If you are using warfarin, do drinks have an effect on warfarin? What drinks should I consume less or say goodbye to? Here are the answers…
Many drinks have a strong effect on Warfarin. Some drinks reduce the effect of warfarin, while others reduce it.
* In addition to vitamin K, green tea has some compounds that can cause blood clots. This reduces the effect of warfarin. It is not recommended to consume more than 3 cups per month.
*Studies have shown that caffeine inhibits the metabolism of warfarin and has the capacity to increase its plasma concentration and therefore its anticoagulant effects. Therefore, patients are advised not to consume excessive amounts of caffeine-rich products such as tea and coffee during warfarin therapy.
* Grapefruit juice should not be consumed as it can increase the effect of warfarin and cause easier bleeding.
*Excessive consumption of orange juice is not recommended due to the blood thinning effect of orange.
*Some herbs increase the effect of warfarin, while others reduce it. Therefore, do not consume herbal teas consisting of many kinds of herbal mixtures.
*Sage and linden, which are known to have blood thinning properties, are not recommended to be consumed as they will interact with warfarin.
* Chamomile tea can increase the risk of bleeding by interacting with warfarin. Do not consume excessively.
*You can consume soda. However, excessive consumption should be avoided as cola drinks contain caffeine and caffeine increases blood thinning properties by inhibiting warfarin metabolism.