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What diet pill is ok to take while taking coumadin?

What diet pill is ok to take while taking coumadin?

Diet pills: Anyone that is on Coumadin 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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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin also called as warfarin is a medication commonly used to prevent blood from clotting. It requires monitoring of inr (international normalized ratio) to make sure that dose is adequate for patient and disease entity ...Read more

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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if the diet is appropriate for you
Once
See a nutritionist to ensure that you are eating balanced
Once
See your doctor to ensure that you are getting micronutrients
Yearly
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What happens if you take too much coumadin?

What happens if you take too much coumadin?

Bleed: Coumadin is rat poison. It is used as an anticoagulant for certain medical conditions. The levels are closely monitored by your doc. Too much can thin you blood and could cause you to bleed and lose a lot of blood with its own consequences. ...Read more

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I've been on Coumadin (warafin) for 5 weeks. I will continue it for another 5 months. Anyone know if i can be on diet while taking this drug?

I've been on Coumadin (warafin) for 5 weeks. I will continue it for another 5 months. Anyone know if i can be on diet while taking this drug?

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

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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Eat foods containing vitamin B12
Daily
Include foods in your diet containing folate
Daily
Eat combinations of vegetables that provide complete protein
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Can you take claratin and Coumadin with no issues?

Can you take claratin and Coumadin with no issues?

DrugDrug interaction: In general, there are no issues w/taking Claritin & Coumadin together (http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=1486-898, 2311-1529). However, your vitamin k diet can affect your Coumadin dose. It's always best to tell your doctor & pharmacist everything you're taking, whether prescription or otc, especially in the case of Coumadin which requires constant monitoring to achieve inr goal. ...Read more

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Can you safely take caltrate 600mg while on coumadin?

Can you safely take caltrate 600mg while on coumadin?

Yes: Generally the answer is yes. Although not as important with coumadin, many medications should not be taken with calcium supplements, given the risk of the calcium binding the medicine and not allowing it to be absorbed. The most importat thing to remember about Coumadin is consistency - when you take it, diet (especially foods high in vitamin k such as green, leafy vegetables), etc. ...Read more

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Inr 6.4 this am and still the dr wants me to continue to take 17.5 of Coumadin is this normal?

Inr 6.4 this am and still the dr wants me to continue to take 17.5 of Coumadin is this normal?

Not normal: 6.4 is too high...Talk to your physician again or get a second opinion...Would not recommend taking 17.5mg as scheduled. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more

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

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