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The Coaguchek is a device for taking INR at home. Your pharmacist or nurse can advise you how to best use this device.
You must already have received a prescription for this condition within the past 2 years. If the prescription comes from another pharmacy, make sure you have proof of your prescription (ex.: the prescription label).
Anticoagulant therapy - Initial meeting for INR monitoring
Taking warfarin (Coumadin), a blood thinning medication, requires very close monitoring and special education. Your pharmacist will give you the information necessary to properly use this medication and the lifestyle habits to have on a daily basis. After having received your targets from your doctor, the pharmacist will make sure to closely monitor your INR management. This will help you remain within the safe targets.
INR monitoring (Follow-up meeting)
Taking warfarin (Coumadin), a blood thinning medication, requires very close monitoring and special education. Your pharmacist will give you the information necessary to properly use this medication and the lifestyle habits to apply on a daily basis. Then, after obtaining the therapeutic targets from the doctor and based on your INR result, the pharmacist can adjust your Warfarin (Coumadin) treatment dose in order to remain within the safe targets. They will also establish the date for your next blood test in order to obtain the INR result.
Blood test to monitor INR
For patients taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinning medicine), such as warfarin (Coumadin), the nurse will take a blood sample to obtain your INR result. This will enable your pharmacist to adjust your medication, depending on various conditions.
INR testing with CoaguCheck
For patients taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinning medicines) such as warfarin (Coumadin), a blood sample can be taken in pharmacies using a Coaguchek monitor. This will enable your pharmacist to obtain your INR result and adjust your medication, depending on various conditions.
A nurse can take all the samples requested by the doctor, including a blood test, urine collection, stool or throat culture, etc.
A healthcare professional can provide you with the annual seasonal flu vaccine.
Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
Atopic dermatitis, better known as eczema, often presents as a rash where the skin becomes red, dry, irritated and itchy. A pharmacist will suggest good habits to adopt to reduce the next break out and will prescribe, if conditions allow, a treatment to control your eczema.