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Patients Taking Warfarin Unaware of Effects from Dietary Supplements

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

November 30, 2011 – In a report from Health Day, heart patients who are taking Warfarin are not always aware of the effects from also taking dietary supplements.

Patients who take Warfarin require careful monitoring due to the potential risk for bleeding or blood clots, which could lead to a stroke. However, dietary supplements can interfere with Warfarin, such as reducing the effectiveness of it.

Some patients in a study conducted by the Intermountain Medical Center in Utah also admitted to sometimes skipping doses of their medication or taking more than they should. At the same time, they were not aware of the potential dangers that dietary supplements could cause, such as increased risk of bleeding.

The active ingredients in vitamins and dietary supplements could lead to adverse reactions. Doctors should be discussing with their patients the interactions that various supplements may have with their medication.

Heart conditions can become severe enough that an individual may be unable to work. The inability to work, along with limitations in daily functioning, could warrant the need of disability benefits.

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