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Should I take Syntra5 with anti-coagulants, I take blood

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Hi, I'm Georgina. Should I take Syntra5 with anti-coagulants
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I take blood pressure tablets, Atacand, Lercanidapine, Cardiensiel, Xarelto, and Inexium
JA: In general, how has your health been lately? How long have you been dealing with the issue?
Customer: My health is fairly stable, but I've suffered with hypertension and atrial fibrillation for some years now.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Well I had a total hysterectomy, leaving me without ovaries, and also I have had my gall bladder removed.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Nicholas Merwood replied 3 months ago.

Hi Georgina, can you please confirm the contituents in Syntra 5? Are you talking about the supplement that contains vitamin C, biotin and chromium?

Expert:  Nicholas Merwood replied 3 months ago.

Also a proprietary mixture containing various herbal extracts including Garcinia cambogia...

Expert:  Nicholas Merwood replied 3 months ago.

There is some evidence to suggest that cinnamon does have a blood thinning effect, however the dose of cinnamon and the length of treatment required to result in blood thinning is less clear. With the resources I have at hand I am not confident in saying that it is definitely safe to take this supplement.

Expert:  Nicholas Merwood replied 3 months ago.

In addition, I noticed you are on Nexium. It is possible that the ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and then hydroxycitric acid (in the Garcinia cambogia extract) may exacerbate your reflux issues but this may not be significant if it is well controlled.

Expert:  Nicholas Merwood replied 3 months ago.

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