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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take your prescribed dose of medication
Once
If necessary, have regular INR checks
Once
If you start new medications, be sure to check the interactions
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I recently stopped taking acetaminophen on a daily basis about 2 weeks ago. Now I am having blood in my stool (3x now) and back pain, what should I do?

I recently stopped taking acetaminophen on a daily basis about 2 weeks ago. Now I am having blood in my stool (3x now) and back pain, what should I do?

See doctor: Tylenol should not cause blood in the stool. If it was being used for back pain, that may be why you are having back pain now. However, anytime there is blood in the stool, that needs to be evaluated by a doctor to rule out many possibilities with the colon, stomach, or esophagus. ...Read more

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How to alleviate the strong pain of spondyloarthrosis in a patient suffering from high blood pressure, when acetaminophen doesn't work?

How to alleviate the strong pain of spondyloarthrosis in a patient suffering from high blood pressure, when acetaminophen doesn't work?

Other modalities: It is true that one may wish to avoid nsaids for back pain (if that is where it is), because of the side effect of of possible salt retention and increasing the blood pressure. Other approaches not affecting BP would be skeletal muscle relaxants, topical analgesics; acupuncture, physical therapy modalities. Sometimes a short course of steroid or opioid analgesics may be considered. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate anticoagulation medication
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Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Check clotting time if indicated
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Avoid medications that can cause bleeding
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Taking 25mg metoprolol ER for palps, is it ok to take midol pm for cramps (acetaminophen\diphenhydramine citrate). My blood pressure and hr is normal?

Taking 25mg metoprolol ER for palps, is it ok to take midol pm for cramps (acetaminophen\diphenhydramine citrate). My blood pressure and hr is normal?

Yes: These medications can be taken as I am unaware of any serious interactions. Always let your dr. Know what medications you take so they can update your medical chart and assure if in the future any other medication additions do not interact with them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I take hydrocondone/acetaminophen for pain but it did not show up in my blood test. Why?

I take hydrocondone/acetaminophen  for pain but it did not show up in my blood test. Why?

It must be...: You could not have add a comprehensive drug test . It would have identified the narcotic. You should have identified the drug before the test! ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take your medication daily
Daily
Be consistent with dietary habits if on Warfarin
Once
Ask doctor for interactions with other medications
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Be aware of bleeding risk
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Have the flu. Just noticed blood in my stool. It's red, not black. Been taking lots of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Also took tamiflu.

Have the flu. Just noticed blood in my stool. It's red, not black. Been taking lots of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Also took tamiflu.

Red in stool: This is likely a hemorrhoid. Soften the stools with colace 100 mg two times a day and use a teaspoon of mineral oil three to four times a day. This should help. You should have this checked by a gastrointestinal specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anticoagulant (Definition)

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

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more

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