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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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How long does naproxen last as a blood thinner?

How long does naproxen last as a blood thinner?

About 24 hours: Naproxen is the brand name for naprosyn (naproxen) a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It reversibly inactivates new platlets for about 24 hours. This means the blood is "thinned" or less likely to clot during that 24 hours. Aspirin alternatively irreversibly inactivates platlets so they are less sticky for about 7 days. In both cases these are generalizations that differ person to person. ...Read more

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I feel like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is making my circulation bad, will taking naproxen make the blood thinner and easier to flow?

I feel like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is making my circulation bad, will taking naproxen make the blood thinner and easier to flow?

Amphetamines: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an Amphetamine, which is related to Adrenalin in it's actions. Adrenalin is the Fight or Flight hormone. Adrenalin speeds up the heart, raises blood pressure, dilates the pupils, increases sweating and breathing rates. Amphetamines do the same thing. Many adults are mistakenly diagnosed and prescribed stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), which have many potentially dangerous side effects. ...Read more

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A geriatric patient who has had open heart surgery years ago and recently had a stroke and is on blood thinners, can he take aleve (naproxen)?

A geriatric patient who has had open heart surgery years ago and recently had a stroke and is on blood thinners, can he take aleve (naproxen)?

I will avoid: Nsaid's like Naproxen in geriatric patients specially if they are in blood thinners. 50 millions american have gastritic/ulcer disease induced by nsaid's and around 3% of those will bleed from the disease. Also nsaid's are associated with stroke and heart attacks. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) without using more than 3, 000 mg a day. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I get blood in stool after use of aleve- when will it stop?

When you stop: Using aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen and other nsaid's. In either case you need to see a GI doctor for proper evaluation and diagnosis and treatment. This could be something serious that is occult and only aggravate by the aleve (naproxen). Catching something bad early is your best shot at having a good prognosis. ...Read more

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


Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more