omega 3's

hi, i take 5 mg of warfarin daily and wonder if anyone takes warfarin and omego 3's ? doctor said i could take this, however, i did some reserach at an omega 3 site and they said that it could have an impact on the effects of the warfarin, if anyone has information or takes warfarin and omega 3's, please share your experiences with me. thank you --- ABS


4 Comments

Warfarin

by ted - 2008-10-10 09:10:50

Almost anything that you eat or swallow can have an effect on Warfarin (Coumadin). Alcohol, antacids, antihistamines, barbiturates, diuretics, Vitamin C, acetaminophen, antibiotics, anabolic steroids, ibuprofen, flu virus vaccine, naproxen, salicylates, Vitamin K, are only a few of the many. Travel, changes in diet, environment, physical state, etc. may also influence the patient's response. You just have to check your PT regularly and whenever other medications are initiated, discontinued, or taken haphazaardly.

I agree

by janetinak - 2008-10-11 01:10:52

I agree with Ted. EVERYTHING affects the Coumadin!!
Add vegies, esp.green ones (salads) as have Vitamin K which affects the level in blood,cranberry & their products, grapefruit & its juice, exercise, Tylenol. Everybody has a different response & I can only second what Ted says above-get your blood level checked frequently with changes. Drug usually prevents strokes, etc but you need to be aware that it is very sensitive. It can be a drag but better than the alternative. :-)

Janet

Warfarin for Ever

by gamma - 2008-10-11 09:10:44

Check with the anticoagulant clinic if you go to one. I agree with two posters before me. I've been on warfarin forever.

Coumadin & Omega 3

by Papaguy1 - 2014-05-27 10:05:50

I have a pacemaker for 6 years and on Coumadin 4 mg/day. I always take a minimum of 1000 mg /day of omega 3 fatty acids without noticeable side-effect. Control of the vitamin K was important to me.

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