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Does flax seeds interact with Propafenone and Propranolol?

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Dr. Shailja Puri

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Posted on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 in Blood Disorders
Question: Will flaxseed, acacia gum, or agave inulin affect my warfarin or propafenone and propanalol usage?
Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Flas seeds are known to interfere with warfarin and inulin.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
Out of all three food products mentioned, flax seeds can interfere with both warfarin and propofenone.
This is due to presence of omega 3 fatty acids in flax seeds.
Thus, I suggest you to take flax seeds only after consulting your treating doctor.
Other two products- acacia gum and agave inulin are not known to interfere with the drugs.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
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