Warfarin food inr

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Avatar f tn Warfarin is taken once daily at the same time every day, preferably in the evening, with or without food. Many drugs can potentially interfere with warfarin and may cause your INR to change, putting you at risk for bleeding or a clot. These drugs include prescription medications, over-the-counter medications (like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen), and dietary and herbal supplements. They should be avoided unless otherwise directed by health provider.
Avatar m tn I have never taken Warfarin, but I do work in healthcare and am very familiar with coumadin (warfarin). I do check patients PT/INR levels. The only problem I had while taking Pradaxa was my gums bleeding. It was not a significant amount. I did let my EP guy know about it, and he said just one of the side effects. So I just monitored it and had to not brush my teeth so vigorously. But I ate what I wanted to, no PT/INR checks.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn My specialist has feferred me for an ablation procedure which I am waiting for now. I was put on warfarin and bisoprolol and due to the nature of my work I cannot go back whilst on warfarin as i work offshore. I was wandering why I cant be put on asprin which will at least allow me to pass my medical to return to work after the ablation. I have been off work for 3 months due to this and without pay which is causing me a great deal of stress and anxiety.
Avatar n tn Ideally you should it in the evening, but choose a time of day that you will remember to take it. On the days you are getting your INR level checked, do not take the warfarin before the blood test in case a change in your dosage needs to be made. ┬č Should I take warfarin with food or on an empty stomach? Warfarin (Coumadin┬«) should be taken on an empty stomach, either one half hour before or one hour after a meal. Food impairs the absorption of the drug.
Avatar f tn Foods that are high in vitamin K are often blamed, but in my personal experience, it's usually a drug -- more often than food -- that changes my INR. There are a few foods that are pretty powerful in that way, though, so think about anything new that you are putting in your mouth on a regular basis that you weren't taking when your INR was in range. Taking probiotics will do it for me, for instance. Drinking soy milk or using a lot of salad dressing with soy oil will do it.
690060 tn?1247845341 That's the new oral anticoagulant that's been making its way to FDA approval, which was finally given today. No INR monitoring, no food interactions. But cost might be $10/day rather than 10 cents. https://us2.ixquick.com/do/metasearch.pl?
Avatar f tn He has been having me go to the lab once per week. Last week my INR was 2.9 and I have been taken 5mg of warfarin. This week my INR was 6.6. I am concerned about bleeding to death. Please advise.
Avatar m tn heparin until Warfarin build up in blood with INR 2.5. This brings me to now. I'm still taking Warfarin. Recently, I've noticed an increase in upper chest discomfort during stationary bike exercises. The discomfort begins about 10 minutes into a warm up session. I slow down enough for the discomfort to go subside and keep efforts on the low side to avoid having that pain. Once into the cycling session, I can increase efforts, but can feel that level upper chest discomfort.
238668 tn?1232735930 Prosthetic Valves and INR--Avoiding Headaches posted by J.D. on January 25, 1999 at 17:28:41: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear J.D., I have never heard of a link between INR levels and headaches. The risk of too low of an INR is blood clots, strokes, and thrombosed valve. Therefore I would not try to base therapy on whether she has a headache or not.
Avatar n tn 3 months before i had fracture in my right feet, after doctors put bandage in my feet , after bandage 1 day i feel pain in my chest, after i went to hospital and doctrors diagnose that i have plumbary embolisum. im wory too much becoz im young and im taking warfarin tablet 6 mg everyday. some time my inr goes up some time come down of level 2.0 to 1.9. i want to ask which food must i eat to help the disolve the blood clots & does drinking water help to break the clots ? thanks .
1796911 tn?1315608946 If you would like a list of fruits that thin the blood just ask me. You have to be consistent with any food so as not to change your INR to much. Just make sure you speak to your doctor first.
942410 tn?1274050674 That's why I am not going to be injecting the Lovenox any longer and today I skip my 5mg warfarin . I begin again the 5mg warfarin on Saturday and go for protime on Monday to see if it has come down a tad into the target range .
Avatar f tn Alcohol interacts adversely with Warfarin and increases the INR. Coumadin /warfarin interacts with foods that contain Vitamin K. Vitamin K works against Coumadin /warfarin and makes it less effective. Please try to eat consistent amounts of Vitamin K. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, kale, collard greens, cabbage, and salad greens are some sources of Vitamin K, but there are many others.
Avatar m tn Clinical studies show that Pradaxa may prevent more strokes than Coumadin (warfarin) in patients with atrial fibrillation who have a hard time keeping their INR within the target range. The major benefit is that patients on Pradaxa do not need monitoring or INR checks like those taking Coumadin. Pradaxa and Coumadin are very similar in regards to bleeding risk as a possible side effect. About 30% of patients in clinical studies experienced heartburn or GERD do to Pradaxa.
