stuff that "jamms up the disposal hole in the bucket" is indeed an issueThis is good advice backed up by the literature. In three days my INR went from 3.1 to 9.7 after going on amiodarone. It had the effect of approximately doubling my warfarin dose.
Not true. The meters don't actually draw blood products into the meter.The only thing about buying used is there are blood products from previous user on machine. I went with new machine instead ,bought from wilbourn medical. It just showed up today. Payed 900 bucks for the kit. Insurance wanted to charge 3k to rent machine. Will see how it works out. I saw a used one just for machine was 180 bucks on eBay. I don’t need to get HepC or other virus like HIV, I have managed to avoid that working in medical field all of my life. YMMV
And to think that, when I was having serious arrhythmias, my cardiologist started me on that NASTY STUFF (amiodarone).Thanks Amy.
I note # 2 - wish that I was aware of this before going on amiodarone:
"Amiodarone (Cordarone/Nexterone) - This antiarrhythmic medication is even more infamous than sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim for interacting with warfarin!"
" Consider a pre-emptive 30-50% reduction in warfarin dose with amiodarone initiation. "
This is good advice backed up by the literature. In three days my INR went from 3.1 to 9.7 after going on amiodarone. It had the effect of approximately doubling my warfarin dose.
I see new Coag-Sense machines on eBay quite frequently. I would have ABSOLUTELY NO FEAR of a used Coag-Sense meter, as long as it comes with some kind of guarantee.I didn’t see that a new machine was sold on eBay. I just know that the possibility of infection from a used machine maybe infinitesimally small to get an infection; but it’s not non-existent which is my entire point. If it’s new and cheap rock on , I missed out on it. Happy with what I got 50 test strips/controls/capillary tubes/coag sense meter/finger stick cartridges.
It is indeed very nasty stuff. It wreaks havoc on your liver and drastically increases cancer rates for those on it long term. I'm very glad that I was only on it for one month, which does not correlate with long term damage or cancer risk.And to think that, when I was having serious arrhythmias, my cardiologist started me on that NASTY STUFF (amiodarone).