Xarelto and chamomile?

Chamomile is a natural blood thinner and as such, if you take blood thinner medications you should avoid drinking chamomile tea. Xarelto is a clotting med different than Coumadin which directly thins the blood.

Xarelto and chamomile tea?

It’s not safe drinking chamomile tea while on Xarelto. However, it contains a small amount of Coumarin which may have very mild blood thinning effects, but usually just in high doses for long periods of time.

Are there any food interactions with Xarelto?

You often speak of food interactions with the blood thinner warfarin ( Coumadin ), but rarely address the anticoagulant Xarelto. I take Xarelto for atrial fibrillation and would like to know what food interactions I might need to be aware of.

This begs the query “Does green tea interact with Xarelto (warfarin)?”

This is what our research found. though green tea is an issue with Coumadin (Warfarin) it is not an issue with Xarelto. That is why people want to move from Coumadin (Warfarin) to Xarelto. Also the correct term is anti-coagulants vs. blood thinners, as the medication is not thinning your blood, it is stopping your blood from forming clots or coagulating.

Why can’t I take Xarelto on an empty stomach?

That is because the drug is not absorbed as well when taken on an empty stomach. One person who skipped meals due to shift work ended up with pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs) despite taking the drug conscientiously. We also think it would be advisable to limit intake of grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking Xarelto.

How should I take Xarelto for blood clot protection?

Take Xarelto with a Proper Meal: An article in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (May 9, 2015) concluded that patients prescribed rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for blood clot protection should take it “together with a proper meal.” That is because the drug is not absorbed as well when taken on an empty stomach.