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Does Synthroid Effect Coumadin Level
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Does eating avocado & dry oregano affect my Coumadin (warfarin) dosage? My last rnr level was 2.4. Im taking 2.5 mlg everyday except tu & fri (i take 5mlg)
Yes, they can: Avacado and oregano both have vitamin k and can alter inr levels. If you take the same amount daily, the Coumadin dose will be adjusted around this. Don't make any sudden diet changes, especially with an artificial heart valve. http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/food-sources-of-vitamin-k.php http://www.Ptinr.Com/warfarin-you/dietary-food-beverage/food-interactions/avocado-and-warfari. ...Read more
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
That is a : Tough one. In general frequent testing is needed to get i right at the outset. After that increased monitoring is needed with change in health status, especially new mess which may interact. ...Read more
Depends: Great question; if you are on the medication longterm most healtcare providers check protimes/inrs every month. In the most recent guidelines, however, some organizations are suggesting that every three months may be just as good. ...Read more
INR: Coumadin (warfarin) affects certain factors in your blood responsible for blood clotting. While Coumadin (warfarin) prevents these from working properly, they are continually made by your liver and are replenished. This results in the inr going up and down, so your physician needs to adjust your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly. Maintaining a routine diet makes adjusting Coumadin (warfarin) much easier. ...Read more
The dose that works.: There is no exact upper limit to Coumadin (warfarin) although the most I have seen someone need is about 12mg daily. Because Coumadin (warfarin) is so closely monitored with blood tests the right answer is the limit is the dose that gets you to your goal inr. Some people are genetically "coumadin resistant" and need much higher doses and people with high vitamin k diets also need higher doses. ...Read more
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