If you're taking warfarin, you do not have to stop eating salads and leafy green vegetables like spinach. You should eat about the same amount of leafy green vegetables every day. In other words, if you are used to having a salad every day you can continue to have it. If you don't normally eat salad every day, though, you shouldn't suddenly have a big salad one day. Leafy green vegetables contain vitamin K, which affects blood clotting and can change the amount of warfarin you need.
- Q Can warfarin (Coumadin) delay menopause or cause heavy menstrual flow?
- Q If my mother is on warfarin, how can she know which foods have vitamin K?
- Q Is it safe for older people like my grandmother to take warfarin?
- Q Why do I need to have my blood tested when I'm taking warfarin?
- Q What should I do if I forget to give my child her dose of warfarin?
- Q Why does my mother have to have so many blood tests while taking warfarin?