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Will Warfarin interact with Garcinia Camboga? Can I take this

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Will Warfarin interact with Garcinia Camboga? Can I take this Herbal Supplement to help lose weight?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Shahzad MD replied 7 months ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Customer:

Ok thk you.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

As with most herbal compounds, the drug interactions with prescription drugs are not well known until they have been around a long time.

Customer:

Ok, thk you

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Most herbal products are well tolerated and don't interact but it's impossible to know for sure

I would suggest the following

1)let your doctor know you plan to start the supplement

2)Monitor your INR very closely while on it.

3)monitor for any side effects with the vimpat (neurological being the most worrisome)

4)If all is well and the INR is stable you should be fine.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

sorry wanted to say Garnicia rather than vimpat

Customer:

Have there been any reports? What would you recommend? I need to lose quite a bit of weight. However,due to a bad hip exercise has been painful. Will be having hip replacement within 6-9 months.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

There has been one odd case report in which the INR was raised

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But other than that no other case report.

Customer:

Ok i'll talk w/him. My INR has been pretty stable, between 2.5-2.7 for the last year. There is quite a bit of talk about this herbal, but have not heard much in the way of facts or interactions.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes there actually are no randomized controlled trials in this regard

Dr. Shahzad MD :

so thats why we cannot be sure like I mentioned.

Customer:

Hmmmm......may just continue with Weight Watchers, slow but steady. Really do not want to have it mess w/the meds.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes I agree with you on that.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Just continue with weight watchers would be the right way forward.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

any more questions?

Customer:

No, thank you. I appreciate your time and help. Will keep an eye out for any studies, it sounds fairly incredible, all the rage right now.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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