Foods containing vitamin K affect how Coumadin works. Green leafy vegetables contain a high level of vitamin K. Increased consumption of vitamin K containing foods decrease the blood thinning effect of Coumadin. Reducing the consumption of vitamin K containing foods will increase the effect of Coumadin. To avoid a yo-yo effect in the action of Coumadin, healthcare providers suggest that vitamin K consumption should not vary widely while on Coumadin treatment.
- Q Is there a natural alternative to warfarin?
- Q Could I be allergic to warfarin?
- Q What should I know about taking a novel anticoagulant if I am on warfarin?
- Q Do I need to take special care of my teeth while taking warfarin?
- Q What should I do if I forget to give my child her dose of warfarin?
- Q Do people taking warfarin (Coumadin) bruise more easily?