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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