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stop and restart
Posted by: andy hofstedt ()
Date: 18 June, 2013 03:01PM

My coleuges and I are have difference of oppinion with regard to rat stoping and restarting warfrin. e.g when rat says to stop for 2 days and restart. They are used to altering the does to what the patient will take during the next week. where as I understood the dose listed was the equivalent weekly dose on which rat was suggesting to restart the patient on. your advice would be appreciated

Re: stop and restart
Posted by: Colm Rafferty ()
Date: 18 June, 2013 04:00PM

Dear Andy,
You are right.
Omit 2 days warfarin then restart on the weekly dose outlined by RAT.
You will see that the new dose is 75-80% of the previous dose.
A dose is given for every day in case the patient does not return on the required review date.
Colm Rafferty

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