CoaguChek warn­ing

Pharmacy Daily - - Front Page -

AU­THOR­I­TIES in the UK have is­sued an alert to pa­tients on blood thin­ners who use the Roche CoaguChek de­vice to test their blood clot­ting func­tion, ad­vis­ing them to check their test strips.

Roche says the CoaguChek XS Pt Test, CoaguChekPT Test and CoaguCHek XS PT RST test strips may give in­ac­cu­rate INR re­sults, mean­ing pa­tients over or un­der­dose with an­ti­co­ag­u­lant drugs.

The UK Medicines and Health­care prod­ucts Reg­u­la­tory Agency has es­ti­mated more than 125,000 test strip packs have been af­fected, and any­one whose test strip read­ing is above 4.5 INR is be­ing ad­vised to dis­cuss the re­sults with a health­care pro­fes­sional.

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