Vitamin K food intake and Warfarin

  1. hi everyone,

    i just want to clarify something.

    During Warfarin (Coumadin) therapy (NCLEX setting) , does a patient need to lower

    the Vitamin K food intake or to be consistent of the Vitamin K food intake ?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   obloom14
    They shouldn't increase it. So staying consistent is correct
  4. by   souleater11
    Quote from obloom14
    They shouldn't increase it. So staying consistent is correct
    Thank you.

    by the way, for example if there is a SATA answer option of "lower Vitamin K food intake" would that answer be incorrect ?
  5. by   obloom14
    Quote from souleater11

    Thank you.

    by the way, for example if there is a SATA answer option of "lower Vitamin K food intake" would that answer be incorrect ?
    I Believe so yes...we want it to remain consistent.
  6. by   pumpkinspice555
    You can eat a little vitamin k but not too much because it will decrease the effects of Coumadin!
  7. by   AgentBeast
    Quote from pumpkinspice555
    You can eat a little vitamin k but not too much because it will decrease the effects of Coumadin!

    You can eat a boatload of Vitamin K as long as you take a comparable dosage of warfarain. The key with warfarin and Vitamin K intake is consistency.

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