For Patients Taking Coumadin®
(Warfarin Sodium Tablets, USP):

November 15, 1999 Article from LA TIMES

September 1998 article from Metropolitan Magazine

July 9, 1998 Press Release



A complete guide to healthy meals when taking Coumadin®

The Coumadin® Cookbook 466 pages written by Rene Desmarais, MD, Greg Golden, RCS and Gail Beynon

In addition, Gail Beynon offers numerous tips concerning food preparation and storage that are sure to be helpful in any kitchen.

Patients on COUMADIN® have always had to pay attention to the Vitamin K content in their foods. "The COUMADIN® Cookbook" provides guidelines for stabilizing daily Vitamin K intake to patients on COUMADIN®.

In addition to clear directions for preparing a variety of tasty dishes, each recipe in the book gives the number of micrograms of Vitamin K contained per serving. This cookbook is written with the viewpoint of the patient in mind. With the use of the cookbook, it should be easier for the patient to eat a wide variety of healthy foods AND consume roughly the same amount of vitamin K each day.

The "INTRODUCTION" reviews several important facts regarding COUMADIN® and vitamin K.

In the section "USEFUL DIETARY TIPS", the patient is provided with general information on how to make their intake of Vitamin K more constant.

The Coumadin® Cook Book lists around 200 foods low in Vitamin K per serving.

Over 300 tasty recipes with known Vitamin K content per serving are provided. These include SALADS and VEGETABLES. Every food group is represented in the recipes.

Check out a few of the recipes? Click here!

Hundreds of recipes for-

  • Appetizers
  • Breads, Sandwiches & Spreads
  • Beef
  • Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Desserts
  • Lamb
  • Pies
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Rice, Pasta & Potatoes
  • Salads, Dressings & Sauces
  • Seafood
  • Soups
  • Vegetables

The Coumadin® Cook Book is available by mail or by calling the Coumadin® Cook Book Order Line.

By mail, send check or money order payable to Marsh Publishing for $16.95 (plus $3.00 shipping and handling) to the following address: Coumadin® Cook Book, P.O. Box 1597, Salisbury, MD 21802-1597. (Maryland residents must add five-percent sales tax.) Please allow six weeks for delivery.

By phone, call the Coumadin® Cook Book Order Line at (410) 749-1989 and leave a voice mail with your name, shipping address, and credit-card information (your name as it appears on the card, the card number, and the expiration date); we accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

You can also fax your order with your credit-card information to (410) 749-9054 or
E-MAIL your order.  Don't forget to include the name, address and credit card information.

For information or questions about the cookbook you may e-mail
Rene Desmarais, MD

The Coumadin® Cook Book has not been endorsed by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ( Bristol-Myers Squibb), nor has the information set forth in the Coumadin® Cook Book been authorized or approved by Bristol-Myers Squibb . Bristol-Myers Squibb is not responsible for the accuracy of such information and expressly disclaims any responsibility to correct such information. In no event will Bristol-Myers Squibb be liable for damages, including special, incidental, consequential, or indirect damages arising from the use of the Coumadin® Cook Book, however caused and/or under any theory of liability. This limitation will apply even if Bristol-Myers Squibb has been advised of the possibility of any such damage.
The use of COUMADIN®, an anticoagulant, is associated with some risk of morbidity and mortality. Although it is hoped that the use of this book will help some patients to regulate, more easily, their dose of COUMADIN® and their prothrombin time/INR, the authors can not and do not make any guarantee regarding these potential benefits. Also, the authors can not and do not guarantee any reduction in the risk associated with the use of COUMADIN®. The risks of anticoagulation with COUMADIN® will not be eliminated by the use of this book and, therefore, the authors are not responsible for any complications, including death, that may result from COUMADIN® use. Consultation with the health care professional or professionals responsible for prescribing the COUMADIN® and monitoring the patient's prothrombin time/INR is necessary and strongly recommended before a change in the patient's diet. The responsibility for the risks associated with COUMADIN® use remain with the patient and the health care professional or professionals described above. If the purchaser of this book does not wish to be bound by the above, the book may be returned to the publisher for a full refund.

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