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Can anyone tell me more about Coumadin?
What are the do's and don'ts while on this medication?  I like to eat lots of greens... is it going to be a problem?
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Carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet stating that you are taking Coumadin, in case of emergency. Any doctor, dentist, or emergency medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking Coumadin.

You should not take acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) unless your doctor has told you to. NSAIDs include celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Voltaren), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), indomethacin, naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and could cause serious bleeding in your stomach or intestines.

Avoid sudden changes in your diet. Vitamin K decreases the effects of Coumadin. Large amounts of vitamin K are found in foods such as liver, broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach, Swiss chard, coriander, collards, cabbage, and other green leafy vegetables. Do not change the amount of these foods in your diet without first talking to your doctor.

Avoid eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice, or taking cranberry herbal products.

Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of Coumadin.

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Thanks for you message!... I don't really know what to say... I guess there will be lots of thing to watch out for while on this medication... ... It's just that I've been drug free as far as ongoing meds after all what I've been through, 3 OHS awaiting the 4th one, and a history of osteosarcoma...... I don't think I will like being on this med at all.....

Thanks much!
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Kalani, if avaliabe to youi sugest you get into a throbosis clinic thwil mointer your blood,
you dont want it to thin -danger of bleading nor to thick dange rof blood clot, you can eat any food i nmoderation,as long as yuo tell your lab person,in the clinc or DR, they will adjust your dose to what you eat ,but if yuo do change your eatting habits be sure and call it in. if yuo take any new medicin yuo must tel the clinc or DR. esp anatabotics.
i wish yuo well

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