 1.8.
I know it can take time but I was under the impression that if they increase the warfarin the INR should go up or at least stay stable.
In my case it goes down.
I left hospital that I was in range and since I have been under their guidance I am not in range anymore.
Just wondering if this has happened to other people as well.
I am.keeping the same diet...I am vegeterian and aware of the vitamin k.