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Is INR test advisable while on Warfarin?

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Dr. Benard Shehu

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Posted on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: i've have just been prescribed 10mg of apixiban. do i have to have check ups for my IRN.
I have heart failure and due to have a mitral & tuscupid valve operation in due course. I have been taking warfarin previously but had adverse side effects
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Following advice

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

You don't need to monitor I.N.R levels. I.N.R is monitored when you use warfarine, since the Apixaban has a different mechanism of action you don't need to measure I.N.R.

Hope this will be of help!
Wish you health!
Dr. Shehu
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