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Find out the exact amount of Vitamin K (in micrograms) of almost a thousand common foods! Listed both alphabetically and then in order of the amount of Vitamin K in the food, this downloadable list will help you know exactly how much Vitamin K you're eating. Just $4.95 for the eBook or $12.95 for the paperback book! Shop now!
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I recently purchased a bottle of Resveratrol supplements. Reading the fine print, I caught the bit about platelet aggregation. I suffered a PE in Sept 08. My INR seems to hover around 2.0 despite my dose of 15 mg of Coumadin each day. What is the interference, if any, between the two?. My own doctor had not heard of resveratrol and I don't want to do anything to further aggravate the clotting/anticlotting mechanisms of my body.
First and foremost, there's no reason to take resveratrol. There is simply no evidence that it will benefit you. We have no research to prove that it will help and there's so little quality studies about whether it might actually harm you.
Secondly, I never recommend any such supplements to my patients who are taking Coumadin® (warfarin). The companies that make such products are poorly regulated and have a long track record of harming people.
At the same time, you have no knowledge of how this might interact with your Coumadin or any other medication.
Put simply, if you take Coumadin, don't take supplements.
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
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Is my husband's Coumadin dosage stable because he eats a big salad every day?
Are freeze dried acai berries and changa mushroom powder OK with Coumadin?
Are Aronia berries (chokeberries) safe with Coumadin?
Thanks for your lists of foods containing Vitamin K!
Can you eat green pickled tomatoes if you are on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Does eating garlic counteract eating high amounts of Vitamin K?
Will non-alcoholic beer affect your Coumadin dose?
Is Lean Cuisine Coumadin safe?
Does grapefruit really interact with medications? (See also....)
Are almonds a good snack for those on Coumadin?
Is regular tea, iced or hot, contraindicated while taking Coumadin?
There's an easy way to find out about the nutrition content of any food. Just use The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan Software.
Just register to use the software, then click the Recipe Box tab. The ingredient database includes over 7,000 ingredients and will show you the nutritional information for those ingredients - including Vitamin K. Use the Food Diary section to help you track your daily Vitamin K intake along with calories and other nutrients. Try it now!