15 January 2009
Warfarin's therapeutic range
Posted by Admin on Thursday, January 15, 2009 in + PHARMACOLOGY | Comments : 6
Take note that other factors may affect your lab values, green leafy vegetables, liver, multivitamins and other food rich in Vitamin K may counter the effect of warfarin, on the other hand some drugs like aspirin may also potentiate its effect.
The same principle applies to heparin except that in heparin you have to check the Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) instead of the PT, and the antidote is protamine sulfate. Therapeutic range for heparin is 1.5 to 2.5. Visit this link for more LAB VALUES