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Whom should i tell that i am taking blood thinners?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
All Drs, NPs, PAs: You should tell all your healthcare providers and be sure they are aware whenever you are prescribed a new medication or change in dose. The most common blood thinner, warfarin or coumadin, is a tricky medicine that interacts with many medicines. This could affect the potency of the other medicine and/or the thinness (measured by the inr) of the blood.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Everyone medical: 'blood thinners' (or anti-coagulants as the technical term) are extremely useful agents; but have very serious side effects. Some require periodic monitoring through blood testing; others do not. It is important to share this; as well as other medications you take with your health care providers: the more they know about you the better care they provide to you!

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Last updated Mar 10, 2019

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