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Taking Warfarin for mechanical aortic valve. Is there any interaction between HCG Dr. Simeon diet and Warfarin?

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Hello, I m researching the HCG Dr. Simeon diet and
Hello, I'm researching the HCG Dr. Simeon diet and have concerns because I currently take 7.5 mg of Warfarin 5x a week and 10 2x a week.. The warfarin is prescribed for a mechanical aortic valve. placed 18 yrs ago, I will be on the warfarin for life. Is there any interaction between the HCG and the warfarin?
Posted Sun, 22 Jul 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 2 hours later
Hi there.
Thanks for writing in.
I read your question with diligence.
To elaborate:
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is used for female infertility and other conditions resulting from a lack of this hormone and more recently with some weight loss programs. Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, that is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, blood clots in veins and arteries and mechanical prosthetic valves.
Generally speaking, drug interactions fall into three main categories: Drug-drug (i.e., prescription, over-the-counter, herbals, dietary supplements) interactions occur when two or more drugs react with each other. Drug-diet (food/drink) interactions result from drugs reacting with foods or drinks. Drug-disease interactions may occur when an existing medical condition makes certain drugs potentially harmful.

No significant interactions between the specified medications were identified; however, it is possible that there are interactions between these medications that have not been studied or reported. Personally, I feel there is no drug drug interaction, but can not entirely say about drug diet potential problem.

When your doctor prescribes a new medication, be sure to discuss all your prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including dietary supplements, vitamins, botanicals, minerals, and herbals, as well as the foods you eat. Always keep a current list of the drugs and supplements you take and review it with your health care providers and your pharmacist. If possible, use one pharmacy for all your prescription medications and over-the-counter products. This allows your pharmacist to keep a complete record of all your prescription drugs and to advise you about drug interactions and side effects. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications.
Now if you have any specific query regarding diet which you have take with HCG please ask. I will be happy to answer.

With Best Wishes.

Dr Anil Grover,
M.B.;B.S, M.D. (Internal Medicine) D.M.(Cardiology)
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