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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Anti Coagulation Drug (Overview)

Anti-coagulation agents are a kind of cardiovascular drug and a blood and coagulation drug.


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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Not really: Aspirin at low doses has the ability to decrease the stickiness of your platelets and is often used to reduce chances of a stroke or heart attack. Aspirin does have anti-inflammatory properties, but its association with liver damage/failure and brain damage in kids (reye syndrome) led to rare use under the age of 16. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Anti Coagulation Drug (Overview)

Anti-coagulation agents are a kind of cardiovascular drug and a blood and coagulation drug.


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Is aspirin an alternative to warfarin? I have had 2 uedvts and i need anti coagulation for life.

Is aspirin an alternative to warfarin? I have had 2 uedvts and i need anti coagulation for life.

It's not: Aspirin, although, used for anticoagulation, is drastically different from warfarin. It acts upon platelets preventing their aggregation, whereas warfarin acts upon clotting factors (proteins) in the liver, therefore being much stronger in its ability to thin blood. For DVT prophylaxis warfarin is indicated and Aspirin is not. ...Read more

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Which drug is contraindicted for a patient receiving anticoagulant therapy?

Which drug is contraindicted for a patient receiving anticoagulant therapy?

Coumadin (warfarin): There are different anticoagulants out there with different indications. I will just make the assumption you are talking about warfarin. In which case foods that are high in vitamin K like liver, leafy green vegetables, or vegetable oils can make Coumadin less effective. ...Read more

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Can anti anxiety meds affect chemotherapy?

Can anti anxiety meds affect chemotherapy?

Not usually: In fact, some of the anti-anxiety agents such as Ativan might help with nausea problem. Another drug that is helpful is zyprexa (olanzapine). The only concern is that some drugs might interfere with the breakdown of some chemotherapy drugs. Your oncologist should be able to review your meds for interaction with treatment. Even tamoxifen can have interactions with antidepressants. ...Read more

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I'm in AF also CAD. Now taking pradaxa, may be change into plasmin (anti-coagulant drugs from china, Lumbrokinase)?

Pradaxa vs lumbrokin: I would NOT recommend this - while Pradaxa is costly - it comes with the approval of the FDA along with extensive testing for efficacy and safety. From my research Lumbrokinase is derived from earthworms and is still considered investigational. I would be leery of any medications obtained from off shore (NO I do NO work for big Pharma) their safety and efficacy are unproven. ...Read more

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Can anti seizure medication be detected in a drug screen?

Can anti seizure medication be detected in a drug screen?

Yes: In today's world almost any drug can be detected on tests. But it depends on wether they are screening for that drug. It is best to always give a complete list of medications when undergoing any drug screen as many drugs cross react. ...Read more

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Gout-inducing effect of drug called ethambutol for tb?

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Gout-inducing effect of drug called ethambutol for tb?

Yes: Ethambutol is one of effective anti-tb drugs and often added to Isoniazid and rifampin. Optic neuritis and hyperuricemia are well known side effects. ...Read more

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Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

No: It is a medication that helps prevent blood from clotting in a way that is dangerous to the patient. It needs to be closely monitored with lab tests to be effective but is in no way addictive. ...Read more

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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically. ...Read more

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What to do about heparin versus dicumarol as an anti coagulants.?

What to do about heparin versus dicumarol as an anti coagulants.?

Talk to doctor: Neither heparin nor dicumarol is a trivial drug and certainly not a do it yourself matter. Why do you think you nee either one? It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do anti depressant medications count as psychostimulants?

Do anti depressant medications count as psychostimulants?

No: Psychostimulants are drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder such as methylphenidate (ritalin) or adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Antidepressants are an entirely different class of medications. ...Read more

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Does celebrex (celecoxib) contain any blood thinning medications?

Not exactly: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). The nsaids are felt to have some "blood thinning" properties, and they can increase the risk of bleeding particularly when taken in combination with true blood thinners such as warfarin. ...Read more

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Which anti psychotic drug is most effective for schizophrenia: clozapine or aripiprazole?

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Which anti psychotic drug is most effective for schizophrenia: clozapine or aripiprazole?

Antipsychotics: Both are effective. The difference is the tolerability & side-effect profiles. ...Read more

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Side effect of anti thyroid drug?

Side effect of anti thyroid drug?

Lots to know: Usual GI upset, possible rash, but the ones you need to know about are the rare idisyncratic reaction you can get that may cause liver failure or bone marrow suppression. There are rare occurrances and as long as you stop med. Immediately if symptoms occur, you are safe. Discontinue med if you develop yellow eyes or unexplained fever and call your doc. It may be unrelated but you will be safer. ...Read more

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Is Escitalopram 10 mg tablets an anti depressiant medicine?

Is Escitalopram 10 mg tablets an anti depressiant medicine?

Escitalopram: is a widely used prescription medication, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It is used to treat depression and anxiety. Escitalopram is marketed as Lexapro (escitalopram) and Cipralex. Dose ranges from 10 to 20 mg with some variation necessary to individualize the amount. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more