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Is it okay to drink if your on blood thinners?

Is it okay to drink if your on blood thinners?

No: Blood thinners either work by inhibiting platelets or inhibiting the liver from producing blood clotting proteins. Alcohol reacts poorly with all of them, particularly coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...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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I am on blood thinner due to recurrent blood clots and a pluminary embolism several years ago. Can i drink any alchohal at all during this time?

I am on blood thinner due to recurrent blood clots and a pluminary embolism  several years ago. Can i drink any alchohal at all during this time?

Yes, you can: Once in a while, it is ok to take one small drink, but not in binges. You have to be extra careful of any fall, trauma or head banging. Bleeding in brain is disastrous and you really don't want it. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can I drink coffee while on blood thinners?

Can I drink coffee while on blood thinners?

That's fine.: There's no reason why you couldn't have black coffee while on blood thinners. And there's no reason why you couldn't add milk or natural sugar to your coffee. As far as artificial sweeteners, I'm not sure that there potential effect on blood thinners have ever been investigated, so I would avoid them. Stick with coffee, milk and sugar. ...Read more

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Could I drink alcohol when on blood thinners?

Not wise: Blood thinners can be affected by alcohol and mostly if liver injury can cause blood thinners to be sronger and put at risk for bleeding. Also trauma etc which can cause undue bleed from this. ...Read more

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I drink. After blood tests, the nurse called to say that my liver enzymes are high and my blood is extremely thin. Not on any blood thinners. Meaning?

I drink. After blood tests, the nurse called to say that my liver enzymes are high and my blood is extremely thin. Not on any blood thinners. Meaning?

The alcohol is: affecting your clotting times and is damaging your liver. It's really time to stop, or you may develop cirrhosis and die from liver failure. ...Read more

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Im on blood thinners for life. I've tried exercises including walking, dieting, and drinking water and no pop. Nothing. Can i get weight loss surgery?

Im on blood thinners for life. I've tried exercises including walking, dieting, and drinking water and no pop. Nothing. Can i get weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery : Since you didn't give any details as to why you are on blood thinners you need to discuss with surgeon. You would need to be off thinners for a week prior and possible Lovenox (enoxaparin) injections. ...Read more

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