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Can you drink occasional beer while taking coumadin/warfarin?

Can you drink occasional beer while taking coumadin/warfarin?

Yes: An occaisional beer should not be an issue for patients taking coumadin (warfarin). Excessive alcohol consumption, which can lead to bleeding in the stomach and liver dysfunction should be avoided because these problems will be compounded by coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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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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Is it ok to drink beer while on warfarin? If so, hoe much is too much? And how is it ok to drink?

Is it ok to drink beer while on warfarin? If so, hoe much is too much? And how is it ok to drink?

Not a good idea: Warfarin is very sensitive to changes in the body, and to changes in one's diet or medications. If a person absolutely must drink alcoholic beverages, she has to work out a plan with her primary doctor to follow the changes in blood test results and adjustments in medication dose. That's probably the only way to figure out how much of an effect a given amount of alcohol has on one specific person. ...Read more

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Can I take my Coumadin (warfarin) at the same time as drinking alcohol?

Can I take my Coumadin (warfarin) at the same time as drinking alcohol?

Sure BUT!!!!: I would advise anyone on Coumadin (warfarin) not to drink and if so, to drink no more that 1-2 ounces of alcohol in a 24 hour period. The risk of falls and severe injury, bleeding and even death is too great. The physical and immediate act fo taking the dose with alcohol is probably not a major issue, but why would you do it? There are not many medications that I take more serious than using coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Can I drink coffee while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I drink coffee while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: The fact is, you can eat just about anything you just have to be careful to try to keep your vitamin k intake consistent from day to day. In other words, don't eat a huge baby spinach salad today and tomorrow and nothing with vitamin k the next. ...Read more

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I'm on Coumadin (warfarin) and everyweek I loose blood could this make me dhydrated if so what do I drink?

I'm on Coumadin (warfarin) and everyweek I loose blood could this make me dhydrated if so what do I drink?

Just liquids: Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner, it reduces clotting: how are you losing blood? Only trauma (a cut, bruise etc) would allow the effects of Coumadin (warfarin) to reduce blood volume. Your dosage may need to changed. Speak to an md, especially a hematologist. Hydration has no effect on how the medication works, other than it is healthy to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I drink alcohol while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: You can. Coumadin's metabolism is affected by your alcohol intake, so binge drinking is to be avoided as it can produce wide swings in inr. ...Read more

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What vitamin can I take while on Coumadin (warfarin) my body trembles alot. Is this because of constant blood being drawn from me. I don't smoke drink or do drugs?

What vitamin can I take while on Coumadin (warfarin) my body trembles alot. Is this because of constant blood being drawn from me. I don't smoke drink or do drugs?

Vitamins: There are multivitamins without vitamin k in the market that you can take. Just make sure there is no vitamin k in them. For trembling please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can I drink again after taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin): Drinking alcohol will increase your risk of bleeding while taking warfarin. ...Read more

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I believe you can drink grape juice on Coumadin, (warfarin) but is it safe to drink Welches 100% purple grape juice?

Grape juice: 100% purple grape juice should be just fine with coumadin (warfarin). The issue is how much vitamin K is in there, and it is fairly low. I always recommend my patients eat a healthy diet, and keep the amount of vitamin K steady day in and out so that their dosing of the coumadin (warfarin) can also be steady. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol on Coumadin (warfarin) with portal vein thrombosis?

Can I drink alcohol on Coumadin (warfarin) with portal vein thrombosis?

Best to Avoid: Good hydration status and less alcohol (which is dehydrating) lead to more favorable outcome profiles in those with portal vein thrombosis. Alcohol may also raise your risk of bleeding in the setting of coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Is ginger beer (non alcoholic) safe on warfarin and Flecainide.

Is ginger beer (non alcoholic) safe on warfarin and Flecainide.

Some ginger beer: Has very high ginger content. In general, adults should not take more than 4 grams of ginger daily -- from all sources.
REF: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/504737-how-much-raw-ginger-can-you-eat/ *** Ginger can change efficacy of blood thinners such as Warfarin. I would discuss specifics with your physician. ...Read more

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Temp off Warfarin and on Lovenox (enoxaparin) injections twice a day. Drank on warfarin without issue, can I still have a few beers on the lovenox (enoxaparin)?

No: And I would ask why you aren't directing this question at the prescribers? I am sure if you asked your doctor whether it's ok to drink on Warfarin, s/he would tell you NO in no uncertain terms. Even moderate drinking impairs the metabolism of warfarin, often making you require higher doses, which is if you then lower your drinking may cause a high INR and bleeding risk. It is DANGEROUS. Stop. ...Read more

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Warfarin I regularly drink whilst on warfarin for a pe is it really that bad?

