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A 34-year-old member asked:

is there a natural blood thinner i could take rather than prescription medication?

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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Probably not: This question sounds like a bad idea. Blood thinners are potentially dangerous (bleeding is bad, right?) so any "natural" substance purporting to be a blood thinner could have unpredictable effects. Prescription medications at least are regulated and tested, and would probably be way more safe and reliable than any "natural" supplement you could find.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Does someone need to be prescribed a blood thinner following an endarterectomy?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Maybe: It depends on the individual patient. Some people are very bad candidates for blood thinners because they have a history of ulcers, bleeds in the brain, etc. This choice should be discussed with the surgeon that does the endarterectomy.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: blood thinner?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 20 years experience
Prevents clots: Blood thinners are any medications that inhibit steps in the pathway that leads to clotting. Aspirin and plavix, (clopidogrel) for example, inhibit platelet cells in the bloodstream from clumping together. Coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood by inhibiting the proteins in the blood that lead to deposition of fibrin, which makes up the bulk of clot material.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

What should I bring on vacation if I am on high amounts of blood thinner? Should i take any special precautions?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Bring meds and plan.: Take your meds and have a plan to get your inr measured if you are due during vacation. ( I am assuming you are on coumadin). Do not do anything overly risky. In the case of coumadin, (warfarin) the amount you take is not important. We measure the effect of the blood on your blood's ability to form clot. The amount that keeps your inr on target is the correct dose.
A member asked:

Is malaxican a blood thinner?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 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 seems to thin the most and last the longest (15 days). Each one has different properties, as usual....
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is watson 349 a blood thinner?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Watson 349: Watson 349 pill - acetaminophen/hydrocodone 500 mg / 5 mg, neither component of this pill is a blood thinner.

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