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what is the difference between antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs for a stroke?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade

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Do people with lupus have the lupus anticoagulant?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Not necessarily: Although many people with lupus have lupus anticoagulant not all do. And most people with lupus anticoagulant do not have lupus. Patients with lupus are more likely to develop the lupus anticoagulant than the general population so it is one "marker" for the disease.
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Are blood thinning properties found in tizanidine?

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: There are some blod dyscrasias but no known blood thinng properties. But if you are having a problem be sure there is no a drug interaction that tizanidine could be cusing another drugs to exhibit blood thinning effcts.
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Does celebrex (celecoxib) contain any blood thinning medications?

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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 25 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 increase the risk of bleeding particularly when taken in combination with true blood thinners such as warfarin.
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Does vicodin have blood thinning qualities?

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No: As long as you have normal liver function, and take the recommended doses, vicodin does not have blood thinning qualities. Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, advil, alleve, and exedrine do have blood thinning qualities.
A 38-year-old member asked:

It is ok to take magnesium along with a blood thinning medication?

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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 25 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 facial regions. Make sure to disclose all the medications you are using, including supplements, vitamins, or even special diets you are on. These can all affect overall bleeding.

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