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A 32-year-old female asked:

good day dr, i hope youre well. ive recently been diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism and thus have been placed on an anticoagulant(xeralto). im feeling like im starting to get sick (sore throat/blocked nose) can i get something over the counter?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Over the counter: Avoid any products containing aspirin; otherwise, otc meds for colds are fine.

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