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Are Blood Thinning Properties Found In Tizanidine
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more
No: Tizanidine should not cause any changes in blood sugar level. The one caveat to this is if you have something like a spinal cord injury where you have large muscles in spasm, and tizanidine works very well cutting down these spasms, you could lower your metabolism thus increasing your blood sugar. Otherwise, if you don't have an sci/tbi/stroke, then it shouldn't change your sugars at all. ...Read more
No: Not that I'm aware of. Green tea does have anti-oxidants though. ...Read more
What is the question: The indication for blood thinning medication in your case? Medications to thin bld are of few categories - aspirin, coumadin (warfarin), plavix, (clopidogrel) medications that alter shape and flexibility of red blood cells called hemorheology altering agents- example trental (pentoxyphylline) and injection forms blood thinnners - Heparin -conventional and low molecular weight form- a more refined ones are there. ...Read more
No: And stay away from it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not as far I know: To be safe check with yore doctor. ...Read more
No problem: I've given Botox to about 7, 000 headache patients and many were on Aspirin or prescription blood thinners and I have not seen any increase in bleeding or bruising. It is important to make sure that the doctor uses a 30-gauge needle (or thinner) and is experienced in this procedure. ...Read more
None: No food restrictions.Get a more detailed answer ›
High fat meals: The biggest consideration while taking Pradaxa in regards to food is the fat content of the meal that you eat around the time you take pradaxa. When Pradaxa is taken with a high-fat meal absorption is delayed by about 2 hours which means that it takes longer for the medication to reach its maximum effect. Unlike warfarin, you do not have to worry about your consumption of green leafy vegies. ...Read more
Aspirin: Aspirin works by 'poisoning' platelets. Once all the platelets have been affected by the Aspirin, if you stop there will daily be more platelets entering circulation that are not 'poisoned'. This is why Aspirin is given daily. One whole aspirin (325mg) a day generally will ensure that all the platelets are hit. The 81mg/day dose is effective for about 80% of people. ...Read more
Unknown: I reviewed the 2008 study published in arthritis research (which showed a beneficial effect)-no bleeding was observed. I also reviewed the national institutes of health alternative ; complementary medicine data which notes that it "has not been tested for safety in controlled clinical trials" and it is "regulated as a dietary supplement" (not as a medicine). Bottom line: no one knows! ...Read more
Leafy greens: Dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, chard, cabbage), asparagus, prunes, pickles, brussels sprouts, scallions and herbs are among the most problematic of foods (i.e., foods with lots of vitamin k which can slow the effects of blood thinners like coumadin (warfarin).). ...Read more
Probably not: Webmd lists no bleeding issues with yucca. The national institutes of health national center for alternative and complementary medicine has no listing for yucca or any of its alternative names. I doubt that it has ever been closely scrutinized. ...Read more
Maybe: A person on blood thinners can ask his prescribing doctor to look for a tablet that does not contain lactose. Some medications contain lactose, while others do not. If no lactose-free tablets are available, the person can just take the lactose-containing medication with a lactaid lactase enzyme tablet, to digest the lactose from the medication. ...Read more
What may be the cause for a B12 of 1003 and an aptt level of 35. I am not on any meds for blood thinning?
Maybe nothing.: Elevated B12 levels usually are of no significance. The usual cause in a diet high in b12. A pathologic reason is rare, and would typically be much higher. The PTT of 35 seconds is borderline high, and might still be normal, or could be indicative of a mild inherited or acquired bleeding disorder. If the PTT was done to evaluate bruising or bleeding, further studies would be in order. ...Read more
Many: Muscle relaxants (i.e. Skelaxin, (metaxalone) flexeril), neuropathic agents (gabapentin, lyrica), opiates (morphine, hydrocodone), Lidocaine and other local anesthetics, tyelenol, along with many other drug classes do not thin the blood. Aspirin is the most commonly used pain killer that will act as a blood thinner. ...Read more
Acetominophen/narcot: If you are worried about bleeding, you should avoid Aspirin and all of the 'nsaids' - ie, aleve, (naproxen) motrin, etc. About the only otc pain reliever than will not increase bleeding risk is acetaminophen. Narcotics also do not cause bleeding, but these are rarely needed, . ...Read more
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Yes- usually good: Turmeric has many health benefits. It thins blood, meaning it reduces risk of blood clots & reduces blood viscosity. Thus, like aspirin, it reduces risk of heart attacks & strokes. It improves the rate of blood flow through microcapillaries, increasing delivery of oxygen & nutrients to our tissues. But if you are having surgery or have a tendency to bleed then this could be harmful. See comment:. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what condition you are taking it for. For a. Fib for example there is Pradaxa and few other medications. ...Read more
They don't: They don't but nature does while the medicine prevents new ones from forming. ...Read more
I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?
What is safe dose of aspirin for the purpose of blood thinning at onset of tia-like symptoms prior to diagnosis can be confirmed?
81mg: Baby Aspirin (81mg) can be taken. One possible caveat is that sometimes brain bleeds can mimic TIA or stroke. In that case taking Aspirin can result in bleeding complications. ...Read more
I am on warfarin. What blood thinning foods should I avoid? I know vit k thickens the blood. Was never told what thinning foods to avoid.
Take Vit K with Warf: I'm not a fan of warfarin because nearly every food, drug ; herb affects it, making its effects very variable. It's not that vit k "thickens blood"- it's needed for blood to clot; warfarin works by inhibiting it, but blocking vit k increases risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis ; maybe cancer- better to take some k ; adjust warfarin dose accordingly- this improves outcomes! See comment:. ...Read more
My father had a stroke and did receive blood thinning meds for a whole month and I just want to know if that could have caused his condition to worsen?
Holy cow: That is a such a complex and multifaceted question that this forum is just the wrong place to address it. Ask his doc, or seek a second opinion perhaps, but any answer that is limited to 400 characters (as we are) would not be sufficient for such a question. ...Read more
Blood thining: No -tylenol does not thin the blood. ...Read more
Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more
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