CoagMax® – Home Use
- Are you on long-term oral anticoagulation? E.g. Coumadin® (Warfarin) / Marcumar® (Phenprocoumon)
- Are your INR results currently relatively stable?
- Are you confident enough to take a greater role in your anticoagulation management?
- Would you prefer to test your own INR using a Fingerstick device or visit a clinic to have a venous blood sample taken?
- Does your caring physician support a change in monitoring?
- Does the independence provided by self-testing appeal to you/ fit your lifestyle better?
If your answers to the above questions are yes, ask your doctor about the possibility of moving to self-testing.
Kiwi, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Peas, Lettuce, Spinach, Turnip, Collard, Mustard greens, Parsley, Kale, Some Mayonnaise, Some Margarine, Canola oil, Soybean oil, Vitamins, Soybeans, Cashews, Beef liver, Pork liver
Your doctor will advise you to eat these foods in moderation and consistently. If you make any major changes in your diet or start a weight loss plan please consult your doctor.
Alcohol can affect the performance of anticoagulants, but this does not mean that you must avoid all alcohol. Serious problems can occur with alcohol and Coumadin (warfarin) when youdrink more than 2-4 units a day or when you change your usual pattern. Binge drinking is not good for you. Be careful on special occasions or holidays, and drink only what you usuallywould on any regular day of the week.
Any product containing aspirin may lessen the ability of your blood to form clots and may harm you when you take Coumadin (Warfarin). If you take a daily aspirin, talk with your doctor about what dose is right for you. Other medicines you get over-the-counter may have aspirin in them. Your doctor must approve all your medications, including those medicines you have taken before you started Coumadin (Warfarin).