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Question by  Quicksilver (11)

Are there restrictions on certain vegetables if you are taking blood thinners?


Answer by  quisqualis (1756)

Green vegetables, which counteract coumadin, should not be eaten in large quantities. One serving per day of cooked green vegetables is plenty if you are on coumadin or warfarin. If you love kale, mustard, spinach, collards, parsley and the like, take it easy.


Answer by  skm (432)

Yes! If you are on warfarin you need to avoid foods with high levels of vitamin K. Examples include spinach and kale. If you greatly enjoy eating these vegetables and eat them regularly, discuss with your doctor when you can alter your dose to account for these foods.


Answer by  Jo3355 (575)

Some vegetables should be eaten sparingly when you have been prescribed blood thinners. These vegetables will cause the blood thinners to lose some of their effectiveness and will affect the dosage amounts. Spinach should be eaten sparingly as should all green vegetables including salad greens. It is best to check with your doctor and get his advice about this.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

The primary restriction on vegetables are those with vitimin K. These vegetable include cabbage, brussel sprouts, spinach, califlower and other green leafy vegetables. These vegetables can cause problems in conjunction with blood thinners.


Answer by  heather88 (1897)

I don't think there is, but you may want to consult your doctor. The doctor could tell you more. The doctor could tell you what you may need foods you need to avoid. You should talk to your doctor to get further information about what you can or can not eat.

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