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Is it possible to become immune to the effects of cumadin/warfarin? I have been taking it since heart surgery and the dose has steadily increased.

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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Diet related

We often see patient's diets changing after they recover from surgery.
Increased amounts of vitamin k intake create a need for higher Coumadin (warfarin) dosing.

In brief: Diet related

We often see patient's diets changing after they recover from surgery.
Increased amounts of vitamin k intake create a need for higher Coumadin (warfarin) dosing.
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Probably not

Many, many things can affect how well Coumadin (warfarin) works for you.
Diet plays a big role, as dr. Everett said. Other medicines can have an affect. Genetics can play a role--certain southeast Asian populations need higher doses than average. Also forgetting a dose every now and then comes into play as well.

In brief: Probably not

Many, many things can affect how well Coumadin (warfarin) works for you.
Diet plays a big role, as dr. Everett said. Other medicines can have an affect. Genetics can play a role--certain southeast Asian populations need higher doses than average. Also forgetting a dose every now and then comes into play as well.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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