INR is a measurement of blood coagulation in the circulatory system. It is used to determine the clotting rate of blood which can be affected by anticoagulant usage, liver damage and Vitamin K levels
It is recommended that warfarin recipients undergo international normalized ratio (INR) testing every 4 weeks. A normal INR score is typically between 2 to 3. If an INR score is too low, a patient can be at risk for a blood clot. On the other hand, if the INR is too high, patients could also experience bleeding. Be in the know, schedule an appointment today with our pharmacist at Liberty Market Pharmacy.
Your doctor will typically prescribe warfarin and measure how well that dose "thins" the blood. The dose may be adjusted up or down depending on the result and to ensure the dose is sufficient in preventing clots without causing excessive bleeding. This balance requires careful monitoring. A Liberty Market Pharmacist will create a regular schedule to help you monitor and control your INR levels.