... found out 2 moor in same leg so back on warfarin now for life,blood at moment is 1.7 what dose this mean? and what sorts of food with vitamin k in do i cut out ? my blood range shold be abt 2.3 can anyone help pls
Hi Sandy; If you are on warfarin, you will be advised to check out your PT-INR at regular (monthly?) intervals. PT-INR stands for prothrombin time i.e. clotting interval and INR is the international normalising ratio. Ideally, the PTINR reading should be between 2 and 3. If it is above 3, you will have to reduce the dosage of Warfarin. On the other hand, if it is lower than 2, you may have to increase the dosage. It is not wise to cut out Vit K food like green leafy vegetables (like cabbage, lettuce, spinach, etc). You can instead reduce the portions by 33% for a couple of days before you go in for PTINR.
- Warfarin Information for Consumers
- Warfarin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Warfarin (detailed)
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