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is motrin a blood thinner

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Anti-platelet: Nsaids - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (motrin) an have a mild anti-platelet effect. Platelets are the cells that plug up cu ... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: but usually not a problem. Do not worry and check with your doc. No reason to wait. Good luck.
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Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
No worry: Motrin or ibuprofen is not a blood thinner and will not cause bleeding in the brain/
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ibuprofen: Not really a blood thinner but can poison platelets.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ibuprofen : Ibuprofen is a weak platelet inhibitor. It can be associated with bleeding.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Blood thinner: Yes Advil (ibuprofen) has a blood thinning effect due to it's effect on one's blood platelets. This is why Advil (ibuprofen) and other similar drugs ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Affects platelets: Which may affect clot formation.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Because has bleeding , Ibuprofen is not good, because is blood thinner. if has pain give him Tylenol.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Unlikely: Motrin and the family of drugs called non steroidal antiinflammatory meds typically affect the function of the platelets. In other words the platelet ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Most times not at all, but how much, how often and for how long would answer your question more specifically.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
It could be. : Call your doctor and get your blood pressure checked. He may want to make a change to your medication.
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