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What is the difference between anti-platelet drug and anticoagulant?

What is the difference between anti-platelet drug and anticoagulant?

Different Actions: Anticoagulants are medicines which keep the blood from clotting by action on factors in the blood which are needed to stop bleeding. Oral examples would include warfarin and a new agent pradaxa. Anti-platelet medications interfer with platelet function making them less "sticky" hence less likely to cause a thrombus. Oral examples would include aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) and effient. ...Read more

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Antiplatelet (Definition)

To an antibody to platelets. These can be tested, and high levels of antiplatelet antibodies can be seen in ...Read more


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What’s the benefit of anti-platelet therapy in ckd?

What’s the benefit of anti-platelet therapy in ckd?

Depends: If there is a stent in place or pt has heart disease or hx of stroke - may benefit from anti-platlet tx ; should have some other reason than just ckd for it. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an anticoagulant and an anti-platelet agent medication?

What are the differences between an anticoagulant and an anti-platelet agent medication?

Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade. Antithrombotic is a term covering both kinds of clot medication. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are anticoagulants lesser effective than anti-platelet aggregation drugs in arteries?

Anticoagulants: Complicated answer, there are different mechanisms for arterial vs venous clotting. Platelets more critical for arterial clotting. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) be taken with plavix, 81mg asprin and 5 mg lisiniprol? I read it may incr. Ssri levels and anti platelet effects. What does that mean?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) be taken with plavix, 81mg asprin and 5 mg lisiniprol? I read it may incr. Ssri levels and anti platelet effects. What does that mean?

Use with caution: As with all meds, use is determined by balancing benefits against potential adverse rxns. You're right on both counts: there is incr. Ssri levels and more anti-platelet effect. Beware of abn. Bleeding/bruising. Hyperreflexia and tremor can occur. Rarely, more serious effects like anxiety, agitation, tachycardia and altered thinking (serotonin sydrome). ...Read more

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Platelet count in 2009 was 233, in 2011 was 176 and in 2013 is 158. Mono % is 12.5 and ab mono is.

Variation in: Platelet count within the normal range of about 140-400 is not exciting. You do have some extra monos running around, but hard to comment on that as an isolated finding. Was that also present back to 2009? ...Read more

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Ok results (bulimic)? Lymph 28.6 Total Bil 0.3 gluc 62mg carb diox 23 mpv 10 eos 4.4 ab mono 0.88 phos 5.1 ALT 31. Platelets were up to 670 now @537.

Ok results (bulimic)? Lymph 28.6 Total Bil 0.3 gluc 62mg carb diox 23 mpv 10 eos 4.4 ab mono 0.88 phos 5.1 ALT 31. Platelets were up to 670 now @537.

Lab values: Taken out of context, these lab values are fairly meaningless. Every lab has a normal range for these tests. It is more helpful to have the ranges available to determine if the test is in range for that lab. The one lab that is most off to me is the lymphocytes that appear to be twice the normal range as what j think is normal. Have you had a cold recently? Any fevers? Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Daughter nosebleed 2xday. Hem 12 ab Mono-0.86 lymphoc 24.4% hematocrit 35.8% seg neutrophils 65.9% platelets 639 mpv 9.5 large platelets present. Ok?

Daughter nosebleed 2xday. Hem 12 ab Mono-0.86 lymphoc 24.4% hematocrit 35.8% seg neutrophils 65.9% platelets 639 mpv 9.5 large platelets present. Ok?

Clotting problem: Her hb. And platelets are normal but her PT PTT needs to be checked and all the clotting factors should be checked so the bleeding due to clotting problem should be checked also local exam and cauterize the bleeding vessel in the mean time saline nose drops and a humidifyer might help ...Read more

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Wbc=11.5, platelet count=424, ALT=183, AST=137, GGT=50, neutro=36, lymph=47, ab lymph=5.41, ab mono=1.27, ab eosin=0.69. should I be worried?!

Wbc=11.5, platelet count=424, ALT=183, AST=137, GGT=50, neutro=36, lymph=47, ab lymph=5.41, ab mono=1.27, ab eosin=0.69. should I be worried?!

Hard to say: Submissions to the site should include a description of the problem such as symptoms, duration, events and supportive data. This lab is not particularly notable for anything. Yet without information on why it was obtained, that is all I can say. ...Read more

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32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?

32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?

Several ways: Low platelets can be caused by several things. Medications, other illnesses, liver disease. Itp is an illness in which the body destroys platelets. Iron deficiency can cause a mild or moderate decrease in platelets. You should see a hematologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I read over exertion can lead to slight elevation of platelet due to dehydration. How come fasting for 12 hours doesn't affect platelet count result?

I read over exertion can lead to slight elevation of platelet due to dehydration. How come fasting for 12 hours doesn't affect platelet count result?

Depends: Traditionally, fasting for bloodwork does not require you to not drink water. In fact, you're encouraged to drink water in order to maintain normal hydration while you are restricting other electrolytes and sugar which could cause aberrant values. Technically the dehydration cause by refraining from liquids may potentially be sufficient to falsely elevate both the hematocrit and the platelet count. ...Read more

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Why don't platelets have a nucleus?

No need to divide: The nucleus is present in cells that divide or continue to transcribe new genes into RNA and ultimately translate them to protein. Platelets are shed from larger cells called megakaryocytes, and have all the proteins and chemicals they need for their entire life, so no need for a nucleus. ...Read more

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My six month baby had a platelet count 450thou/ul, we repeated CBC after a month and got the answer 485thou/ul, didn't have cold, should we worry?

My six month baby had a platelet count 450thou/ul, we repeated CBC after a month and got the answer 485thou/ul, didn't have cold, should we worry?

High platelet count: No concern. This much increase could be reactive and there are several sub clinical infections (viral or otherwise) which can contribute. ...Read more

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What does clumped platelets mean?

Clumping together: Platelets are sticky cells thus they can stick and clump together. As a result of platelet clumping, platelet counts reported by automated counters may be much lower than the actual count in the blood because these devices cannot differentiate platelet clumps from individual cells. ...Read more

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How to naturally increase platelets?

Platelets: I see you are suffering from liver cirrhosis. In this case your platelets are affected. There is no natural cure for cirrhosis unfortunately and therefore there is no natural supplement to boost your platelets. ...Read more

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Is there any medicines to reduce platelets?

Yes, why?: Why do you want to reduce your platelet count? What is the count now? Do you have any symptoms? Reducing platelet count requires toxic drugs and is not a do it yourself issue. It would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...Read more

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What do platelets do and how do they do it?

Control bleeding: Platelets monitor blood vessels and if there is injury, stick to the site of injury (adhesion) and then release chemicals that attract other platelets (release reaction). Other platelets respond by being drawn to the area of injury and attaching to the growing platelet plug (aggregation). Activated platelets also provide a surface that supports blood clotting (coagulation). ...Read more