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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
How does not eating/fasting effect you when taking coumadin/warfarin? Should i take lower dose if planning to fast? I plan on fasting for 72 hours.
Impossible to say: It would be impossible to say because of the many intricate effects of foods and beverages on coumadin. I recommend you let your prescribing doctor know that you are fasting. I am sure your doctor will want you to get your inr checked right after the fast (and maybe before.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lowers INR: If you eat spinach, turnip greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, parsley or other leafy greens, this may counteract the effect of Coumadin on blood clotting, making your blood thicker and lowering your inr. If you like leafy greens, you should eat a consistent amount each week and titrate your Coumadin dosage based on that. ...Read more
Bruising: Any side effect of Coumadin would be related to bleeding, as dr. Lau said. You might get bruising, which is bleeding under or into the skin. You can get a nose bleed or gum bleeding when you brush your teeth. You could have blood in your stool or your urine. You can even develop pain and swelling due to an accumulation of a lot of blood in a small space, but these are all from bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It varies and depends on the side effect. It's hard to say: some side effects are major ... Others are minor and if tolerable are okay. If bleeding, allergic reactions, falls happen, then these are major and it needs to be stopped. ...Read more
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