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 What are the risk factors in using Warfarin with pain killers?
- Q Why does my mother have to have so many blood tests while taking warfarin?
- Q Can I drink wine with dinner if I'm taking warfarin?
- Q How can I remember to take my warfarin every day?
- Q What should I do if I'm taking warfarin and need to have a root canal?
- Q What is the difference between warfarin and Coumadin?