Hi all - I'm making the switch imminently but my anticoagulation team and the haematologist at the warfarin clinic have said as my INR was 3.5 on Thursday, I need to stop taking warfarin on Sunday and Monday and return for my INR test on Tuesday (because of the bank holiday weekend) and ensure it is below 2.5 before starting on Rivoroxaban. I am unsure of this advice and I did point out my concerns to the team - I don't think it is a good idea to stop taking warfarin for 2 days and think by reducing my dose (I was on 9/10/10mg) to 8mg for those two days, my INR would fall into the right range. Does anyone else have a view on this? My concern is that APS doesn't discriminate and I still need to be effectively anticoagulated (INR target range is 2-3). Thanks in advance.
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