Bad idea: Since warfarin works by interfering with the liver's production of clotting factors and heavy alcohol can damage the liver (or at least gives it alot of extra work to do) drinking while on warfarin is a bad idea. Someone in this position should be honest with their doctor - there may be a medication that better suits the situation. ...Read more

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Can you drink prune juice while taking warfarin?

Can you drink prune juice while taking warfarin?

Yes: Prune juice and warfarin taken together have not been shown to have any harmful effects. The two may be safely taken together. ...Read more

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I just got off of my warfarin thursday, when can I start drinking alcohol without having a limit?

I just got off of my warfarin thursday, when can I start drinking alcohol without having a limit?

Be careful: First of all you should always have "limits" when it comes to alcohol.
If you are 18, why were you on warfarin?
Lastly, to answer your question, the effect of warfarin is typically mostly gone after 72hrs. ...Read more

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What things should I avoid eating/drinking when I take warfarin?

Leafy green vegetable: Green vegetables, especially leafy salads, significant alcohol intake and vitamins containing vit k. ...Read more

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Can you drink coconut milk with warfarin?

Can you drink coconut milk with warfarin?

Should be OK: No randomized controlled trials that I know of, but coconut milk is reportedly low in vitamin K and thus should not affect INR much. I would always recommend monitoring INR closely when introducing any new substance in your diet. ...Read more

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Can my husband drink Hibiscus Tea if he is on Warfarin. He take 5mg. Daily. His INR has to be 2.0 to 3.0...Thank you?

Can my husband drink Hibiscus Tea if he is on Warfarin. He take 5mg. Daily. His INR has to be 2.0 to 3.0...Thank you?

Not sure: I couldn't find anything specifically about HIBISCUS tea, but tea in general can both antagonize warfarin (lower the INR) and also promote bleeding by interfering with platelet function which won't show up in the INR. That said, I'll bet a lot of people on warfarin drink tea, so if he loves tea, I'd say use it cautiously and monitor the INR. ...Read more

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While taking warfarin blood thinner is it ok to continue drinking aloe era juice?

While taking warfarin blood thinner is it ok to continue drinking aloe era juice?

Not simple: Aloe juice has no legitimate, documented health benefit. If you drink it simply because you love the taste, then keep the amount constant every day. It may prolong the prothrombin time in a dose- dependent manner. The dose of coumidin will then be adjusted downward after your blood tests. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol if I'm on Coumadin, wellbutrin (bupropion), and zoloft?

Can I drink alcohol if I'm on Coumadin, wellbutrin (bupropion), and zoloft?

Recommend: Against use of alcohol with this combination of medications. It would be taking unnecessary risks. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take green coffee bean extract if I am on a blood thinner (coumadin)? And can't drink green tea?

Is it okay to take green coffee bean extract if I am on a blood thinner (coumadin)? And can't drink green tea?

Warfarin: When you are taking serious medications, it is not a good idea to add your own supplements that we don't necessarily understand. It is rare that these 'health supplements' have scientifically proven benefits. ...Read more

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What foods and drinks am I supposed to avoid while on coumadin (warfarin)?

What foods and drinks am I supposed to avoid while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Green leafy vegies: Green leafy vegetables are rich in vitamin k and can affect bleeding time and should not be taken with coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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How does Coumadin (warfarin) effect you?

Coumadin (warfarin): Coumadin (warfarin) is an anti-coagulant which means the drug inhibits the natural system of the body to clot. ...Read more

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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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What is the typical dose of coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin) dose: The usual dose of Coumadin (warfarin) is that which maintains your INR reading within therapeutic range which is INR 2.0 to INR 2.5.
The dose to achieve this is commonly 2.5 mg to 5 mg and is dependent on many variables, therefore the INR test is standard and necessary. ...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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Will I need to worry if took too much coumadin (warfarin).?

Will I need to worry if took too much coumadin (warfarin).?

Depends: If a lot yes
if a single extra pill by accident just delay next dose and do your usual inr followup. ...Read more

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Zinc interfere with coumadin (warfarin)?

No: There are no interactions that I am aware of. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is 7mg a high dose for coumadin (warfarin)?

Not Really: Some patient require higher dose as hepatic metabolism is variable. Also, intake of vitamin k containing food will impact Coumadin (warfarin) dose. ...Read more

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Can I use alegra d if I'm in coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I use alegra d if I'm in coumadin (warfarin)?

AllegraD / warfarin: I can find no warnings in the epocrates database for either fexfenadine or pseudoephedrine, the two ingredients in Allegra (fexofenadine) d regarding interactions with warfarin (coumadin). But just to be sure, check with your pharmacist and your cardiologist. If you are taking Coumadin for a heart condition, your doctor might prefer you take plain allegra (fexofenadine). The d part, sudafed, is a cardiac stimulant. ...Read more

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