DRIPS & INDICATIONS

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This list is not all inclusive. There are other indications for some of these drips as well.

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Foods/Drinks to Avoid While on Coumadin

Warfarin (coumadin) is a blood thinner that decreases the chance for a blood clot. Foods high in vitamin K can interfere with the efficacy of warfarin, thus making it more likely that one could clot. Vitamin K is involved in clot formation in the body.

There are also foods that can do just the opposite and increase the effects of Warfarin-making it more likely that an individual could develop a bleed (ex: intestinal). Examples of foods/drinks that may potentially interact:

DECREASE THE EFFICACY OF WARFARIN (Higher risk to clot)

  1. Kale 1/2 cup 531 mcg
  2. Mustard Greens raw  1 cup 279 mcg
  3. Spinach 1/2 cup cooked 444 mcg
  4. Collard Greens 1/2 cup cooked 418 mcg
  5. Parsley 1/4 cup 246 mcg

INCREASE THE EFFECTS OF WARFARIN (Higher risk to bleed)

  1. Garlic oil supplements
  2. Alcohol
  3. Cranberry juice
  4. Vitamin E supplements

REFERENCES:

  1. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombophlebitis/expert-answers/warfarin/faq-20058443
  2. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/PreventionTreatmentofArrhythmia/A-Patients-Guide-to-Taking-Warfarin_UCM_444996_Article.jsp#.WOf0sRjMzR0
  3. https://www.cc.nih.gov/ccc/patient_education/drug_nutrient/coumadin1.pdf

 

 

Disclaimer: This does not act as any form of medical advice. See your PCP for further education & recommends on foods, supplements, drinks to avoid while on this medication. This blog is for medical professional use only. This is not an all inclusive list.

GI Bleed-Meds to Avoid

GI Bleed Meds to Avoid

SPECIFIC CLASSES:
NSAIDS
Anticoagulants

SPECIFIC MEDS:
Ibuprofen (Motrin, Nuprin)
Aspirin (Ecotrin, Bayer)
Naproxen (Anaprox, Aleve)
Excedrin (that contains aspirin)
Meloxicam (Mobic)
Eliquis (Apixaban)
Rivaroxaban (Xeralto)
Warfarin (Coumadin)
Clopidogrel (Plavix)
Brilinta (Ticagrelor)
Cilostazol (Pletal)
Heparin
Enoxaparin (Lovenox)
Dabigatran (Pradaxa)
Ketorolac (Tordol)
Indomethacin (Indocin)
Asa/extended release dipyridamole (Aggrenox)

DISCLAIMER: This is not an all-inclusive list. There are other meds that can contribute to GI bleeds. This is a general overview