Inr Reading And Zyrtec

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will zyrtec alter my pro-time?
I take Coumadin because I have
a St. Judes mechanical aortic valve.



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Over the course of several months my Pro-time INR readings have been satisfactory---requirng no change in Coumadin dosage.

"Suddenly" the readings became erratic-- to the extent that instead of monthly pro- times--I've had to have the INR checked weekly.

The only "new" drug I've been taking is Zyrtec.

I asked my PCP if Zyrtec can influence the INR. She replied-- "It's possible."

So I cut out the Zyrtec--even though it's been very helpful. After 2-3 weekly checks --sans Zyrtec----things are okay.

I wonder if any of your respondents
have had similar experience.

Thank you

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