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Acetaminophen Blood Thinner
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
Does acetaminophen affect blood pressure? Is safe to take if you have a history of elevated blood pressure?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Have the flu. Just noticed blood in my stool. It's red, not black. Been taking lots of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Also took tamiflu.
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
No: Hi. No, paracetamol (aka acetaminophen in the USA) does not affect blood glucose levels. Having said that, the two continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) on the market in the USA (Dexcom & Medtronic) are affected by paracetamol; if you use one of them and take paracetamol, the readings are not accurate until the paracetamol is out of your system. Good luck! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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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