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Can you eat rhubarb whilst takinging warfarin also lettuce.

Can you eat rhubarb whilst takinging warfarin also lettuce.

Can? Yes. Should? No: Lettuce & rhubarb are rich in vitamin K. As such, they will interact with coumadin (warfarin). The amount of interaction depends on the coumadin dose, the amount of rhubarb / lettuce you eat, & genetically what your liver can metabolize. All this is hard to track - it's best to either not eat these foods, or eat the SAME, small AMOUNT, consistently at EVERY MEAL at the SAME TIME each day. TTYD. ...Read more

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Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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What can people taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat without any side effects?

What can people taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat without any side effects?

Most anything.: Greens (spinich, kale, mustard, turnip greens) can blunt the effect on the coumdain on thinning your blood. The important thing is, if you eat certain foods reguarly, you will not have wild swings on your pt. If you suddenly binge on foods such as these, that is a different story. And the taking of antibiotics can increase your pt. ...Read more

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Do I boil the leafy greens veggies or eat them raw while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Do I boil the leafy greens veggies or eat them raw while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Cooking no change: Leafy green veggies have lots of good stuff for our bodies. You can continue eating them. Try to eat a consistent amount though. If you vary the amount you eat, your level of vitamin k will jack up and down, which will make your inr yo-yo. So eating a steady amount of leafy greens will help prevent this and you can keep getting the good healthy veggie benefits too, . ...Read more

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Can I eat small amount of fruit and veggies at the same time while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I eat small amount of fruit and veggies at the same time while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Absolutely: You can certainly eat veggies and fruit -- they're important for your health. However, keep the amount of them you eat each day consistent, since your doctor will want to keep the amount of Coumadin (warfarin) you need stable too. The veggies will have some vitamin k in them, and in large enough quantities could interfere with coumadin's effect. Keep checking your inr with your doctor. ...Read more

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Foods that are safe to eat while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Foods that are safe to eat while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Avoid....: Herbs, dark leafy greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus, cabbage and pickles all contain high amounts of vitamin k. These foods need to be eaten sparingly if you are on coumadin (warfarin). To keep your pt/inr level stable, you need to have a consistent intake of vitamin k. ...Read more

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What vegetables do you suggest that I eat or don't eat that will not affect the Coumadin (warfarin) while im taking it?

What vegetables do you suggest that I eat or don't eat that will not affect the Coumadin (warfarin) while im taking it?

The problem: The problem is not so much what vegetables to avoid, but in being consistent with your intake. Vegetables and their nutrients are very important for your overall health. I agree with my colleagues that large amounts of vit k can interfere with coumadin's anti-thrombotic effect, but your Coumadin (warfarin) dose can be adjusted to your diet. Whole foods are much safer than vit k supplements in this regard. ...Read more

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Can I eat black eyed peas while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I eat black eyed peas while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: The black eyed peas are not high in vitamin k that counteracts coumadin (warfarin). It is green peas which you should avoid they are high in vitamin k. In any case let your managing dr. Know. ...Read more

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What can you not eat when you are on Coumadin (warfarin) when you have diabetes?

What can you not eat when you are on Coumadin (warfarin) when you have diabetes?

Sugars etc for Dia-: Tes and too much of carbohydrates; whereas celery/cabbages type vegetables affect the inr and throws the Coumadin (warfarin) control out of whack. You may need to increase or decrease the dose.
Check with your pcp or the pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can a person taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat almond and peanuts?

Can a person taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat almond and peanuts?

Moderate Vit K: Most nuts have a moderate amount of vitamin k in them, so with each handful you're antagonizing the Coumadin (warfarin) effect, that is, lowering your inr. Sunflower seeds have a very low amount of vitamin k, but still, the effect is simply dose-dependent: the more you eat them, the greater the impact. Another thought: ask your md to switch to xarelto or pradaxa... ...Read more

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What can I eat to gain weight while on coumadin (warfarin)?

What can I eat to gain weight while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Just about: Anything. Coumadin (warfarin) should not impact weight gain. It is true that intake of green leafy vegetables needs to be consistent to stabilize Coumadin (warfarin) regulation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to eat strawberries if on coumadin (warfarin)?

