Fasting Muslims on warfarin should keep closer tabs on their blood thickness
Published on Jul 16, 2014 12:50 PM
SINGAPORE - Muslims on the blood-thinning medication warfarin should be extra careful during the fasting month of Ramadan, doctors at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) have advised.
They carried out a study of this group of patients before, during, and after Ramadan, and found that fasting makes them more likely to veer out of the safe blood-thickness range.
These patients also remained outside the safe range for a longer period during the fasting month.
Patients are usually put on warfarin when they have a condition that makes their blood more likely to clot, like an irregular heartbeat.
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