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Diet For Coumadin Takers
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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