[nafex] Fruit and anticoagulant therapy - potentiation /OT
ehilborn at mebtel.net
Sat Mar 10 10:03:47 EST 2012
As subscribers to this list are (in general) avid consumers of fruit and
some of us may be taking anticoagulant drugs such as warfarin
(Coumadin), I noticed these reports and wanted to share the information.
I am aware of the potential anticoagulant enhancing effects of leafy
greens. In fact, that effect is commonly included in patient teaching
during the initiation of Coumadin therapy; I was not previously aware of
any association with fruit.
A report on the effects of goji berry enhancing the anticoagulant
properties of medication.
A report on the effects of cranberry enhancing the effect of
These are not newly reported associations, but I have never heard a health care provider warn against potential interactions between fruit and warfarin. So if you are a consumer of these fruits and are a patient having problems with the effects of your oral anticoagulants, this potential interaction may be something to discuss with your health care provider.
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