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Blood thinners

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Gabatrol: This is not a blood thinner, it is a commercial GABA type chemical sold for anxiety and other claims otc
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
"Thinner"=Misleading: Blood viscosity=primarily due to surface adhesiveness of red blood cells. Blood viscosity is ↓ed in anemia (RBCs farther apart), but is not healthy. A... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Mobic (meloxicam): Miloxicam is an anti-inflammatory, in the advil (ibuprofen) family. To a certain extent, they all thin the blood -- some more than others. Aspirin see... Read More
Dr. Nathan Ritter
Cardiology 25 years experience
Meloxicam?: No, Meloxicam is a pain killer in the group of medications known as nsaids. Ibuprofen is another example of this type of medication. Meloxicam is sup... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Watson 349: Watson 349 pill - acetaminophen/hydrocodone 500 mg / 5 mg, neither component of this pill is a blood thinner.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Vit C : Vitamin c is not a blood thinner.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Bleeding: If you are referring to warfarin, it can cause severe bleeding. If aspirin, bleeding and kidney problems. Be very careful with all blood thinners. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No but: It is associated with a lower risk of heart disease if taken regularly in moderation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
No: Codeine is an opiate. Not a blood thinner.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Diethy propion: No. It is not a blood thinner. Diethylpropion is used along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet, exercise, and behavior change program to hel... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
No: Vicodin contains Acetaminophen and a narcotic. Neither of these is a blood thinner.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
Dr. Rishi Kumaranswered
Anesthesiology 9 years experience
Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) is routinely used as a chronic blood thinner. It works by inhibiting several coagulation factors (factors ii, vii, ix, and x) as w... Read More
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