How much warfarin do you take to get to an inr of 2.5 to 3.5?

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You are so rude and did not have to bash me here. You were not nice to me at all. So no need to respond since you cannot be respectful to me.
carolinemc,
I don't believe I was rude or disrespectful to you in my message to you in post #33 but you gave me an angry face:mad:. Do you have any interest in responding to my question to you?
Post #33
 
Yes, but if you look at the times table you showed, things like calculating the 'constant' were separated from the dosing chart. The spacing actually makes it a bit trickier (if not just trickier looking) than a chart with no spaces.

But it's probably not worth the time or effort to debate this.
 
Hey, people, lets stay civil.

The moderator keeps this place from getting out of hand (unlike another, now defunct, valve replacement site that called open season for brutal strings of attack, response, attack again, etc. that I eventually just got the hell out of).

Yes, some of the people are poorly informed (and aggressively support their erroneous positions), but it does little good to call them out for their persistent mistakes and erroneous viewpoints.

I'll try to stay civil. It would be good if we all did.
 
But it's probably not worth the time or effort to debate this.
agreed ... especially because you know that
  • there is a range not a single specific number you need to be at (such as you must be 2.4)
  • the measurements are rubbery (unlike dividing 12 by 3)
yet you somehow can't think all of these things while looking at it and so it is clearly "not worth debate"
 
Which makes the 'constant' not a constant. The 'constant' is rubbery.

In my case, I don't rely on a spreadsheet to calculate my dosage - I use a spreadsheet to track my dosage and INR and make and record minor adjustments when necessary. I also realize that because INR is somewhat rubbery, I can't count on it being the same from week to week.

I don't need a formula to manage my INR -- no matter how slick it looks.
 
, or i can split the 1 mg tabs and do 4.5 mg every day.

I like this approach and, in fact, do the same thing with larger pills.

I take 11mg. One 10mg. Half of a 2mg. All of my warfarin tabs are scored and easy to split.

I never have to ask myself “do I start this week with the higher dose or the lower dose?”

Yes, I could get a script for 1mg pills easy (and have in the past) and not split pills. However, having this setup is more to my liking for jumping around. Keep in mind that at one point I was taking 14mg (10 + two of the 2mg)
 
I never said, or even implied, that nobody needs your formula.

To me, it just complicates things, especially since the constant is a historic one - you have to be taking warfarin for a while to determine what the constant is. For me, finding the dosage that worked was a bit of trial and error, but once I got to a dosage that 'sort of' worked for me, I was at a point where I could make minor adjustments and stay in range.

I suspect that for people new to anticoagulation, using your basic model may help them starting out (even without the constant) to approach their correct dosage, from which they can tune it somewhat finer.

But, again, I said it's a bit hard to read, and may be a bit much to follow, but I don't think I said to NOT use it.

(Yes, I've been self testing and self managing since 2009. Before that, I was careless and went a LONG time between tests. When I started testing, it was probably three years since the previous test. Stupid. Careless. I was taking a dose that was adequate for keeping me out of trouble, but I wouldn't do this again).
 
Hey, just because my dosage is managed by a Coumadin clinic doesn’t mean I don’t keep a record for myself. I get a handy INR results log book from Acelis connected health. I fill it in after each weekly test. If it’s out of range, I write in the comments section whether I’ve taken medication or otc items or if I’ve been sick. Since I used to manage myself for a few years, this info is still important for me to have.
 
Hey, people, lets stay civil.

The moderator keeps this place from getting out of hand (unlike another, now defunct, valve replacement site that called open season for brutal strings of attack, response, attack again, etc. that I eventually just got the hell out of).

Yes, some of the people are poorly informed (and aggressively support their erroneous positions), but it does little good to call them out for their persistent mistakes and erroneous viewpoints.

I'll try to stay civil. It would be good if we all did.
CarolineMC - I don't understand the angry face.
 
There were a handful of people in the post that this description fit, but nobody came forward to claim that the shoe fit. CarolineMC just assumed that I was describing her.

I'll neither confirm nor deny if she was one of the people in the description. If any of the people who read this think it fits, it probably does.
 
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