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Does my new prescription for Ranexa work like a blood

Does my new prescription...

Does my new prescription for Ranexa work like a blood thinner

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I'm 85 and daily use about t0-12 prescriptions, including Warfarin (sp?). Today I had a high INR number, and for some reason (always age-related these days I didn't tell the pharmacist. Probably I should ask the clinic such questions.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

They have all my past medical records including all my prescriptions. You probably have a good idea of what they would be--standard heart patient things for a patient with a mechanical aortic valve.

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ranexa is not a blood thinner, the exact mechanism is unknown

but it does help more blood get to heart muscles

ranexa can interact with warfarin and can increase warfarin levels which could have caused your higher INR levels.

you may need lower doses of warfarin if you continue to take ranexa.

let me know if you have questions.

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