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Doctor insights on: Diet For Coumadin Takers

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Dr. Ted King
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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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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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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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Can i still go on a diet while taking coumadin?

Can i still go on a diet while taking coumadin?

Anything: 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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What diet pills work well with coumadin?

What diet pills work well with coumadin?

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 works. Better to steer clear. ...Read more

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Can someone on Coumadin follow the paleo diet?

Can someone on Coumadin 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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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.

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 more

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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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Can i take co q 10 with coumadin?

Yes: It does not have an interaction with coumadin, but regular checks of your inr will be important to ensure therapeutic dose of coumadin. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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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