My Father Had Heart Valve Replacement In the Year 2000 and Has Been On Acitrom In

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My father had heart valve replacement in the year 2000 and has been on Acitrom ince then. Lately INR value has started coming down to about 1.5. Despite increasing the dose to 6 mg daily the INR is not going up. Earlier with a dose of 4mg & 5,g oon alternate days he was able to maintain an INR level of 2. Pl advise
asked Nov 20, 2009 by anonymous

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Please contact your doctor, particularly the cardiac surgeon, for necessary guidance. Going to any other doctor may not be so helpful. You should plan quarterly visit (assuming things remain normal, otherwise)to the cardiologist so that they know the patient's body response to drugs.
answered Dec 15, 2010 by anonymous

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