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Does anyone have any information that eating leafy green vegetables (high in vitamin K)and taking Plavix may be contraincated?
Plavix (clopidogrel) is a platelet aggregation inhibitor which works by decreasing the bloodÃ¢Â€Â™s ability to clot (clump together). Plavix works differently to the anticoagulants such as warfarin, which work by partially blocking the liverÃ¢Â€Â™s use of Vitamin K, which is an essential nutrient needed to make clotting factors and prevent bleeding.
Foods rich in Vitamin K can reduce the effectiveness of warfarin. Vitamin K is found naturally in leafy, green vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and spinach. When taking anticoagulants such as wafarin it is important that the amount of Vitamin K in the diet remains consistent.
The effectiveness of Plavix is not influenced by vitamin K intake.