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Acenocoumarol : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Acenocoumarol with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Acenocoumarol Acenocoumarol is a blood thinner agent prescribed to treat or prevent the formation of blood clots or thrombus in the blood vessels helps by dissolving the blood clots and reducing the complication of thromboembolic disorders.

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Acenocoumarol Interactions with Food and Herbs

Vitamin-K rich products: Acenocoumarol is an anticoagulant that interferes with vitamin-K dependent clotting factors. Intake of vitamin K rich foods like green leafy broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, dong quai, spinach, kale, black licorice, turnip greens, and brussel sprouts decrease its ability to prevent blood clotting.

Others: Don't take garlic, ginger, ginseng, ginkgo, glucosamine and fish oil. These products increase or decrease the effect of acenocoumarol on bleeding.

Cannabis: Acenocoumarol interacts with cannabis and increases the risk of bleeding.

St. John's Wort: Acenocoumarol reduces the plasma level of the oral anticoagulant and may also increase the thromboembolic risk (Blockage of a blood vessel by a blood clot dislodged from its site of origin).

Acenocoumarol Interactions with Alcohol

The anticoagulant effect of acenocoumarol may be affected by alcohol.
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How to Take the Medication -

Acenocoumarol is available in the form of a tablet. You can take this once a day with food or on an empty stomach. The recommended dose varies from person to person and from day to day. Read and follow the given instructions exactly as directed on the prescription label. Stick to the recommended dose. Do not stop taking medicine without talking to your doctor.
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