Vitamin E And Blood Thinners

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Medical Warning:

is most likely to occur when starting, stopping or changing the dose of your vitamin E, especially if you are taking 800 units of vitamin E or more daily. If your doctor prescribes these two medicines together, you may need to have your bleeding times checked more often. Doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this drug interaction and may be monitoring you for it.
Vitamin E may increase the effects of your blood thinner. You may experience an increased chance for bleeding, including bleeding from your gums, nosebleeds, unusual bruising, or dark stools. This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice.
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None of the subjects who received vitamin E had a significant change in the international normalized ratio, and thus it appears that vitamin E can safely be given to patients who require chronic warfarin therap.

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