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Is it possible to find any lactose free blood thinning medications

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Maybe: A person on blood thinners can ask his prescribing doctor to look for a tablet that does not contain lactose. Some medications contain lactose, while ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not exactly: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). The nsaids are felt to have some "blood thinning" properties, and they can incr... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No: Celebrex (celecoxib) has no platelet inhibiting effect. In fact, to the contrary, there is a small risk of blood clots (heart attacks) with celebrex (... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
No: The trauma may cause bleeding into the skin and possibly scar tissue.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea.
A member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, there is no problem taking glucosamine. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about which foods to avoid if you are on a blood thinner.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Botox and thinners: While the risk of bleeding and bruising is higher with anticoagulants, especially if more than one is used, i feel comfortable using Botox in most fac... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes-any genetic test: If blood work is needed, be sure to elevate your arm, with pressure on the withdrawal site for several minutes, to prevent a nasty bruise. A pressure ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Anticoagulation eye: Anticoagulation medications like Aspirin and coumadin, (warfarin) will not cause bleeding . However, if bleeding is started for instance from trauma,... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Cardiology 29 years experience
Depends: It doesn't matter so much how many stents you have but why you have them, what do you your other arteries look like and when were they put in. For ins... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Testing required: All blood thinning agents must be monitored as everyone may react differently to the different medications. Even after a proper level is reached regu... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Clotting factors: Even when the medication is out of the system the effects of the medicine persist. For example effect of aspirin on platelet function persist for 3 da... Read More
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