Travelling with Warfarin
April 5, 2010 7:46 PM Subscribe
I am on Warfarin for FVL thrombophilia (7.5 mg/day, INR = 2.0-3.0) and I am thinking about travelling for more than a month away from home.
Have you done this?
How did you get your blood test done and find a doctor?
posted by noonknight to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
As you may know, we warfarin users must get our INR (blood test) done once/month, if not more frequently. Travel has thus far been limited to a one month time frame.
I am thinking of doing some EXTENSIVE travel to Asia and Europe.
Finding a doctor may be as simple as going to the nearest hospital, but one wonders about the cost, quality of care, quality of blood work, and quality of prescription drugs, especially in the third world/developing world.
Have you done this in Asia or Europe? Maybe in Latin America?