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Alternative Treatments For Coumadin Use
No: Not to my knowledge.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me if lovenox is used in house for treatment purposes, is there any reason not to go ahead and start Coumadin (warfarin) on day 1?
Vitamin K foods: Coumadin (warfarin) acts against Vitamin K in the blood clotting reaction process, Therefore, foods high in this vitamin act to reduce the efficacy of Coumadin (warfarin). Green leafy vegetables are high in Vitamin K as are others that you can search. Be aware, bacteria in the gut produce Vitamin K, so antibiotics reducing them can reduce vitamin production and enhance Coumadin (warfarin) effects. ...Read more
Ineffective: I would urge caution as that any new product or food your eat can interfere with the warfarin and being stable with the right thickness or thinness of your blood. And, remember, there is still no diet product on the market that really leads to real or sustained weight loss. If there was every physician would be talking about it and recommending it. I would advise against using this product. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No interaction known: I'm not a fan of Coumadin because almost every drug ; many foods ; herbs interact with it, but there are no known interactions between Coumadin ; any vinegars- this doesn't mean there can't be- i saw a report from 1 person saying it increased their inr- so use caution. See http://www.Drugs.Com/food-interactions/warfarin, coumadin.Html low dose vit k may stabilize levels! see http://bit.Ly/1hhlmav. ...Read more
Increased risk of: Bleeding and i would not recommend.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm supposed to be on Coumadin (warfarin) my whole life but id like to stop taking Coumadin (warfarin) for leech therapy. Anyone know a way of going about this?
Probably nothing: Your Coumadin (warfarin) regimen might be altered before the surgery or there can be no changes. At the present time, there appears to be a shift towards not altering the Coumadin (warfarin) levels. If you need dental surgery, such as an extraction, then the oral surgeon does have the materials to help stop the bleeding. Discuss any concerns with your physician and oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Leech therapy: There is a paucity of controlled scientific evidence of this form of therapy. If you have thromboembolic disease, i would be most careful about this decision. ...Read more
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