What Tea Is Safe To Drink While Taking Coumadin?

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Asked by GLORIA VERSHAY

What Tea Is Safe To Drink While Taking Coumadin?

Mother-in-law just started on Coumadin. Know herbal teas are out. What tea is safe for her to drink while on this medication. Is taking for atrial fibrillation.

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Hi Gloria,

Green tea may be an option. You mother-in-law is probably being closely monitored by her physician right now (having regular blood tests to check INR - a measure of blood clotting). Green tea contains vitamin K which impacts warfarin/coumadin and blood clotting, but as long as her vitamin K intake is consistent her medication can be adjusted for her consumption of vitamin K containing foods. I recommend discussing with her physician.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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