28th November 2019

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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.
  • Alcohol.
  • Contact Sports.
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)
  • Grapefruit Juice.

So, what are the bad side effects of eliquis?

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.

Can I eat grapefruit if I am taking eliquis?

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.
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