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My husband takes the blood thinner Effient. Does he need to limit the amount of leafy greens he eats?

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No. Effient does not work by inhibiting vitamin K.

So there is no reason to change your diet when taking it.

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Yes he does. His doctor should advise him. My Doctor suggested that IF I eat any leafy green vegetables, make it very little and only once in a great while. and say only once a month. leafy green vegetables have Vitamin K in it. Vitamin K have a natural blood thinner in it. It is not consistant how your body absorbs it. Blood thinners are the only safe way to go.

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