How long for alcohol to affect INR?
I am planning on going to the local winery tomorrow. I know there is a lot of discussion/disagreement about whether alcohol affects the INR or how (increase or decrease). My question is this--if the wine does affect my INR, how long will it take? I know a change in warfarin takes about 3 days to affect the INR. Would the alcohol effect be immediate or would it take some days? I have done a lot of reading and can't find anything on this subject (how long it would take). I am having my INR checked on Tuesday. Thanks for any input you may have. Mary
Modified Bentall aortic root replacement with a
number 23 St. Jude valve conduit
Replacement of ascending aorta with a
number 28 Hemashield graft using right axillary cannulation
Dr. Richard Mellitt, Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, MO, May 3, 2010