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Warfarin Dosing


Version 2.0 /  Future versions of this program will likely contain proprietary algorithms that will support daily dosing.   This current version provides general guidelines based on the information selected below.  The responses are derived from statements found in the 6th ACCP guidelines. In many cases direct quotes are used from this valuable reference.  Recent studies confirmed the importance of initiating warfarin therapy with lower doses (eg 5mg) as opposed to older protocols which advocated higher initial dosages (7.5 - 10mg).  

Updated sections (Feb 2012)led

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What is the range of INR's I should target?
Initial dose above 5 mg?
Does the patient have Protein C deficiency:
What should I do if the patient's INR is outside the therapeutic range?
Is the patient undergoing an invasive procedure?


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