it takes what it takesI am surprised how high of a dose that is compared to everyone else.
I've heard of much higher.15mg a day keeps me mostly at 2.5 - 3.5
660 mg per day.
Picture this - you go to visit your in-laws for Christmas and you forget your warfarin. You go to the ER and try to convince the doc to write a prescription.
Now if you were successful you trundle down to the local Walgreens to see if they have 7 bottles of warfarin 10 mg tablets on hand.
...My pharmacology textbook was copyrighted in 1960. It has only about 250 words about warfarin. It was the same text that medical students were using. This was 5 years after it was given to President Eisenhower. Just imagine the feeding frenzy that the news media would go into it it became known that President Bush took a medication that we only knew 250 words about.
I was giving a talk once in a small city where everybody in healthcare had covered for everyone else. They all knew a person who was taking 100 mg daily and was being managed by a hematologist at a university hospital.
jlcsn -- I'm glad to see that you didn't say 'adios' to this forum.
>> As I've said on many other comments, it's best to take the same dose daily. You can pretty easily take your weekly dose, divide it by
Hi !, thank you for your notes and thoughts, i am sure it works for you 100%, as "For Me", if i take 3mg everday it just goes up and up beyond 2,5, and since i tend to keep it around 2, i do the 2.5/3 daily and works just fine "For ME", i am sure that 80% of the people will be as you say, no arguments, as per my own mini-world, it works just fine as i am doing this for 5 years now,
But, i would say your thinking applies in "General" and are very good thoughts,
There is no right and wrong,
If you are being managed by a doctor or clinic, they want you to dose in the evening. As Astro said, this is because you call in your value or get tested in the morning, they you will get your new dose (if needed) during business hours and you can start your new dose the same day they tell you.Taking your warfarin at night so you can see results in the morning makes no sense. Warfarin is slow acting - the effects of the dose you take today won't be detectable for 2 or 3 days (or more). No change will happen overnight.
Whoever told you to do this didn't know how warfarin works.
I missed this until the thread was bumped. Or I probably thought the better of responding at the time. So if I’m supposed to be between 2.5 and 3.5 and two weeks in a row I test at 2.3. I’ve been taking 6mg daily during that time. How would you suggest I divide a 1 mg tablet seven ways so I can take the exact same dose daily? If I go to 7 mg daily, I’m going to shoot way past 3.5.Again, Superman, if you don't take the same daily dose, your INR will vary from day to day. Depending on which day you test, you'll probably get a slightly different value. If you change your dosage based on the value when you test, you may wind up slightly over- or slightly under- dosing.