Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications

Title

Potential Ipriflavone and Warfarin Interaction

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2007

Journal Title

The American Journal of Medicine

ISSN

1555-7162

Volume

120

Issue

12

First Page

e3

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2006.08.028

PubMed ID

18060912

Abstract

The patient is a 68-year-old white woman with a history of atrial fibrillation, osteoporosis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease who is anticoagulated with warfarin. Her osteoporosis had been treated with risedronate sodium, but she discontinued this medication when she learned that gastroesophageal reflux was a common adverse effect. She went to a local pharmacy that specializes in herbal and nontraditional medications to seek an over-the-counter treatment for osteoporosis. The pharmacist recommended a supplement containing ipriflavone, calcium, and vitamin D.

Keywords

Aged, anticoagulants, complementary therapies, drug interactions, female, humans, isoflavones, osteoporosis, warfarin