Warfarin monitoring for visitors

VISITORS/TEMPORARY RESIDENTS WHO TAKE BLOOD THINNING MEDICATION (WARFARIN)

Blood-thinning medicines (such as Warfarin) are drugs that help to prevent blood clots forming and require regular blood test to monitor the level within the blood (also known as an INR or anti-coagulant blood test)

They are often prescribed after a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or a stroke caused by a blockage (an ischaemic stroke).

Please note that Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre is unable to monitor INR levels for visitors or Temporary Residents in the area.

Visitors to the area and Temporary Residents should attend the Drop-In service provided by

Quantock Out-Patients, Ground Floor, Weston General Hospital
Grange Road

Uphill
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS23 4TQ

Telephone: Main Hospital switchboard: 01934 636363

They will take the required blood test and provide you with the result. You should then contact your own GP so that he or she can look at your warfarin history and advise you if you should alter your blood thinning medication dose.

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