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Coumadin (warfarin)

Pradaxa

What do you think about Pradaxa, the new blood thinner?
Are the dietary restrictions for those on Pradaxa the same as those on Coumadin (warfarin)?

Specific Medication Interactions

Can I take a magnesium supplement with my Coumadin (warfarin)?
Does Coumadin interact with Neurontin?
Should I worry about interactions between Coumadin, Pepcid, and Protonix?
Does Extra-Strength Tylenol interfere with Coumadin?
Will taking Tylenol or Advil affect my INR levels?
What should my Coumadin-taking husband use for pain?
Is there an interaction between warfarin and Iodoral?

Supplements, Vitamins, and Herbal Preparations

A Note Regarding Supplements and Herbs:

Dr. Harlan recommends that you avoid all supplements and herbal preparations while taking Coumadin (warfarin). Discuss any and all medications, vitamins, supplements or herbal preparations that you may be taking, or may be considering taking, with your own physician prior to taking them while you are on Coumadin (warfarin).

Will Honeybells (tangelos) interact with medications like grapefruit does?
Can Eating Activia Have an Effect on INR and Coumadin (warfarin)?
Is HCG [human chorionic gonadotropin] safe for those on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Can I use probiotics like Align if I am on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Can I take Resveratrol with Coumadin (warfarin)?
What is PGX, PolyGlycopleX, or Miracle Noodles and are they safe for me to take while on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Should Coumadin (warfarin) users avoid MSG?
Will apple cider vinegar help my acid reflux while I am on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Is it okay to cook with garlic while on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Is it safe to take Acai Advance with Coumadin (warfarin)?
Will drinking aloe vera juice interact with Coumadin (warfarin)?
Will Resveratrol interact with Coumadin (warfarin)?
How will these herbs affect my Coumadin and INR?
Do you have suggestions for eating healthy on Coumadin - for a busy lifestyle?
Are freeze dried acai berries and changa mushroom powder OK with Coumadin?
Can I substitute Resveratrol for my daily dose of Coumadin (warfarin)?
Can I take acai berry with Coumadin?
Is there a multivitamin without Vitamin K?
Can I take Dr. Sears ZONE - Metabolic Digestive Support with my Coumadin (warfarin)?
Are Aronia berries (chokeberries) safe with Coumadin?
Does eating garlic counteract eating high amounts of Vitamin K?
Can a Coumadin user have wheatgrass juice?
Should I avoid iron if I am on Coumadin?
Will Vitamin B have an effect on my INRs?
What effect does taking saw palmetto have on Coumadin levels?
If I'm on Coumadin, can I use Green Tea for weight loss?
What about Coumadin and Golgi or Noni juice?
Is Mona Vie (acai juice) safe with Coumadin?
Why can't I have grapefruit?
Can I take Chromium Picolinate while I'm taking Coumadin?
Do Goji Berries interact with Coumadin (warfarin)?
What about herbal teas and Coumadin?
Can I take Fenugreek with my other medications?
Can I use these nutritional supplements while on Coumadin?
How can my friend control her Vitamin K intake and increase her iron intake?
Are there supplements you can take to help reduce your dose of Coumadin®?
Does papaya have a blood-thinning effect?
I've heard that apple cider will help you lose weight. Will apple cider interact with the warfarin I'm on?