People who need anticoagulation therapy may
Valvular Heart Disease
Artificial Heart Valves
Irregular Heart Beat
Deep Vein Thrombosis
The amount of warfarin required for every individual varies, &
is dependent on your INR (International Normalized Ratio), i.e. how long your blood takes to clot.
INR is affected by your weight, diet,
& surprisingly, racial background. I remembered there is an interesting article
- Genetic Epidemiology on this.
Amount of anticoagulation medication required may change over
time, as INR fluctuates due to weight or diet. It is extremely important to maintain your INR theraputic range, so
as to avoid your blood from becoming too thin or thick.
If you have fever, diarrhoea, vomitting for instance, please do
visit a docter as your blood may be thinner in these instances.
Also, you may look out for signs of obvious or
internal bleeding, which include:
Unusual & extensive brusing &
Heavier / longer mentrual bleeding
red or dark colour urine
red or black tarry stools
red or coffee ground-like vomit
Shortness of breath
Pain in chest / head / joints etc
Sudden onset of severe headache with/without nausea or
Above are some of Warfarin dosing
It is best to consult a doctor if you feel unwell. Please do
not attempt to self-medicate.