Q. I take the anticoagulant Coumadin and I have read that drinking cranberry juice may increase my risk of bleeding. Would that hold for cranberry sauce as well? I love it.
A. There is still no consensus that cranberries interact with warfarin (Coumadin), but British health authorities have issued a warning about this combination. It is likely to apply to cranberries and cranberry sauce as well as juice.
A small taste might not hurt, but we would discourage you from overdoing. The consequence could be a dangerous bleeding episode.

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