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Is the weight loss pill "hydroxycut" safe and can it be taken by Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

Is the weight loss pill "hydroxycut" safe and can it be taken by Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

No and no: I agree with dr. Killian. I wouldn't encourage the use of hydroxycut whether taking Coumadin (warfarin) or otherwise. ...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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What vegetables do you suggest that I eat or don't eat that will not affect the Coumadin (warfarin) while im taking it?

What vegetables do you suggest that I eat or don't eat that will not affect the Coumadin (warfarin) while im taking it?

The problem: The problem is not so much what vegetables to avoid, but in being consistent with your intake. Vegetables and their nutrients are very important for your overall health. I agree with my colleagues that large amounts of vit k can interfere with coumadin's anti-thrombotic effect, but your Coumadin (warfarin) dose can be adjusted to your diet. Whole foods are much safer than vit k supplements in this regard. ...Read more

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Can you die from taking 41 warfarin 2.5 tablets?

Can you die from taking 41 warfarin 2.5 tablets?

Maybe: You can get very sick. The following are possible but not guaranteed: bleed in your bowels. Vomit blood. Get painful bloody joints. Cough up blood. Have a stroke. Possibly even die, but it's not a good suicide strategy. ...Read more

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I'm taking warfarin may I have a cocktail?

Yes: Moderation is the key. One is ok. Anything close to "tipsy" could get you into the er, or worse, introduced to a nice neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat yogurt while taking warfarin?

Yes: The anticoagulant effect of warfarin may be decreased if taken with foods that are rich in vitamin k. Some of these foods include dark, leafy greens, dried herbs, scallions, broccoli, and cucumber. Vitamin e might increase warfarin effect. Cranberry juice also may increase warfarin effect. You should be alright with yogurt. Be consistent with your diet and take warfarin at the same time each day. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Foods to avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Your doctor: Will ask you to be consistent in the intake of vitamin k rich foods ie green leafy vegetables. This will allow consistent regulation of the coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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When taking warfarin, what does "inr" stand for?

When taking warfarin, what does "inr" stand for?

INR =: INR = International Normalized Ratio. It is a mathematical ratio that normalizes the Protime test to a standard so that different test results performed at different times or places can be compared in a standardized way. ...Read more

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Does taking karatom effect Coumadin (warfarin) level?

Does taking karatom effect Coumadin (warfarin) level?

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

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Are there foods to avoid when taking warfarin/coumadin?

Are there foods to avoid when taking warfarin/coumadin?

Greens and such!: If you are on coumadin/warfarin, you should avoid foods high in vitamin k. If you eat set amounts of these foods on a daily basis, you shold inform the person managing your coumadin. Adjustments in your dosing will be made. You should either avoid them or maintain a steady state of the foods you eat. This is a very serious drug with complications and you must compy with care very closely. ...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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Why does warfarin have to be stopped before taking argatroban?

Not necessarily: These are two anticoagulants that work on two different parts of the clotting system. Argatroban is usually used in patients who cannot take heparin and is only used for several days. Warfarin is used for long term anticoagulation. In fact it is common to take both drugs for several days until the warfarin takes effect. Usually you take ARgatroban first and then transition to warfarin not reverse ...Read more

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Can you take Benecol drinks with warfarin? I can't find any information?

Benecol and warfarin: Benecol and warfarin should not have any significant interactions. However, you are on high risk medications in terms of drug-drug interactions with warfarin (esp flecainide). Always discuss with your healthcare provider when you start any new non-prescription ingredients (incl herbal teas, vitamins, etc) and any changes with your prescription medications. ...Read more

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Whare can I find a list of foods to avoid while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Whare can I find a list of foods to avoid while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

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

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Please suggest what foods should one avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

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Please suggest what foods should one avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

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

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I am taking 171/2 mg. Of Coumadin (warfarin) a day. No one will answer why so much?

I am taking 171/2 mg. Of Coumadin (warfarin) a day. No one will answer why so much?

On the internet?: None of us here have seen your pro time or INR test results. Only your physician doing the testing can give you the answers you appear to need. ...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.

Impossible to say: It would be impossible to say because of the many intricate effects of foods and beverages on coumadin (warfarin). 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 is difference between Acitrom and Warfarin? I am taking 2.5mg of Acitrom and now I am planning to shift toWa? Rfarin 2.5mg. Does it make any effect?

What is difference between Acitrom and Warfarin? I am taking 2.5mg of Acitrom and now I am planning to shift toWa? Rfarin 2.5mg. Does it make any effect?

Similar but not same: Both Acitrom and Warfarin act in the same way, by blocking the effect of Vitamin K so you make less clotting factors. The main difference is how long the medication says in your body after taking a dose. Warfarin stays about 3 times longer. With both medications you need to check your blood test (INR or prothrombin time) regularly to make sure you are taking the right dose. ...Read more

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I've been on Coumadin (warfarin) (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 (warfarin) (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, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) 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 are the risks of having botox while on warfarin? I'm currently taking 11mg

Slight risk of bleed: I've been injecting Botox for 18 years for chronic migraines, cluster headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, and other conditions and over the years have had a good number of patients on warfarin (coumadin) and they usually don't have more bleeding than patients who are not on warfarin. Patients on Aspirin are more likely to bleed a little more. ...Read more

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Why do I have right sided chest pain? No other symptoms. I haven't been taking my coumadin (warfarin) regularly

Why do I have right sided chest pain? No other symptoms. I haven't been taking my coumadin (warfarin) regularly

See below: Going off coumadin (warfarin) may have lead to a small embolus into the right lung and the only symptom may be chest pain due to irritation of the pleura. It is imperative that you take coumadin (warfarin) regularly.
I trust that you are practicing birth control if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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What happens if you are taking warfarin and you have hepatitis c?

What happens if you are taking warfarin and you have hepatitis c?

It is probable: That your physician has taken these issues into account and decided appropriately. However, in this incorrect, feel free to ask your physician. HRS, M.D., FACC www. Thepmc. Org ...Read more

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When taking warfarin can I exercise?

When taking warfarin can I exercise?

Yes: I would avoid contact sports or high risk activities that could result in a fall or injury. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid while taking warfarin?

Foods to avoid while taking warfarin?

Avoid all foods and: Supplements containing vitamin k. Be sure to check the labels of vitamins and meal replacements. ...Read more

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What is a list of foods to avoid while taking warfarin?

See below: Food rich in vit k could affect your inr level. Avoid alcoholl. As far as food just have consistancy. No need to eleminate green vegetable. ...Read more

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How long after you stop taking warfarin does it stay in your system?

How long after you stop taking warfarin does it stay in your system?

3 days...: Warfarin inhibits the liver production of certain clotting factors. These have variable "half-lives" or life span. For all of them to be regenerated generally takes about three days. ...Read more

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How long does it generally take for warfarin to leave the body once you stop taking it?

How long does it generally take for warfarin to leave the body once you stop taking it?

Warfarin: The duration of time it takes for warfarin to be eliminated from your body depends on a few factors. It depends on the dose that you were previously taking, it depends on the pro time level at the time that you stop warfarin, and it depends on how much vitamin k is in your diet. That being said, usually we estimate 5 to 7 days for reduction of the effect of warfarin down to a level of baseline. ...Read more

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Can you recommend an anti inflamatory drug or ointment that is safe to use if you are taking warfarin?

Can you recommend an anti inflamatory drug or ointment that is safe to use if you are taking warfarin?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Narcotics can be used for severe situation.
The non steroidal s have more interactions
patches- fentanyl may be useful.
Talk to your doc or pharmacist to review entire list of meds/ prescribed or over the counters! ...Read more

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