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Does Folic acid interact with Coumadin?

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Blood Disorders
Question: Would conjugated folic acid be acceptable for some person that is on coumadin?
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Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Folic acid interacts with coumadin drugs but dose change is not required.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

Folic acid is known to interact with Coumadin at cellular level.

However, studies have not shown any requirement of change or modification of coumadin drug.
You can take Folic acid when on coumadin.

It will be good if you keep your treating physician well informed about your Folic acid intake also (if at all you're considering this).

Thanks and take care, let me know if there's any further query.
Dr Shailja Puri
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