Is it possible for you to eat strawberries if on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes but...: Strawberries contain relatively low amounts of vitamin k when compared to green leaves. However just like any other food, excessive amounts are not recommended. ...Read more

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How bad is it to eat licorice while taking coumadin (warfarin)? I have trouble keeping my dad away from sweets

How bad is it to eat licorice while taking coumadin (warfarin)? I have trouble keeping my dad away from sweets

Can decrease effect: Licorice can decrease the effectiveness of warfarin or coumadin. That means, the blood will not be thin enough and can lead to higher chance of clot forming. You can refer to the following link for more information.

http://www. Ptinr. Com/warfarin-you/dietary-food-beverage/food-interactions/licorice-and-warfarin. ...Read more

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Dose Coumadin (warfarin) have vitamin K in it if so, do u have any sugesstions on what veggies I can eat?

Dose Coumadin (warfarin) have vitamin K in it if so, do u have any sugesstions on what veggies I can eat?

Be constant: There are diff ways to manage vegetables with coumadin (warfarin). I prefer this way: it is safe to eat any green veges, but must eat about the same amount every day. Your dose of Coumadin (warfarin) is adjusted to your diet. This way is safer and gives better results. ...Read more

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Mom had massive p embolism & blood clot in leg due to leg procedure dr put on Coumadin (warfarin) & told to eat normal is that right ie vitamin k?

Mom had massive p embolism & blood clot in leg due to leg procedure dr put on Coumadin (warfarin) & told to eat normal is that right ie vitamin k?

Yes: I usually tell patients starting warfarin to continue their usual eating habits. When people try new diets, that is when the warfarin effect will change. How much vitamin K one eats is less important than keeping it consistent. So don't try a new salad diet for example, and don't try cutting out all vitamin K either. Just keep intake steady, which is easiest when following usual diet. ...Read more

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Can I still go on a diet while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I still go on a diet while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Anything: Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly, and get your inr to the desired level no matter the kind of diet you have. ...Read more

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How long can I drink again after taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin): Drinking alcohol will increase your risk of bleeding while taking warfarin. ...Read more

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My INR is 3.3. I accidentally took a double dose of Coumadin today, i.e. an extra 10mg. I have been taking 10mg every day except 5mg one day each week?

See MD: See the MD prescribing your Coumadin to make some adjustments over the next couple of days. Also ask about switching to a novel anticoagulant that does not require monitoring and has less risk of bleeding. Rest and no vigorous activities that may cause bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Takn Coumadin (warfarin) hvn't ben able 2eat much lately&have los 8+lbs n 2wks I don't know y. But got INR checked 2day & it was 6.1y? Is this dangerous menstrualonalso

Go see your doctor..: Now! You didn't explain why you're taking Coumadin (warfarin) but we typically aim for inr 2-3 if for blood clot or atrial fibrillation or clotting disorder. We aim for 2.5-3.5 if you have mechanical valve. Inr of 6.1 is way too high. Your Coumadin (warfarin) dose needs to be held/adjusted & inr monitored closely until back into therapeutic range. 8 lb weight loss in 2wks is not normal either. Go see your doctor now! ...Read more

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Foods to avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Your doctor: Will ask you to be consistent in the intake of vitamin k rich foods ie green leafy vegetables. This will allow consistent regulation of the coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Does taking karatom effect Coumadin (warfarin) level?

Kratom?: There is no listing for karatom. I assume you mean kratom? The answer is: no one knows. It's never been systematically studied. I read about this herb: http://www. Erowid. Org/plants/kratom/kratom_effects. Shtml - like so many herbs, it claims highly variable and opposite effects. My personal feeling is that it is foolish to use such drugs - you have no idea what you're actually getting. ...Read more

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Are there foods to avoid when taking warfarin/coumadin?

Greens and such!: If you are on coumadin/warfarin, you should avoid foods high in vitamin k. If you eat set amounts of these foods on a daily basis, you shold inform the person managing your coumadin. Adjustments in your dosing will be made. You should either avoid them or maintain a steady state of the foods you eat. This is a very serious drug with complications and you must compy with care very closely. ...Read more

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Whare can I find a list of foods to avoid while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Whare can I find a list of foods to avoid while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Anything: Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly, and get your inr to the desired level no matter the kind of diet you have. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should one avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

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Please suggest what foods should one avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Anything: Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly, and get your inr to the desired level no matter the kind of diet you have. ...Read more

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I am taking 171/2 mg. Of Coumadin (warfarin) a day. No one will answer why so much?

On the internet?: None of us here have seen your pro time or INR test results. Only your physician doing the testing can give you the answers you appear to need. ...Read more

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