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    St Jude Valves

    Does Costo get it from Teva? Before switcing back to generics, i wanted to know if brand name stabilizes my INR or not.
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    St Jude Valves

    I'm planning to stay with coumadin for rest of the year and then move my prescription from walmart to CVS and go back to generics.
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    St Jude Valves

    I only did lovenox once when I was testing only once a week and my INR went from 2.9 to 1.4 after missing my warfarin for 1 day. I consulted with my cardiologist and nurse and decided to go with lovenox the next day. Now, I'm testing twice a week (even though i don't need to), but till my INR...
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    St Jude Valves

    You're right. I only did lovenox once and probably wont do it again, unless my INR goes too low. But now with me testing twice a week, there is probably no need. I still plan to keep lovenox at home (for emergency). I think i got 4 injection for $80 and they expire Dec 2020. I don't mind...
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    St Jude Valves

    Sometimes my INR goes from 2.5 to 3.2 in the span of 3 days, and that's why i test at lab on Wednesday (covered by insurance) and test at home on Sunday (almost free except strips). I've direct access to my nurse (her personal cell), so that I can talk to her and get advice. Few months ago i...
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    St Jude Valves

    My INR range was initially set 2.0 - 3.0. I was taking 15 mg warfarin every day (without baby aspirin) to maintain my INR range, but i accidentally took (10 mg of warfarin + 5 mg of crestor) instead of taking (10 mg + 5 mg of warfarin). Next week testing showed my INR to be 1.8 and my nurse did...
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    A tale of Endocarditas and valve replacement.

    James: Best wishes from Atlanta
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    New Coag-Sense meter

    my cardiologist approved home testing after 90 days. I think that restriction was placed by the insurance company
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    New Coag-Sense meter

    Thats true, most of the people will not need it, if they test weekly. I keep loveneox at home, because even with weekly testing, my INR fluctuates drastically in 2-3 days. I'd situations where my INR has gone down from 2.9 to 1.4 in 2 days (1 missed INR dosage)
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    New Coag-Sense meter

    IMHO, it's always good to have 4 Lovenox injections at home with expiration 12 months in future and test at home. That way, you can always administer lovenox, if INR goes sub-therapeutic.
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    Volunteer Roll Call

    I am the member of Mended Hearts Chapter 81 and they have visitor program. I am planning to sign up for it to visit hospitals in/around Atlanta area and meet OHS patients.
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    New Coag-Sense meter

    As per Chris signature, he has Tissue valve, so INR 1.2 may not be that big of a deal.
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    Anybody using Coag Sense for INR testing?

    My insurance allows me to go to clinic. I also self-test at home. My clinic blood draw and my self test both are done with CoaguCheck XS.
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    May have forgotten warfarin for two days

    I may end up moving my pharmacy from Walmart to either Costco or CVS, after 90 day trial with brand name Coumadin.
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    May have forgotten warfarin for two days

    I have really high metabolism (never gain weight). I've gone on bulking phase (up to 5000 calorie diet) for 3 months and only gained 8 pounds. We're planning to use brand name Coumadin for 90 days and see if it stabilizes INR fluctuations. I'm not taking any other medicines (except crestor and...
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    Anybody using Coag Sense for INR testing?

    I also keep all the records. My insurance pays for the service. I pay $1.50 per INR test and then i test at home as well from my personal Coagucheck XS.
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    May have forgotten warfarin for two days

    standard INR recommendation for aortic position is 2-3. However my INR fluctuates more than 1 point within 2-3 days and therefore we (me and my cardiologist) agree to 2.5-3.5. I try to be around 3.0, so that even if i my INR goes down by 1, I'm still a 2.0. I'm moving to brand name coumadin...
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    May have forgotten warfarin for two days

    usually you don't need lovenox, if you're not sub-therapeutic for few days, but since I'd a TIA in 2018 and my INR fluctuates a lot (I take 13 mg to maintain 2.5 - 3.5), I don't want to take any chances.
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    May have forgotten warfarin for two days

    I've On-X valve in aortic position and On-X recommends 1.5 - 2.0 with 1 baby aspirin. However my current INR recommended range is 2.5 - 3.5 (because my INR fluctuates a lot) If my INR ever goes below 2.0, i plan to do the following for at least 2 days and then retest. increase my warfarin...
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    May have forgotten warfarin for two days

    Same here. I keep 4 lovenox injections at home, so that if my INR goes too low because of missed dosage, I can take lovenox injections every 10-12 hours for 2 days and use that time to increase my warfarin dosage to bring my INR up. This allows me to not run to urgent care/ emergency to get...


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