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    Is it ok to drink decaf green tea while on Plavix
    cvcman posted:
    I have heard both yes and no...does anyone know for sure ?
    CardiostarUSA1 responded:

    It's best for the patient to discuss this with his/her doctor(s). And the local pharmacist may/can be helpful as well when it comes to interactions from a specific food and drink.

    General info-only -

    How Green Tea Interacts With Medicines

    AND while on the subject of tea, as reported, some experts say that tea is one of the best things you can drink, particularly because it is rich in antioxidants.

    Additionally, there are numerous articles and a plethora of info on the Net about drinking tea in general, be it green tea, white tea, black tea, Oolong tea, herbal tea, decaffeinated tea(s).



    Is Tea Good for the Heart?

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    James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
    There is some limited data that green tea may increase the risk of bleeding slightly, particularly in people on blood thinners. I imagine the risk is very low, however - but this is an important question to discuss with your doctor specifically.
    cvcman replied to James Beckerman, MD, FACC's response:
    Plavix is not really a blood thinner though....

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