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Doctor insights on: Diet For Coumadin Takers

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What diet pills work well with coumadin (warfarin)?

What diet pills work well with coumadin (warfarin)?

None: I agree with dr. Villaplana. Diet pills are a bad idea, rarely have a prolonged effect, can cause serious side effects, and can have an effect on the how Coumadin (warfarin) works. Better to steer clear. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Probiotics and coumadin, (warfarin) okay to take?

Probiotics and coumadin, (warfarin) okay to take?

yes, but: The probiotics can affect your prothrombin time/inr so be sure to get your blood checked regularly and don't miss appointments! the dose can be adjusted to accommodate your use of probiotics as long as you're consistent in their use. ...Read more

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Can someone on Coumadin (warfarin) follow the paleo diet?

Can someone on Coumadin (warfarin) follow the paleo diet?

Need monitoring: If you plan to make significant changes to your diet, you should discuss with your doctor and do it under supervision since these changes may lead to variations in inr levels. ...Read more

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Are naturopathic weight management tablets healthy to take?

Are naturopathic weight management tablets healthy to take?

No proven value: Naturopaths peddle potions that are made under unregulated conditions with no guarantee of potency, composition or purity. Many contain adulterants that can be dangerous or toxic and most are useless fillers. There are no clinical trials of these products. Save your money and work with your regular physician and a good exercise therapist. ...Read more

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Are medical alert bracelets required for Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

Are medical alert bracelets required for Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

Not required, but...: A good idea. If you are unconscious and found bleeding, there are antidotes to coumadin, (warfarin) fresh frozen plasma and vitamin k to reverse it. So a good idea to wear a bracelet, especially if you are on it long term, like with a prosthetic heart valve or chronic atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Is taking supplements B12, kelp and potassium gluconate on a vegetarian diet ok?

Is taking supplements B12, kelp and potassium gluconate on a vegetarian diet ok?

Yes, add vitamin D: It is okay to take the supplements you are taking. I would recommend that you take 1000-2000 units of vitamin D3 daily, especially if are not getting regular exposure to sun light on naked skin. ...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 diet pill is ok to take while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

What diet pill is ok to take while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Diet pills: Anyone that is on Coumadin (warfarin) need to be aware of the drug drug interactions that occur and you will need to discuss with you doc and have the inr measured more frequently at the beginning. Diet pills only help to get you jump started on your diet. What you need is a change in you eating habits and exercise. ...Read more

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What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Salt restriction is important in all patients with congestive heart failure. A typical recommendation would be 2000 milligrams of sodium daily. ...Read more

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Will clopidogrel (7mg/day) compliment warfarin therapy for patients with CHF with a-fib? Is it really required? +dabigatran?

Will clopidogrel (7mg/day) compliment warfarin therapy for patients with CHF with a-fib? Is it really required? +dabigatran?

Coumadin/dabigatran: Coumadin (warfarin) or dabigatran. You can not be on both because of increased risk of bleeding. With either Coumadin (warfarin) and dabigatran you do not need to be on plavix. ...Read more

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Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) together in72 yr man with hypertension,s.cr1.56?

Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) together in72 yr man with hypertension,s.cr1.56?

Xalerto is best: His CHA2DS2-VASc score is 2 (age and presence of hypertension). All studies have concluded that the benefit from anticoagulation significantly exceeds the risks for almost all AF patients with a score of 2 or more. Xalerto will more effectively reduce his risk of stroke and won't increase his risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken dr perricone or other nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Has anyone taken dr perricone or other nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Sorry: He sells his own brands and supplement s that are not fda approved to my knowledge, my appoledgies if wrong, but i know nothing of them. ...Read more

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My mom takes coumadin, (warfarin) . Is it safe for her to take centrum cardio vitamins (with plant phytols) to help lower her cholesterol?

My mom takes coumadin, (warfarin) . Is it safe for her to take centrum cardio vitamins (with plant phytols) to help lower her cholesterol?

Yes: I truly believe that high antioxidant levels in the blood is the key to fight disease states. Although vitamin k can counteract the affects of coumadin, (warfarin) i would much rather have my patients eat whole foods like fruits and veggies and take a slightly higher dose of Coumadin (warfarin) than deny themselves these potent antioxidants. A diet rich in especially berries can raise HDL (good cholesterol). ...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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How does eating leafy greens effect the Coumadin (warfarin) level in a person on coumadin (warfarin)?

Lowers INR: If you eat spinach, turnip greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, parsley or other leafy greens, this may counteract the effect of Coumadin (warfarin) 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 (warfarin) dosage based on that. ...Read more

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Are there good alternatives to warfarin (coumadin) for blood thinning?

Are there good alternatives to warfarin (coumadin) for blood thinning?

Depends: Depends on what condition you are taking it for. For a. Fib for example there is Pradaxa and few other medications. ...Read more

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I had heart surgery (CABG+MVR) in Oct 2013.Taking warfarin.Current INR 2.1.How long should I monitor INR, take warfarin and avoid green leafy vegs?

I had heart surgery (CABG+MVR) in Oct 2013.Taking warfarin.Current INR 2.1.How long should I monitor INR, take warfarin and avoid green leafy vegs?

MVR: Mvr could be repair or replacement that's why we try to avoid abbreviations if repair, may be a few months. Depending on replacement choice could be 3 months or if a mechanical valve could be for life! ...Read more

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Warfarin (Definition)

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


Dr. Ted King
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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more