No - Almus and Teva:Marevan right?
this is proving very interesting, in Finland there was mainly Marevan (and indeed people didn't know what Warfarin was but knew "Blood Thinners" and "Marevan" (at least around Eastern Finland where I lived).No - Almus and Teva:
The brand does change from time to time - I assume a commercial decision by my pharmacy.
Our former President, Barack Obama used to speak like that ..... LONG sentences. But, to his credit, he always circled back and tied them together with a relevant conclusion.yeah, sorry about that ... I know its a bit of a "writers cardinal sin", but (in my defense) it is at least 3 sentences...
I just fired my GP over this.by making that variance in dose smaller (from dose to dose) you can then make a clearer decision about what to do. If the dose is varying wildly you need to understand the half life of warfarin and this will make any estimations of residual warfarin harder to grasp
Hi Leadville,I’ve just got back off holiday last night . I must admit I’ve tested everyday since Monday and took 5mg a day instead of my normal 8.5mg as I was still enjoying my holiday if you know what I mean .It came down gradually till Thursday the day we set off home and because I’ve not had a beer since Wednesday night its dropped quite quick today to 3.0 from 4.1 yesterday. I’m going back to my normal dose tonight . I make myself sound like I drink a lot but I normally only have a few beers at weekends. I will have to stop going on all these holidays
I have a plan b: may I suggest you invite one of us on holidays with you for dosing advice in order to continue to enjoy them as intendedHi L
I make myself sound like I drink a lot but I normally only have a few beers at weekends. I will have to stop going on all these holidays
This didn't sound like a rant, to me. It's upsetting and frustrating when you know more about it than your doctor, and the doctor doesn't take any effort to understand it.I just fired my GP over this.
I've been struggling trying to get him to understand this concept and he couldn't get his head around it. My INR was at 3.4 (range 2.5-3.5) he kept telling me to stop for a day and then drop my repetitive dose from 10mg to alternating 5 and 7.5. I KNOW if I did this I'd be in the 1. something range.
He threatened to stop writing scripts for warfarin. I'd had enough.
Now I'm going to a walk in clinic to a doc who "seems" to understand what's going on and he has no problems writing up the scripts.
Sorry for the rant. The doc was harder to manage than my INR!
I confirmed with my pharmacist mate that in Australia there is only Coumadin and Marevan (he could be wrong, but usually he isn't)
At this time of year it makes a change from people's holiday pics!I love how this thread has morphed into "pill picks"
its interesting as in Australia I get a prescription that has "repeats" which is usually 3 repeats. This enables me to also at the discretion of the pharmacist get all 4 servings at once. So I can go in and get 4 bottles of 50.And interesting how prescribing policies vary so much.