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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

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

Plavix is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


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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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Can you drink a cup of passion flower tea a day while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and 81mg asprin?

Can you drink a cup of passion flower tea a day while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and 81mg asprin?

Passion flower: Yes. Passion flower tea compound has calming, sleep inducing and muscle relaxing effects. Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) show effect on platelets. ...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

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Is decaf green tea safe to drink?

Is decaf green tea safe to drink?

Yes: The decaffeinated form of green tea is the recommended type. Green tea should be used with caution if you are taking medications or have pre-existing medical conditions. Like all herbal supplements, it should also be used with caution in children under 2 or pregnant or lactating women. ...Read more

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Do twinings and organic india tea bags contain epichlorohydrin and is drinking green tea in form of tea bags safe?

Do twinings and organic india tea bags contain epichlorohydrin and is drinking green tea in form of tea bags safe?

Org. India prob. OK: Good question. The best info I found was at http://national. Cleanplates. Com/health-nutrition/these-teas-are-toxin-free/#.VPrg_uf1jVo
which gives several brands with epichlorohydrin-free tea bags. Twinings & Organic India aren't listed but in the discussion it says Organic India says the manufacturer of their bags assures them they are epichlorhydrin-free.
Green tea in tea bags is safe-see comment: ...Read more

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Is green tea safe to drink 3cups daily for weight loss? What are side effects and benefits of green tea?

Is green tea safe to drink 3cups daily for weight loss? What are side effects and benefits of green tea?

Safe, but: It won't help you lose weight. You can only do that by eating less and exercising more -- plus the diet rx's you're already on can help you, but only for as long as you take them. The diet and exercise can work for the rest of your life. If obesity is severe, bariatric surgery should at least be investigated. ...Read more

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Dopamine and serotonin are raised by l-theanine found in green tea. Safe to drink that as well as take sertraline 200mg or cause serotonin syndrome?

Dopamine and serotonin are raised by l-theanine found in green tea. Safe to drink that as well as take sertraline 200mg or cause serotonin syndrome?

Green tea: If simply drinking the beverage green tea, the amount of l-theanine will not be high enough to increase serotonin to the point of serotonin syndrome. Theanine in supplement form has increased synthesis of neurotransmitters (including serotonin) in rats, but these findings don't automatically transfer to humans. If only drinking the tea (not taking the supplement) you're probably fine. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you drink green tea if you're on antidepressants?

Please tell me, could you drink green tea if you're on antidepressants?

Green tea: I was not able to find any information that indicates that green tea is contraindicated if a person takes antidepressant medications. Green tea is reported to have possible interactions w anticoagulants, stimulants, oral contraceptives, antibiotics ; alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I drink green tea if I am taking perindopril?

Can I drink green tea if I am taking perindopril?

Yes.: While it's true that some types of green tea are mild ace inhibitors (which is what perindopril is), you would have to drink gallons of green tea to have any measurable effect on your blood pressure. So enjoy your green tea in moderation. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can drink green tea if I'm taking antidepressants?

Yes.: Drinking green tea has been associated with warding off depression. Green tea drinkers seem to suffer less depression than non-tea drinkers but there are no clinical studies to prove it yet. There has been no side effects noted with the use of antidepressant and green tea. ...Read more

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Can I drink green tea if I have iron anemia?

Can I drink green tea if I have iron anemia?

Not with the Fe tabs: All teas may contain tannins that bind food iron. Space iron supplements 2 hours from tea consumption. ...Read more

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Do u get the same benefits from taking a green tea supplements as drinking it? How many cups are recommended?

Do u get the same benefits from taking a green tea supplements as drinking it? How many cups are recommended?

Caffeine: Be careful because green tea might have a lot of caffeine and might interfere with your sleep or make you anxious.
Drink maximum 2 cups a day or look for the non caffeinated green tea. ...Read more

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Do u get the same benefits from taking a green tea supplements as drinking it? Also how many cups are recommended?

Do u get the same benefits from taking a green tea supplements as drinking it? Also how many cups are recommended?

Green tea capsules: Contain the main ingredient in green tea called EGCG. You will get a higher dose w/caps than drinking it, maybe equal 5-8 cups. Also, you won't need to go to the bathroom so often. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I drink earl grey tea and green tea if im taking sertraline?

Can I drink earl grey tea and green tea if im taking sertraline?

Yes you can: That should not be a major problem, unless you drink in excess of more than a few 8 Oz cups a day. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink green tea while taking tamoxifen?

Is it okay to drink green tea while taking tamoxifen?

Yes- may help!: There are no known adverse interactions between green tea and tamoxifen. Green tea has powerful anti-cancer properties. There is some research that even suggests that the benefits of tamoxifen are enhanced by taking green tea. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/16785249. ...Read more

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Does drinking green tea help?

Does drinking green tea help?

It can: Green tea is an antioxidant used to reduce serum cholesterol levels. It may also be of value with cancer treatment, may limit damage from exposure to carcinogens, and may enhance immunity. Green tea also has diuretic, stimulant, astringent (tissue contracting), antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. ...Read more

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I like green tea drink it often diet green tea is it ok?

I like green tea drink it often diet green tea is it ok?

Overhyped: Green tea is the latest in a long line of overhyped nutritional products. Claims include weight loss, better health, longer life, better endurance. Do not believe the hype. Yes green tea contains some anti-oxidants and phytonutrients, but it still contains caffiene which is a stimulant and has diuretic properties. Too much green tea is not good for you. ...Read more

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Can I drink green tea everyday even in high quantities?

Can I drink green tea everyday even in high quantities?

Green Tea effects: I understand your concern about drinking green tea every day in high quantities.
Single doses of up to 1.6 grams (about 4 cups) of green tea extract are well tolerated. One can take up to 8cups/day of Green Tea.
If you are caffeine sensitive, you may get headache, dizziness, irritability, upset stomach and nausea.
Taken with stimulant drugs, green tea may increase Blood Pressure. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some benefits of drinking green tea?

Please tell me what are some benefits of drinking green tea?

Green Tea: Studies show that polyphenols in green tea have anti-carcinogenic effect ; lead to a reduced heart disease death rate. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested green tea can assist w glycemic control. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking green tea?

What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking green tea?

Benefits: Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. Studies suggest green tea can assist with glycemic control, have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. ...Read more