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

Im 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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Coumadin (Definition)

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