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Drug Interactions

Coumadin may interact with many other medications (see Coumadin Drug Interactions).
 

Food Interactions With Coumadin

People who take Coumadin must follow certain dietary restrictions, as some foods interact with this medication (see Coumadin Diet for more information).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Coumadin if you have:
 
  • A bleeding disorder
  • Intestinal or stomach ulcers or bleeding
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • An aneurysm
  • Inflammation of the sac the surrounds the heart (the pericardium)
  • A bacterial infection of the endocardium (the inner layer of the heart)
  • A condition (such as a mental illness) that limits the ability to follow instructions carefully
  • Had a negative reaction to heparin
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
  • High blood pressure
  • A clotting disorder known as protein C deficiency
  • Polycythemia vera (a condition involving excess red blood cells)
  • Vasculitis (a blood vessel disorder)
  • Diabetes
  • An indwelling bladder catheter
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Coumadin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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