Xarelto with flaxseed and flaxseed oil - 1262581

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Xarelto with flaxseed and flaxseed oil - 1262581

I'm currently taking 20 Meg's Xarelto a day and have introduced both ground flaxseed and flaxseed oil to my diet. Is there a clear danger of thinning the blood too much with this food stuff?

Also what test can I ask for to see if my blood is "thinned" properly.

Many thanks,
WV

Dr West
Reply To: Xarelto with flaxseed and flaxseed oil

Xarelto isn't like coumadin (warfarin) in the need for ongoing testing to check that you're getting a therapeutic dose. The standard dose is the standard dose that is used in this setting.

I also don't know of any data about ground flaxseed and flaxseed oil interacting with Xarelto. I'm afraid you're likely asking questions that have no answer. You could ask your pharmacist, but frankly I'd be very surprised if there are data out there to address your question. There just aren't reported studies done on potential interactions of every medication with every other ingestible substance.

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