I take 12.5 mg a day also & have actually gone up higher. When did you have your DVT & did the dr. say you would have to stay on the Coumadin for life?
Also did your dr. tell you that you have a blood disorder that might have caused the DVT ?
I found out after my DVT they ran some additional blood work & found out I have Factor IV Lieden so I will be on this for the rest if my life.
But with Coumadin/ Warafrin you will find you will have routine INR. And based on your INR they will adjust the dosage amount quite frequently until they get it regulated.
I suggest you speak to your Dr. if you are concerned but 12.5 mg is not extreme. I also suggest you do some research on this drug as there are certain restrictions of food that effect your INR.
Best of luck. Kathy
Hi Russ. The other comments are all vey good.
I am a lifer since 2008. My dosage has continuously increased. I'm now on 12.5 to 15 mg. I have protein S deficiency. I'm also concerned that it's high compared to what other people take but if it's what my body needs, so be it. I just look at is as "this is what I need to live".
I am going to check into home testing as you suggested to Kathy.
Best of luck to you!
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