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Is it safe to drink green tea if you are taking this plavix (clopidogrel)?

Is it safe to drink green tea if you are taking this plavix (clopidogrel)?

Yes: There is no major interaction with green tea and plavix (clopidogrel). Do limit caffeine intake as to avoid stomach irritation, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (clopidogrel) medication-- is it still safe to drink green tea if you are taking this medication?

Plavix (clopidogrel) medication-- is it still safe to drink green tea if you are taking this medication?

Not a good idea: Green tea inhibits platelet aggregation & adhesion; the combination with Plavix (clopidogrel) may increase the risk of bleeding. Ask your doc if a lower dose of Plavix (clopidogrel) might be sage with green tea. Or choose a tea without anticoagulant effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink 1 cup of green tea daily? I don't want to loose weight, just be healthier.

Is it safe to drink 1 cup of green tea daily? I don't want to loose weight, just be healthier.

Yes: Unless you are extremely sensitive to caffeine (there's some caffeine in green tea), one cup a day should be safe for most people. But best in the morning so it doesn't interfere with sleep. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink lipton green tea after the expiration date?

Lipton expired: Sorry, this is a question for lipton. As a physician I have no special knowledge on how they determine what date to put on their tea. I could only give you my personal opinion, and i would guess it is safe for a short time after the expiration date, but i don't know that. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink chai or green tea or chamomile tea while taking Prozac (fluoxetine). Also is it ok that I take Motrin for pain?

Is it safe to drink chai or green tea or chamomile tea while taking Prozac (fluoxetine). Also is it ok that I take Motrin for pain?

Yes: Yes ... Prozac is not contraindicated with Motrin or tea. Although the combo together does increase the risk for a GI ulcer - so if try to minimize the use of Motrin as much as possible. If you need a chronic NSAID therapy, Celebrex (celecoxib) is safer on the GI system. Hope that helps & that you feel better! ...Read more