What foods to avoid while on blood thinners?
5 Things to Avoid When Taking Blood Thinners
- Foods Rich in Vitamin K. Specifically for individuals taking the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin), vitamin K-rich foods like spinach, brussels sprouts, kale and even green tea can counteract the drug's effectiveness.
- Contact Sports.
- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)
- Grapefruit Juice.
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the symptoms listed in the Eliquis Warnings section above, or the following serious side effects:
- Easy bruising.
- Unusual bleeding or bleeding that won't stop, including nosebleeds and bleeding gums.
- Heavy menstrual periods.
- Pink, brown, or red urine.
- The recommended dose of ELIQUIS is 10 mg taken orally twice daily for the first 7 days of therapy. After 7 days, the recommended dose is 5 mg taken orally twice daily. The recommended dose of ELIQUIS is 2.5 mg taken orally twice daily after at least 6 months of treatment for DVT or PE [see Clinical Studies (14.3)].
- Praxbind is the reversal agent for Pradaxa and is approved for use in emergency situations when bleeding due to Pradaxa's anticoagulant effects can't be controlled. In fact, two drugs, Eliquis and Savaysa, caused less bleeding than warfarin.
- The new generation includes medications called Xarelto, Eliquis and Pradaxa. An estimated 250,000 Australians are on, or have taken, blood thinners. But with the newer drugs, only Pradaxa has an available antidote to stop patients from bleeding.
While you are taking this medicine, you should avoid eating grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice. Do not start, stop, or change your medicine or diet before checking with them first.
- While you are taking this medicine, you should avoid eating grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice. Do not start, stop, or change your medicine or diet before checking with them first.
- If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor. Apixaban may be taken with food or on an empty stomach. It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
- It is best to avoid alcohol while taking apixaban. This is because it can increase the risk of bleeding in your stomach and intestines. If you do drink alcohol, do not have more than 1 drink a day, and no more than 2 drinks at a time every now and then. (1 drink = 1 beer, or 1 glass of wine, or 1 cocktail, or 1 shot.)
Updated: 28th November 2019