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Anticoagulant (Overview)

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 of solidifying the clot.


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What's circulating anticoagulant disorder ?

What's circulating anticoagulant disorder ?

A blood abnormality: It is a substance in the blood, usually an antibody, that interferes with the tests that analyze of ability of blood to clot. The most common is an anti-phospholipid antibody, or lupus anticoagulant, which actually makes clotting more likely. There are other antibodies that can make blood not clot (acquired hemophilia, etc.) drugs that prevent clotting are also "circulating" anticoagulants. ...Read more

Anticoagulant (Overview)

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 of solidifying the clot.


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Can you please tell me what exactly is circulating anticoagulant disorder ?

See below: These are usually antibodies that your body produces to defeat clotting factors and may cause bleeding. Some, like the lupus anticoagulant, however, increase the risk of clotting, paradoxically. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Tip)

Living with Coronary Artery Disease

Green tea & blood thinner interactions: green tea can reduce effect of warfarin. Be careful! ...See more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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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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Is it safe to take anticoagulants in pregnancy?

Yes: Anticoagulants carry a risk of bleeding. Usually there is a very good reason for taking anticoagulants in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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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