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A 16-year-old male asked:

Taking warfarin for heart, have hepc n cirohsis, gall stone...can i take walnuts ?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: You can eat walnuts unless you have a nut allergy.
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Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: you will be getting your blood test for the coumadin (warfarin) and your meidication can be adjusted as needed. You should have a fairly consistant diet at all times to keep your anticoagulation stable. Treatment of hepatitis C has been revolutionized, so you are lucky to have access to the new treatments.
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
You can: As walnuts and warfarin aren't a concerning interaction. But be aware depending on your degree of cirrhosis you may require closer monitoring or lower doses of warfarin due to the relationship of warfarin and its effect on synthesis of coagulation proteins by the liver.
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Last updated Mar 8, 2017

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