Warfarin and grapefruit juice

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So, I just poured myself a glass of grapefruit juice and took my medicine - then for some reason I remembered that grapefruit juice interacts with some medications. I just did a quick search online and here is a list (probably not complete) of some medications that interact badly with grapefruit juice. Including some opiates.... Please be careful! a small part of the piece I read: "Amy Karch, R.N., M.S.
This is my second tx and I was a non-responder in my first tx, during which I drank grapefruit juice all the time as I love it and have a grapefruit tree in the garden. I am not saying it was because of the grapefruit that I didn't respond last time but I made a decision this time I was going to do things differently and consider grapefruit as a no no. To the point that I won't even use shampoo or lotions with it in.
My wife is on Tenormin for AF and also warfarin, and for the past few months Femara because she has breast cancer. They say Grapefruit juice has an affect on her INR and they recommend not to eat it, but haven't heard anything about a reaction to tenormin. She is of german origin, so naturally ignores everything and drinks a glass of grapefruit juice each morning. Doesn't seem to have had any measurable affect on anything.
It is interesting that twopack mentions 'Supplementing with cranberry juice' , following my husbands triple bypass he was advised not to drink cranberry juice; also no grapefruit or grapefruit juice can be taken with some of his heart tablets.
Dear gosburn, More important than avoiding all vegetables is to eat a diet that has similar amounts of vit. K. Also you should avoid grapefruit juice as this ca affect you INR levels. I would avoid the supplments and focus on a balanced diet. A dietician may be able to help you regulate things better. There is a home kit and I would recommend it if you can afford it. Generic is OK as long as you always get the same generic brand. Otherwise brand name is better.
Do you notice this with other high potassium foods/drinks such as orange juice or tomato juice? I have certain foods and drinks that agitate my IST and I've just learned to stay away from them even though I would LOVE to devour some chocolate from time to time!
You should be eating greens it's important to be consistent in the amount you eat so the warfarin level could be constant.
In light of the fact that I am currently UND and have no virus, the reversal of fatty liver and less necrosis and less HCC all sounds very appealing, not to mention any reduction in IR would mean ones own Interferon response would be better post tx. and this alone may increase ones chances of an SVR even if begun at the end of an SOC regime. Perhaps now, more than any other time it could help insure one will recognize any lingering HCV and seek and destroy as designed.
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. ************************************************************ Here's info on "Statin" drugs (Zocor is a statin drug). This came from: http://promini.medscape.com/drugdb/general_drug_adverse_effects.asp?
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
Dear Robert, It is possible for jumps in the INR to occur and this is why careful monitoring is important. Atenolol may interact with coumadin (generic warfarin). Common foods such as grapefruit juice, leafy green vegetables and many drugs can also change coumadin levels. Smoking also changes drug levels. The following is information on warfarin and it's drug interactions. Coumadin (generic name Warfarin) is a anticoagulant (blood thinner) that is used for a variety of conditions.
Also be sure to take the same brand of drug each time and always take the drug at the same time of day (usually 6pm). The following is information on warfarin and it's drug interactions. Coumadin (generic name Warfarin) is a anticoagulant (blood thinner) that is used for a variety of conditions.
Also be sure to take the same brand of drug each time and always take the drug at the same time of day (usually 6pm). The following is information on warfarin and it's drug interactions. Coumadin (generic name Warfarin) is a anticoagulant (blood thinner) that is used for a variety of conditions.
Also be sure to take the same brand of drug each time and always take the drug at the same time of day (usually 6pm). The following is information on warfarin and it's drug interactions. Coumadin (generic name Warfarin) is a anticoagulant (blood thinner) that is used for a variety of conditions.
The following is information on warfarin and it's drug interactions. Coumadin (generic name Warfarin) is a anticoagulant (blood thinner) that is used for a variety of conditions. Common reasons for coumadin use are in atrial fibrillation to reduce the risk of stroke, in persons with clotting disorders, in persons with mechanical heart valves, and sometimes in people with severe heart failure. The usual dosage is somewhere between 1 and 15 mg a day.
They had put me on Warfarin as well as a heart rhythm ...the SR stuff. I had a cardioversion done a month later and right away I could tell the difference between in and out of sinus and the calmness when in as well as how much easier it was to breath. I was in for around a week and one night I could feel it coming, and I was out. I was switched to Taxtia XT 300mg per day and had another cardioversion done, and that lasted maybe 2 weeks, and then back out again.
Thanks to Duchess47, Wepst and JDanMan for your comments and suggestions. I will seriously look into all of your suggestions and hope that it's just some seasonal allergy thing. Thanks again.
My mom's fav pic of me is just like that. I am sitting on my grandmother door step, put hands to my face, and i have mango juice everywhere. Oh lordy! LOL! they are wonderful. Right now I am in coconut juice for some reason it has to have pulp. My DH thinks I am crazy! I had to go to buy a carton of them. UMMM! lol! Oh do you want to help me clean my house? My dogs are going crazy and they are just destroying my house.
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