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A 38-year-old female asked:

How long after begin off coumadin (warfarin) can i start back enjoying vitamin k foods and red wine?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Question is unclear: If you're now off coumadin, (warfarin) you can have all the vitamin k foods you want. The Coumadin (warfarin) will wear off all the faster. If you're saying you're still taking coumadin, (warfarin) then eat and drink what you want in the manner customary for you and let your doctor adjust your Coumadin (warfarin) dose to be therapeutic on your usual diet.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Immediately for K...: The reason to avoid vit k on Coumadin (warfarin) is that it reduces the effectiveness of Coumadin (warfarin) (though i advise people eat consistent levels of food with k & adjust Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly) so you can eat k right away. Alcohol can thin the blood so one should limit to 2 glasses of wine/day while on it. Within 5 days of stopping (sooner if you eat k foods) Coumadin (warfarin) is out of your body so occ. More is ok.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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