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What Herbs Can I Take When I Am Taking Coumadin
Can you tell me what I should eat while I am taking warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)? What foods should I avoid?
Warfarin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots: There is no specific warfarin diet. However, certain foods and beverages can make warfarin less effective in preventing blood clots. It's important to pay attention to what you eat while taking warfarin. One nutrient that can lessen warfarin's effectiveness is vitamin K. It's important to be consistent in how much vitamin K you get daily. The adequate intake level of vitamin K for adult men is 120 micrograms (mcg). For adult women, it's 90 mcg. While eating small amounts of foods that are rich in vitamin K shouldn't cause a problem, avoid eating or drinking large amounts of: Kale, Spinach, Brussels sprouts, Parsley, Collard greens, Mustard greens, Chard, Green tea. Certain drinks can increase the effect of warfarin, leading to bleeding problems. Avoid or drink only small amounts of these drinks when taking warfarin: Cranberry juice, Alcohol. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet and before starting any over-the-counter medications, vitamins or herbal supplements. If you are unable to eat for several days or have ongoing stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. ...Read more
.: With ayurveda medications, ingredients are different in different formulations. Very difficult to comment on interactions. So better avoid alcohol while on ayurveda medication. Also check with a physician to check if the ayurveda medication you are on are safe and necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, however...: Yes, in fact this is wise if you have an infection as vitamins support your immune system.But one shouldn't take tetracycline or Doxycycline at the same time as multivits, calcium, magnesium or zinc-they should be taken at least 2 hours apart.High doses of vit. C may increase levels of tetracycline/doxycycline but this could help them work better.Vits have no know interactions with other antibiotics. ...Read more
I am on antidepressants and I am sick. I was wondering if it's okay to take cold/flu meds while taking oxcarbazepine? If so, what ones are safe?
Oxcarbazepine: You can take drugs like pseudofed and robitussin A-C if you are on Trileptal (oxcarbazepine). However, if you are on other medications, you will need to check on whether there are other interactions with those medications as well. If you have the patient insert of these medications, that's a good place to start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask nephrologist.: Your nephrologist will want you to be on a multivitamin, but be certain that you are taking one specifically prescribed for kidney patients (renavits come to mind). You may also need vitamin d, but ask your nephrologist. This same rule goes for any medication: doses and dose frequency can be much different for someone on dialysis than for a person with normal kidney function. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Yes but: see details side effects , blood clots with bcp and more ...Read more
It Depends: Most medications are ok with breastfeeding, but there are some ones that should be avoided while breastfeeding. With thousands of medications on the market, it matters greatly what is your medical problem and what the particular medication is. A book by dr. Tom hale, medications and mother's milk give good practical advice. Don't let your doctor let the pdr or package insert guide his suggestions. ...Read more
Migraine: If you're not going to see a doctor, the best over-the-counter medication you can take is Ibuprofen (4 of the 200 mg tablets). An alternative is excedrin-migraine. If you see a doctor, there are several more effective medications you can try, including imitrex, topamax, (topiramate) and an anti-nausea medication. ...Read more
Can you take hydrocut while take levothyroxine or what diet pills can I take with levothyroxine.I've been watching what i eat i exercise.Gaining weigh?
Echinacea: Based on the current literature, it appears that prophylactic echinacea does not have a significant impact on the frequency, severity, or duration of upper respiratory infection. The data regarding treatment of upper respiratory infection appear to support a modest positive effect. As such, it is reasonable to stop taking echinacea after cold symptoms abate. ...Read more
I started taking iron tablets s i m extremely tired always.so for how long should i take it?thnks
Transplant patients: If you have had a life-saving transplant, you should not take any medications without consulting your transplant team. If you have a serious weight issue, you should bring this up with your doctor and really work hard on diet and exercise. If your problem is not serious, and the transplant is keeping you alive, rejoice in your good fortune, and do your best to be healthy without extra pills. ...Read more
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