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Is there any food should be avoided while taking Brilinta? i.e. leafy vegetables, green tea, garlic?

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suzanne66 17 Jul 2018

Blood thinners fall into two categories: antiplatelet drugs and anticoagulants.

Antiplatelets keep blood cells from sticking together; examples are aspirin clopidogrel and Brilinta (Ticagrelor)
Anticoagulants keep proteins in the blood from forming clots, an example is warfarin. With this type the anticoagulant effect is affected by Vitamin K blood levels. Consuming certain foods and beverages high in Vitamin K like green tea or green leafy vegetables may increase the blood-thinning properties of these drugs causing serious bleeding.

Brilinta, unlike the anticoagulant warfarin, is not known to interact with food and beverages so there is no need to avoid anything.

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