Re: Is low pt inr dangerous?
When I developed pulmonary emboli in both lungs my INR was 1.7. I had been on a 6 month regimen of warfarin (Coumadin). I was below therapeutic level but high enough that I received genetic causative testing. I have Factor V Leiden , a genetic problem, and others. My hematologist now wants my INR between 3.5 and 4.
To answer your question, yes it is dangerous. However, warfarin therapy is used quite extensively and is low cost. Target Pharmacies offer a $5 per month warfarin refill. Your doctor probably has a good reason for using Lovenox. Ask him, or her, of there is an alternative you could use.
There are no stupid questions regarding your health. Not asking is problematic.
You need to receive a INR test repeatedly until your INR is therapeutic. Then you need maintenance INR checks. Most hematologist's offices have a test protocol using a test strip similar to diabetic glucose testing. It is much cheaper than having lab work by Quest or Labcorps. Labs can't use the machine as a doctor needs to be present to instruct you on adjusting your medication.
You need to make it a priority to control your INR. If you don't, the ER and ICU visits are much more expensive than any of the medications you are taking.