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Foods to avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

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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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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Whare can I find a list of foods to avoid while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Whare can I find a list of foods to avoid while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Anything: Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly, and get your inr to the desired level no matter the kind of diet you have. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should one avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

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Please suggest what foods should one avoid when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Anything: Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly, and get your inr to the desired level no matter the kind of diet you have. ...Read more

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How does not eating/fasting effect you when taking coumadin/warfarin? Should I take lower dose if planning to fast? I plan on fasting for 72 hours.

How does not eating/fasting effect you when taking coumadin/warfarin? Should I take lower dose if planning to fast? I plan on fasting for 72 hours.

Impossible to say: It would be impossible to say because of the many intricate effects of foods and beverages on coumadin (warfarin). I recommend you let your prescribing doctor know that you are fasting. I am sure your doctor will want you to get your inr checked right after the fast (and maybe before.). ...Read more

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Can I still go on a diet while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I still go on a diet while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Anything: Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly, and get your inr to the desired level no matter the kind of diet you have. ...Read more

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

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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What can people taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat without any side effects?

What can people taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat without any side effects?

Most anything.: Greens (spinich, kale, mustard, turnip greens) can blunt the effect on the coumdain on thinning your blood. The important thing is, if you eat certain foods reguarly, you will not have wild swings on your pt. If you suddenly binge on foods such as these, that is a different story. And the taking of antibiotics can increase your pt. ...Read more

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Do I boil the leafy greens veggies or eat them raw while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Do I boil the leafy greens veggies or eat them raw while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Cooking no change: Leafy green veggies have lots of good stuff for our bodies. You can continue eating them. Try to eat a consistent amount though. If you vary the amount you eat, your level of vitamin k will jack up and down, which will make your inr yo-yo. So eating a steady amount of leafy greens will help prevent this and you can keep getting the good healthy veggie benefits too, . ...Read more

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Can I eat small amount of fruit and veggies at the same time while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I eat small amount of fruit and veggies at the same time while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Absolutely: You can certainly eat veggies and fruit -- they're important for your health. However, keep the amount of them you eat each day consistent, since your doctor will want to keep the amount of Coumadin (warfarin) you need stable too. The veggies will have some vitamin k in them, and in large enough quantities could interfere with coumadin's effect. Keep checking your inr with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take pepto bismol while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I take pepto bismol while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

May interfere: Absorption, including some antacids may bind and prevent absorption of Coumadin (warfarin) loose effectiveness, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I eat black eyed peas while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: The black eyed peas are not high in vitamin k that counteracts coumadin (warfarin). It is green peas which you should avoid they are high in vitamin k. In any case let your managing dr. Know. ...Read more

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Do I have to stop taking Coumadin (warfarin) for a root canal?

Do I have to stop taking Coumadin (warfarin) for a root canal?

Coumadin (warfarin) and RCT: I have been practicing dentistry for over 40 years & have done over 1000 rct's with many patients on coumadin (warfarin). It has never been nor should be any problem. There is little or no bleeding with this procedure to even be a concern. Even with extractions and in consultation with cardiologist, I usually can manage simple extractions without a patient going off coumadin (warfarin). Ask your dds\md to confirm this. ...Read more

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What diet pill is ok to take while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

What diet pill is ok to take while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Diet pills: Anyone that is on Coumadin (warfarin) need to be aware of the drug drug interactions that occur and you will need to discuss with you doc and have the inr measured more frequently at the beginning. Diet pills only help to get you jump started on your diet. What you need is a change in you eating habits and exercise. ...Read more

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Can you have a tooth extracted while you are taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Pause may be needed: Your doctor should be monitoring the level of blood thinning by measuring your inr. If your INR is above 3, a tooth extraction can lead to a great deal of bleeding. Before your procedure, your doctor may want to withhold your warfarin (coumadin) until your INR falls to a safer level, then restart immediately after the procedure. ...Read more

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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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Can a person taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat almond and peanuts?

Can a person taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat almond and peanuts?

Moderate Vit K: Most nuts have a moderate amount of vitamin k in them, so with each handful you're antagonizing the Coumadin (warfarin) effect, that is, lowering your inr. Sunflower seeds have a very low amount of vitamin k, but still, the effect is simply dose-dependent: the more you eat them, the greater the impact. Another thought: ask your md to switch to xarelto or pradaxa... ...Read more

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What does patient 19.5h mean in a lab for a patient taking coumadin (warfarin)?

What does patient 19.5h mean in a lab for a patient taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Ask the lab: You must ask the lab what 19.5h means. What does the h stand for? Most results for patients taking Coumadin (warfarin) are reported in seconds. The report should have a control number. It should also have a inr number. Once the labroatory supplies you with a definition of h, ask your question again. ...Read more

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