Avatar m tn Coumadin/warfarin is notorious for the difficulty in keeping your levels in range. Coumadin is known for having many drug-drug and drug-food interactions, which can make you over or under coagulated. For instance, since it works by being a vitamin K antagonist, foods that contain vitamin K (like leafy greens) can lower your INR. Taking vitamin E or fish oil or aspirin could raise it, and make bleeding more likely.
Avatar n tn I go in for protime test every two weeks as my inr is very unstable. (My stroke happened the day after my inr tested at 2.5. At the emergency room next day, it was 1.7. (My "normal" inr has now been set at 3.5 - 4.2 and depending on test results, I take from 1 & 1/2 to 3 5 mg warfarin tablets a day) I avoid ALL high vitamin K vegetables and this results in a diet with insufficient nutrition, particulstly enzymes.
Avatar m tn Hi there! Well, PT/ INR is maintained by altering the warfarin dosage, keeping in mind the drug interactions. In patients with variable PT/ INR, frequent testing is advisable. Recurrent stroke could occur secondary to increased or decreased blood coagulability or due to cardiac causes. There are a few antibiotics that may be relatively safer to use with the medication, though they may or may not suit the particular infection.
Avatar n tn Diet is one part of the equation. Other possible causes for INR fluctuations are poor quality control of the medication, changing brands of medication, smoking and other medications. (4) HAS MY TAKING OF CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT AND/OR HRT PATCH, ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE FORMATION OF THE PANNUS? A: The calcium supplement should not have any effect. The HRT patch may increase the risk slightly and may also be part of the reason your INR has been so variable.
Avatar m tn starts divax- er 250mg morng divax 500mg night estopam plus at night for 7 days then addittion Qtapin sr 50mg at nigt with same t/t for 10 days then Qtapin sr- 100mg estopam-10mg at 16 feb 2012 sizodonplus at night lithosun 300mg bd nitrosun 5mg sos and same t/t continue 9 march 2012 suddenly right side weakness, slurred speach no seizure or vomit, in c-t head encephalomalacia right PCA territory, left fronto temporal region. Acute infract-hypodense left basal ganglia, INR-1.
Avatar f tn I guess the Aggrenox was not working that well. The Coumadin is bringing my INR up. Is there any Herbs that you know the interact with Coumadin? I would love to take some Colon Cleansers. Thank you.
Avatar n tn Now days i m taking warfarin treatment and PT INR is almost 2.5. Can you please tell me the simple diating method to control my self? like which food I should be eat or else?
882102 tn?1240626011 I get along rather well with Warfarin, I take 5 mg a day and have good success staying in the 2-3 INR range.
Avatar f tn Coumadin pre-operatively, as you state one considers the risks of hemorrhage or thromboembolism versus the benefit from the operation. When considering noncardiac surgery, these factors and the need to weigh the risk of hemorrhage against that of thromboembolism must analyzed on an individual patient basis. Certain procedures such as a bunion that are not procedure that threatens limb or life are easy analysis.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn He s been on coumodin for about 12 yrs for his heart rythm or irregular heart beat. Over the past winter he had trouble swallowing, {IE food seemed to get stuck in his esophagus}. I took him to hospital where he visited a stomach and throat specialist.He was scheduled for a camera test down his throat, and was told he d have to cease taking coumodin 5 days in advance b/4 the scan which he did stop taking.
653169 tn?1303449969 I want to decrease Warfarin dose but I need to keep my coagulation time (TP/INR) in 2.0 to 3.0. How much turmeric I would need to take if I took 2.5mg Warfarin?
Avatar m tn He was developing severe tiredness and hand pain. He was investigated by cardiologist and was administered for Warfarin Sodium treatment; since the heart turned weak and one of the chamber was accumulating blood clot. He was regularly (initially weekly and then bi weekly and now monthly) tested for PT/INR response to the drug. But, on routine check up it is diagnosed that his SGPT and SGOT Levels have touched alarming.
1610916 tn?1344608814 I have been doing fairly well considering the fact that I have been on this Warfarin. It is getting a little more theraputic, and maybe it will finally get to a range and stay there!! I had another opinion by an MS DR in Dallas, and he said NO MS!!! I felt like I was starting all over again!!! But I still deal with my legs pain which is Peripheral Neuopathy. No diabetes though. But it is so hard to walk each day, I have extreme fatigue and sleepiness during the day.
1042487 tn?1275283499 With today's processed food and pesticides bombarded agriculture, it is really hard to get all the nutriments, vitamins and minerals the human being needs for a healthy life. Just cooking your food reduces the nutriments amounts you get and breaks down enzymes that help us digest our food. Eating enzyme-dead foods places a burden on your pancreas and other organs and overworks them, which eventually exhausts these organs.