Why are INR levels so good for 4 to 6months & then just go up or down on next diet has not changed at all inr can be 2.5 &in a few months will be 3.8
Body chemistry changes can effect Coumadin as well as diet changes. You can have slight fluctuations in diet that effect the coumadin. Vitamin K is an "antidote" to coumadin. Green leafy veggies can contain Vit K. The amount of Vit K can differ in one batch of veggies to another. But really the body chemisrty itself can change the way coumadin acts. Many medicines can react with coumadin as well. That's why it is of the utmost importance to have regular INR's done.
I am just going to give you a few of the highlights, Don't change Coumdain brands without the knowledge of your doctor, do not start any other medications without your doctor/pharmacists knowledge, do not stop taking Coumadin with the advice of your doctor. Coumadin is best taken on an empty stomach but I am going to stop right here every person is different and needs to be guided by a doctor instead of a book just wanted to give you tidbuits of information you take really good care and allow the doctor to know any changes in you oh another thing you are probably tested in a routine basis (like weekly) for coumadin levels thats dangerous not to be so be sure and follow having that done those blood tests are important,
- Coumadin Information for Consumers
- Coumadin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Coumadin (detailed)
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