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Anti Platelet Ab Indirect
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm wondering why are anticoagulants lesser effective than anti-platelet aggregation drugs in arteries?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whether New oral anticoagulant drugs (pradaxa 150 2x/day) may be combined with anti-platelet drugs (Plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg/day)?? i'm in Af also CAD??
Yes: be carful about bleeding because there is no antidote for these new agents. ...Read more
My father 72yr with paroxysmal Afib and hypertension,s.creatine 1.56 taking cordarone (amiodarone) 300,metoprolol 75,anti platelet should he change to anticoaglnt?
Platelet count in 2009 was 233, in 2011 was 176 and in 2013 is 158.. Mono % is 12.5 and ab mono is .
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
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