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.
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